SAVE THE DATE!
MEHA will be hosting a virtual spring conference on May 13th from 9:00am to 3:15pm. The conference will be held over a Microsoft Teams Live Event. Registration for active members will be $20. Retirees and Students will be $10, and non-members will be $60. Look out for registration links coming your way soon.
This year’s recipient of the Northstar Scholarship is Madison Swenson. Madison is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Public Health from University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. Madison is expected to graduate this coming May.
Madison is interested in the field of Emergency Response and Disaster relief. Madison has already contributing to the Environmental Health field by conducting research on the sanitation of float tanks and the implications of frac-sand mining on drinking water. Madison has spent a summer as an Environmental Health intern for the Barron County Public Health Department along with presenting to at our 2020 Winter MEHA conference and serving as the President of the Student National Environmental Health Association at UWEC.
Madison was highly recommended for this scholarship by Dr. Laura Suppes professor at the UWEC and MEHA member who described her as “bright, ambitious, and a great problem solver”.
Madison is and will continue to be a leader in the field of Environmental Health. The Northstar Scholarship is well deserved.
This year’s recipient of the Mary Lauren Olson Memorial Scholarship is Puleng Moshele.
Puleng earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Macalster college. In the fall of 2018, she began graduate school at the University of MN School of Public Health and is now a 1st year PHD student in the Industrial Hygiene Program, in the department of Environmental Health Sciences, at the University of Minnesota.
Puleng is interested in the field of industrial hygiene and is currently contributing to the field by developing of mathematical modeling frameworks for occupational exposures in underserved worker populations. Her focus is to provide models that integrate the capacity and local infrastructure to manage and improve health conditions in their workplace
Puleng was highly recommended for this scholarship by Dr. Peter Raynor, an industrial hygiene professor at the U of M who described her as “a creative and independent research assistant” and that she “helps to build community among the students in the industrial hygiene program”. Additionally, she has an amazing GPA and was recently inducted into Delta Omega, the Public Health honorary society.
Puleng is and will continue to be a leader in the field of Environmental Health. The Mary Lauren Olson Scholarship is well deserved.
A belated congratulations to the 2020 MEHA Merit Award Winner: Amy Saupe
Amy's dedication to the future of Environmental Health and hard work as Scholarship Committee chair and MEHA's science fair representative have brought tremendous value to the association. See below for a video of congratulations from some of Amy's colleagues and MEHA collaborators.
Consider attending the Iowa Environmental Health Association Fall Conference, October 14-15, 2020, in West Des Moines.
If you're interested in sharing some of your good work with our neighbors, consider presenting as well. Abstracts are due by July 10, 2020.