School of Mines professor wins groundwater award

Eileen Poeter honored for major science contributions


The National Ground Water Association recently announced that Eileen Poeter, a professor in the Hydrology Program at the Colorado School of Mines and consultant with Poeter Engineering in Golden, was named the 2017 M. King Hubbard Award winner for major science contributions to the knowledge of groundwater.

Presented annually, the award goes to a person who has made a major science or engineering contribution to the groundwater industry through research, technical papers, teaching and practical applications. 

Additionally, Eileen received a Fellow designation from NGWA, representing recognition by her peers of outstanding credentials, professional accomplishments and a commitment to promoting the increased understanding of groundwater science and water well technology. 

“Professor Poeter is one of those rare people who is intellectually brilliant and personally humble,” said Mary Hill, a professor at the University of Kansas and nominator for the award. “This has allowed her to embody the grace needed for effective leadership in the rapidly changing, always challenging world of emerging computer technology, and the associated energetic community of groundwater modelers and field personnel.”

The association is a nonprofit professional society and trade association for the global groundwater industry.

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