As an ambassador of the 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, ENS Aidan Uvanni is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Water and Environmental Engineering with a specialization in Water Management and conduct a research project, Designing Sustainable Treatment System to Address Stormwater Pollution Due to Climate Change, at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), the Czech Republic. Given the increase in frequency and intensity of rainfall caused by climate change, his proposed research project will contribute to addressing pollution produced by stormwater flooding and its results will be tested and implemented in a selected urban area of Prague municipality. As a Fulbright scholar to Czechia, ENS Uvanni will engage with experts from the environmental agency, The Czech Republic National Conservation Agency, as well as build a professional network with the Civil Engineering Faculty at the CTU. Engaging with the historians from the Terezin Concentration Camp will enable him to continue studying the inhumane actions committed by the Third Reich. His goal is to establish the Student Fulbright Association at the CTU and to develop and maintain The Czech-U.S. Fulbright Alumni Newsletter where Fulbright scholars will share their cultural and professional experiences. He also hopes to study the country’s language, history, and arts.
ENS Aidan Uvanni graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and was commissioned as a CG Officer in May of 2021. From June of 2021 to July 2022, he served onboard USCGC Polar Star, a heavy icebreaker that operates under the control of the CG Pacific Area and deploys annually to break a resupply channel to McMurdo Station, Antarctica.