AWWA Student Chapter

AWWAThe Carroll College American Water Works Association (AWWA) Student Chapter is a newly established and recognized student chapter for our engineering program. In 2017, the Carroll College chapter became the first established AWWA Student Chapter in Montana.

About the AWWA

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA is the largest organization of water supply professionals in the world. The Association unites the diverse water community to advance public health, safety, the economy, and the environment. AWWA objectives include:

  • AWWASeek to protect public health
  • Advocate for safe and sustainable water
  • Help provide solutions to effectively manage water, the world’s most important resource
  • Collect and share knowledge
  • Create volunteering opportunities
  • Inspire students to innovate

Carroll College AWWA Student Chapter Objectives

The specific objectives of this Chapter are to promote common professional interests of its members and to further the purposes of the Chapter through not-for-profit activities including, but not limited to: education, training, meetings, publications, and philanthropic work. In keeping with Carroll College’s mission Non scholae, sed vitae (Not for school, but for life), we believe that the AWWA’s mission of preparing students for a professional role after graduation is a great benefit to the Carroll and Helena community. This organization works to get students involved with professionals in the industry and the community for a better understanding of water resources and water treatment to ensure a safe future for all members of society.

Student Chapter ActivitiesAWWA

Student chapter members have opportunities to participate in professional activities and interact with the professional community in several ways:

  • Attend professional guest presentations on campus to inform students of current technologies and to update students on employment opportunities
  • Participate in the Montana State AWWA & Montana Water and Environment Association Annual Joint Conference
  • Participate in the Joint Conference Student & Young Professionals Fresh Ideas Poster Competition
  • Apply for the annual $1000 Donald G. Willems Scholarship sponsored by the Montana State AWWA Section

Supporting Companies

The following are some of the companies who have assisted and supported the Carroll College AWWA Student Chapter: