April 20, 2012
Student Fellowship Awards for FY2013 were announced today, and 3 of the 8 awards were made to HWR students! In all, 4 graduate and 4 undergraduate students were selected as WSP Fellows. Undergraduate fellows will receive awards of $2,750 each and graduate fellows will receive awards ranging from $14,167 to $18,500.
In its announcement, the WSP committee described the new Fellows as "outstanding students who demonstrate academic excellence and the ability to conduct significant research relevant to Arizona and other semi-arid regions." Well said!
One of the four graduate fellows selected included Joel Biederman, HWR PhD Candidate, for his research on "Improved predictive tools for water availability following forest disturbance." Biederman's advisor is Paul Brooks.
Two of the four undergraduate fellows selected included Adam Karczynski for his research on "Determining soil hydraulic conductivity from cosmic-ray neutron data" and Samantha McEntire for her research on "Understanding salinity stress in citrus." Karczynski's advisors are Martha Whitaker and Marek Zreda. McEntire's advisor is Martha Whitaker.
Other Fellows selected for the forthcoming year included PHD candidates Jake Davis (Chemical and Environmental Engineering), David Love (Systems and Industrial Engineering), and Zachary Sugg (Geography and Development), as well as Baccalaureate candidates Stephanie Ruehl (Chemical and Environmental Engineering) and Yiming Zhang (Chemical and Environmental Engineering).
Congratulations to Joel, Adam, and Samantha! We look forward to your final research presentations at the end of your fellowship period next spring!