Otakuye Conroy-Be

After five years at the University of Utah, Otakuye Conroy-Ben has returned to Arizona — the state where she became the first Lakota in history to earn a doctorate in engineering.

As an assistant professor of Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering her research interests surround water and wastewater treatment and reuse — ranging from understanding what pollutants exist in wastewater, what adverse effects they have and why they sometimes survive treatment efforts.


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