Pros: great work atmosphere, staff, and mentors.
As a student and a Research Assistant at UTA, I had the chance of working with experienced professors who have been in the industry for decades. Apart from studying some of the most advanced courses in Environmental Engineering like Physical Chemical Processes, Waste Water Treatment Plant Design, Air Pollution Chemistry and Meteorology, Biological Processes, etc. I got a chance to get hands on experiences with the most cutting edge instruments used in modern laboratories like the UV-vis spectrometer, TOC Analyzer, and HPLC. My job required me to analyze samples in the lab for presence of TiO2 nano-particles after a certain chemical reaction which I had to design and perform in collaboration with the chemistry department. My peers and mentors were a great support throughout the completion of my project. I enjoyed working with the latest technology and learning new things and found it hard not to be thinking about it when I was at home.