Congratulations to Team Aqualus, Senior Design team from Mechanical Engineering for winning the Judges Choice Award for Excellence in breadth and depth of their microplastics collection device-Aqualus. The project was co-funded by the Water Center through the Student Research Support Program (Fall 2019). The team designed a semi-autonomous system capable of sampling microplastics in water at variable conditions, while simultaneously measuring water quality parameters such as pH, temperature and salinity.