Jessica Hart Greenwood, Ark. / 26 Biological Engineering BS, 2012 University of Arkansas Project Engineer BlueInGreen, Fayetteville, Ark. During my senior year, I interned with the company where I now work and researched ozonation for color and odor removal in water. Because the company was young and developing new products, I helped with R&D on technologies we sell today. It is awesome to see a product go from paper to full-scale installation. I continue to build on what I learned as an intern, taking a product from inception to finalizing, working on everything: prototyping, pilot testing, data analysis, and even some marketing. It’s very satisfying to see something you’ve invested your time and energy in take off. Two University of Arkansas professors, aiming to merge Henry’s Law with modern technology to more efficiently dissolve gases into liquids, founded BlueInGreen. There is no “typical” day at the office. Employees wear many hats. Flexibility is key! You might find me at my desk writing a proposal or designing a treatment system, testing equipment in the field, or working in the R&D lab. My current focus is water reuse and removal of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors from wastewater before it enters the environment and re-enters the water distribution system. College gave me the foundation to be a good engineer; experience gave me the ability. I have always seen myself in an environmental field—“saving the world”—and that is what I’m doing now. With installations across the globe, BlueInGreen continues to grow and evolve as a company, along with me, protecting the water we all share every day.
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