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Testing water quality in the springs of rural Appalachia

Leigh-Anne Krometis, associate professor of biological systems engineering, and her team are testing the water of local springs in Welch, West Virginia. Welch is located in McDowell County, one of the 8th poorest counties in the United States.

Composite containing two images: one is of a student standing in front of a small waterfall while the other is of a student holding a bottle of water.

Nanoscale to Macroscale

Our faculty and students work in a broad range of biological systems, from natural systems, such as watersheds with a focus on water resources, to built systems, such as bioreactors and bioprocessing facilities. We seek to improve animal, human, and environmental health through development and design of healthy food products, vaccines, bioenergy, biomaterials, and water quality management practices.