Stephanie Bolyard
Dr. Stephanie C. Bolyard
Research and Scholarship Program Manager, Environmental Research and Education Foundation
FL
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Biography
Stephanie Bolyard is the Research and Scholarships Program Manager at the Environmental Research and Education Foundation. Dr. Bolyard received her PhD in environmental engineering at the University of Central Florida. She has eight years of academic and professional experience in domestic wastewater permitting, environmental compliance, solid waste management, and nanotechnology. Her research expertise, include solid waste management, analytical chemistry, advance spectroscopic techniques, biological and advanced oxidation processes, domestic wastewater treatment, and nanotechnology. Dr. Bolyard worked for Brown and Caldwell and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection prior to starting her graduate studies. Her professional background has allowed her to bring engineering experience into the classroom as well as understand firsthand how her research impacts not only industry but also society. She has built an extensive professional network due to her active membership and numerous leadership roles in the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, International Waste Working Group, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and the Water Environment Federation. She is an Environmental Research and Education Foundation doctoral scholar, ATHENA International Emerging Women Leader Fellow, and a former National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellow.
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Education
B.S. Chemistry University of Florida M.S. Environmental Engineering University of Central Florida Ph.D. Environmental Engineering University of Central Florida
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
Latest Questions
  • Gus, New Orleans

    Added Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    Hi, so recently I have changed my major to environmental science in hopes of one day becoming an environmental engineer. However, I am currently thinking about transferring schools however the school I am thinking about transferring to has environmental biology and not science. My current plan is to get my bachelor's in environmental science and my master's in environmental engineering. But my question is, can if I get my bachelor's in environmental biology will that hinder me from becoming an ...
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    Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research and Education Foundation
    Answered Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2:41 PM
    Environmental engineering and environmental science/biology will have different degree requirements. I obtained my MS in Environmental Engineering after completing a degree in Chemistry. During my undergraduate studies I was an engineering major for ...
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  • Anna, Salinas, Ca

    Added Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    I am currently attending community college and trying to strictly complete general ed requirements so I can transfer. I don't really have a major but I am interested in Environmental Engineering. I love math but I don't like science. Would majoring in Environmental Engineering be a good decision still? I love and care for the environment and really want to do something that'll make the world a better place; have a direct impact on improving the Earth's future and all its inhabitants.
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    Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research and Education Foundation
    Answered Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 9:36 PM
    Environmental engineering is a combination of math and science. Courses required in environmental engineering are heavily involved in science. I would consider why you do not like science when evaluating your decision to pursue environmental engineering. ...
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  • Alicia, Norwalk, CT asked Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research and Education Foundation

    Added Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Hello there! I have currently graduated with a degree in environmental studies and I have an interest in environmental engineering. But after doing research online, I have seen many comments stating that the environmental field is on its way out and there are less jobs. What are you thought on that? I really want to stay in this field but if it lacks job security I may have to do a career shift.
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    Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research and Education Foundation
    Answered Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM
    I do not think "environmental engineering jobs" are on their way out. We are facing challenges relating to our environment therefore there is always a need for environmental engineers. For example, environmental engineers are integral in the management ...
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