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Andrew King

Environmental Engineering
Andrew King

Hometown: Ardmore, PA

Current School Year: Senior

Anticipated year of Graduation: 2013

Major: Environmental Engineering


Please describe your study/research interests and why.

I am focusing my degree on water resources.  My primary research interest is hydroclimatology and water resource systems, specifically any implications a changing climate might have on the system performance.  I enjoy looking at water resources from a broad lens.  The hydroclimate we live in is dynamic and we can best prepare for future issues by planning ahead.  I am currently working with Dr. Paul Block of the CAEE Department on a research project related to my interests.

Please describe your co-op experience.  Include where you worked, a brief description of your duties, and what you learned.

I am fortunate to have had a diverse co-op experience at Drexel, which allowed me to identify what I would like to do after graduation.  My first co-op was at React Environmental Professional Services Group, Inc. (REPSG Inc.), a small private company, working in environmental remediation. My second co-op was working within the Philadelphia Water Department’s Stormwater Plan Review section.  While at PWD I was able to learn a lot about the new stormwater regulations in Philadelphia, and the technologies that are being used to reduce the stormwater loading on Philadelphia’s combined sewer system.  My final co-op was at Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. as a production engineer in water treatment.

Explain what you would like to do after graduation.

I would ideally like to live in another location, either nationally or globally, in a position where I can apply my skills gained over my time at Drexel.  I want to travel and work so I think this is a happy medium.

Explain what you like about Drexel’s Engineering Program.

I really appreciate all of the opportunities Drexel Engineering has offered me.  The co-op program has given me meaningful well-rounded work experience.  The BS/MS program allowed me to push myself as a student and pursue my research interests.