Conservation Matters October 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

TWRI awards three Mills Scholarships

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) has awarded Mills Scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year to three graduate students conducting water-related research at Texas A&M University.

The scholarship winners are:

  • Charles Fontanier, Water Management and Hydrological Sciences graduate program. Advisor: Dr. Richard White. Research: Improving professional and consumer lawn water management.
  • Hyun Woo Kim, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. Advisor: Dr. Ming-Han Li. Research: The role of low impact development practices in mitigating stormwater runoffs in urbanized watershed landscapes: SWAT simulation approach.
  • Anthony (Tony) Rodger, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Advisor: Dr. Kirk Winemiller. Research: Flow dependent species: Life history and habitat associations in Texas Gulf Coast Rivers.

TWRI administers the Mills Scholars Program, an annual competitive scholarship program supporting graduate research in water at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Galveston and Texas A&M University-Qatar. This program is funded through the W.G. Mills Memorial Endowment. Since 2001, TWRI has funded scholarships for 171 students involved in water-related studies.

The Mills Scholars Program will begin accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year in early 2015. For more information, see twri.tamu.edu/what-we-do/education/mills

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