Conservation Matters January 2016

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Mills Scholarships awarded to four TAMU students

Mills Scholarships awarded to four TAMU students

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) has awarded 2016 Mills Scholarships to four graduate students conducting water-related research at Texas A&M University.

The scholarship recipients are:

  • Kyungtae Lee, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. Advisor: Dr. Huilin Gao. Research: Impact of future hydrologic extremes on water supply and irrigation water demand under changing climate in Texas.
  • Xiangmin Sun, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. Advisor: Dr. Bradford Wilcox. Research: Combined high-resolution remote sensing for measuring evapotranspiration in Brazos County, TX.
  • Anastasia Thayer, Department of Agricultural Economics. Advisor: Dr. Bruce McCarl. Research: Assessing crop yields under climate change and decadal climate variability in the High Plains: impacts and adaptation strategies.
  • Liyan Tian, Department of Geography. Advisor: Dr. Steven M. Quiring. Research: Impact of climate oscillations on precipitation variability in Texas.

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 more than $313,000 in scholarships for 180 students involved in water-related studies.

The Mills Scholars Program will begin accepting applications for 2017 in fall 2016. For more information, visit the Mills Scholars Program

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