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Professor Naughton Earns AAEES Grand Prize for COVIDPoops19

September 7, 2021

Professor Colleen Naughton has been awarded the 2021 Grand Prize in University Research by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES). Naughton’s lab created an online dashboard titled “COVIDPoops19” to plot the location of global wastewater testing for SARS-CoV-2 during the pandemic. With the help of graduate and undergraduate students, Naughton's team scanned Twitter, publications, news articles and webinars to find the latest information on testing results. The dashboard was made possible through an emergency seed grant from CITRIS and now a sub-award from Michigan State University as part of a global data center for COVID-19 wastewater monitoring.