Wisdom Akatu Wins 2022 Schnabel Engineering Scholarship
Congratulations to Wisdom Akatu—winner of the 2022 Schnabel Engineering Scholarship. This annual scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Villanova undergraduate or graduate student in civil engineering to honor the career of Dave Campbell, PE, D. WRE, founder of Schnabel’s dam engineering business unit.
Wisdom is a Ph.D. student whose work focuses on the effect of sediment dynamics on the sustainable function of Stormwater Management Practices (SMPs) to ensure resilience and longevity through proper designs and maintenance requirements.
His career goal is to become a highly technical Civil Engineering Professional within the water and extractive industries to design sustainable and resilient solutions to problems facing humanity.
He plans to utilize his considerable skill sets in water management, hydraulics, and sediment transport coupled with state-of-the-art hydrodynamic models to execute water resources systems engineering, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, and varied restoration projects. We’re excited to see Wisdom’s future contributions to dam engineering!
Wisdoms work focuses on the effect of sediment dynamics on the sustainable function of Stormwater Management Practices to ensure resilience and longevity through proper designs and maintenance requirements.