Northeastern’s Chi Epsilon students participated in the annual CANstruction competition, a competition where students build large structures made entirely of canned goods.
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- Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
- S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
- B.S., Northeastern University, 2002
- B.A., Tufts University, 1993
- Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Project of the Year, Co-Performer (2011)
- National Research Council, Research Associateship (2010)
- National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship (2003-2006)
- American Chemical Society
- Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
- Tau Beta Pi
- L. Fernandez, W. Lao, K. A. Maruya, R. M. Burgess."Calculating the Diffusive Flux of Persistent Organic Pollutants Between Sediments and the Water Column on the Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund Site Using Polymeric Passive Samplers", Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 2014, 3925-3924
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Assistant Professor Loretta Fernandez, who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Marine and Environmental Sciences, was featured in News@Northeastern for her research on water pollution testing.
Some of the toxins found in our air and waterways were put there intentionally: DDT, for instance, was introduced to protect against malaria and other insect-borne diseases. Others find their way into the environment unintentionally.