What would the earth, and the spirit of humanity, look like if the Fall had never happened?
Dr. Ashlynn S. Stillwell is an Associate Professor and the Elaine F. and William J. Hall Excellence Faculty Scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on creating sustainable water and energy systems in a policy-relevant context. She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri (2006), and an M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (2010), M.P.Aff in Public Affairs (2010), and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2013) from The University of Texas at Austin. She received the National Science Foundation CAREER award and the UCOWR Early Career Award for Applied Research for her research work on the energy-water nexus. She was honored with the 2015 Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Woman of Distinction Award in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, the 2018 Rose Award for Teaching Excellence, and the 2018 AEESP Award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science. Dr. Stillwell has also been included on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students at Illinois. She serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois and was previously Chair of the Board of Directors of Faith in Place.
Water connects us with all living things, but wastewater highlights some of the less positive connections that we don’t intend.
As part of Sinai and Synapses’ series “More Light, Less Heat,” Dr. Ashlynn S. Stillwell and Reverend Brian Sauder discuss how their faith led them to their environmental work.
While we’re a lot like Peter – terrified, eager, and unsure – we can put our faith into action.