Stephanie Bolyard
Dr. Stephanie C. Bolyard
Research and Scholarship Program Manager, Environmental Research and Education Foundation
FL

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  • School Days
    University of Florida - B.S. in Chemistry University of Central Florida -M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering
  • Proud Moments
    Obtaining my Ph.D. and the opportunity to travel abroad during graduate school.
  • Hobbies
    Cooking and Baking Traveling Running
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.
  • I am willing to be contacted about potential job shadowing by interested students.
  • I am willing to be interviewed by interested students via email.
  • I am willing to answer written interview questions to be posted on the EngineerGirl website.
  • I am willing to participate in a conference call with a group of interested students who would like to know about my career.
Latest Questions
  • 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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  • Emily, Williamsport asked Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research and Education Foundation

    Added Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Hi! I am a high school junior, and I really want to become an environmental engineer, but I also want to major in renewable energy. Do you think this is a good pairing? And what should I do to work towards environmental engineering? I am in FFA, and I participate in everything I can environmentally. And I am planning on doing a tire recycling drive for my county next fall. I am also enrolled in college classes, and I am trying to get an internship with the state park I live by.
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    Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research and Education Foundation
    Answered Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 8:42 AM
    Yes I think environmental engineering will give you an excellent foundation to pursue renewable energy. Courses covered in an environmental engineering curriculum will be beneficial as you will understand the full implications of various forms and ...
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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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