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Andromeda Dumont #ALD17 @findingada

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Andromeda Dumont is a working water resources engineer who consults and works throughout the world. Her blog The Watermark showcases the work and life of a working professional engineer.

From The Watermark

Growing up, my siblings and I always had access to a workshop full of machinery and an eager dad showing us how to use pH strips on anything lying around. It’s no surprise that I fell in love with F.I.R.S.T. robotics club in high school and went on to pursue the design side of STEM. It’s only just occurring to me how great I thought it was to try to mentor the younger students in middle school or the freshman coming into robotics club!

After inspiration from the F.I.R.S.T. robotics team and P.L.T.W. classes at my high school, I started the undergraduate program in mechanical engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology. It didn’t take long for me to realize that in a school of 23% women, the ME classes were going to be all guys. That was really my first experience with feeling, not just knowing, that STEM is stacked with dudes! So I shortly switched into the geological engineering program. Ask my mom and she will tell you that I’ve always collected rocks, ripping out the seams of my pockets, and insisting on the biggest and heaviest for her to tug out of the ground and lug home.

More on Adromeda Dumont’s focus:

My mission is to showcase the workstyle and lifestyle of an emerging engineer. My ultimate goal is to encourage & empower young women who might be interested in STEM by providing transparency to the field & help to foster social enthusiasm for women in engineering.

From: Drinking Recycled Poopwater

The treatment technology uses microfiltration (for bacteria and large organisms) and reverse osmosis (for dissolved materials and smaller organisms) to filter out particles. Then it may undergo advanced oxidation (ultraviolet light) to destroy low concentrations of potentially toxic compounds. That’s three separate barriers against contamination. I like this little schematic to help me visualize the size of these microscopic particles. And check out the schematics for how microfiltration and RO work (filters and fun. basically).

Andromeda’s blog: The Watermark

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