2008 Scholar

Michael J. Adelman
Lafayette College

Michael J. Adelman
Michael Adelman is a sophomore in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lafayette College. He has a strong interest in sustainable development, and has been to Honduras multiple times to work on water and coffee-farming projects (and attempt to avoid the scorpions ...). He also founded a sustainable development group in Germany this semester. He participates in research on soil cleanup, trace metals, wastewater drainage in developing communities, and composting – and even led the development of a student-built, campus-wide composting system! He loves being outdoors for work or fun, from Central America to the Adirondacks, and is spending this summer researching contaminant bioremediation (and rooting for the Red Sox!)

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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