Perrin Falkner, University of Virginia, ARCS MWC Clark Construction Undergraduate Scholar presented a poster on her work in sustainability in public infrastructure at the American Society of Civil Engineering in partnership with the World Bank. Through the Policy Internship Program (PIP) at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Perrin was selected to work as one of the science and technology policy interns at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), the Department of Energyís Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), and the National Rural Electric Cooperative (NRECA) last year.
Perrin is passionate about sustainability and conducted research on participatory design in Khayelitsha, South Africa, as well as on fiber optic irrigation technology development project at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain in the Agronomic Engineering Department. Ms. Falkner serves as the president the UVA student chapter of American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) researched sustainable stormwater management, worked on upgrading shack infrastructure in South Africa and currently is working on a project on improving earthquake disrupted housing in Armenia. , Perrin was one of the members of the UVA Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) team to take top honors at 2017 WaterJAM. The UVA CEE WaterJAM design team for 2017 won first-place in a student design competition hosted by the Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA).