Kelly Pettersen, William Rhoads, Caitlin Proctor, Virginia Tech (image) Virginia Tech Share Print E-Mail Caption This image shows, from left to right: Kelly Pettersen, a civil engineering undergraduate research assistant; William Rhoads, a civil engineering doctoral student who will focus his dissertation on the Sloan project; and Caitlin Proctor, a civil engineering master's student who will focus her thesis on the Sloan project. They are pictured with a pipe rig and water heaters to be used in the study on the effect of temperature, flow, and pipe configuration on the plumbing microbiome. Credit Alex parish, Virginia Tech Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.