New Waves August 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

TWRI awards Mills Scholarships to graduate students

Contacts: Cecilia Wagner, 979.458.1138,

COLLEGE STATION--Texas A&M AgriLife's Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) recently awarded Mills Scholarships to 13 Texas A&M University graduate students for the 2008-09 academic year to pursue water-related research.

TWRI's Mills Scholars Program, an endowed fund that supports research in water conservation and management, provided the $1,500 scholarships to the students to use for education-related expenses. TWRI uses the Mills Scholars program to encourage and assist current and prospective graduate students to incorporate water resources studies into their graduate programs at Texas A&M University.

Students receiving the scholarships are:

  • Andrew Leidner, Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Israel Parker, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
  • Dipankar Dwivedi, Reema Padia, Bailey Sullivan and Sean Tolle, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Cara Harclerode, Leon Holgate and Yujin Wen, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
  • Bhavana Viswanathan, Department of Horticultural Sciences
  • Sanghyun Kim and Chihun Lee, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
  • Chan Yong Sung, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Some of the research conducted by this year's Mills Scholars includes investigation of the transport and fate of E. coli in Lake Granbury, deficit irrigation planning and the effect of salt pollution on water supply capabilities.

Mills Cox, a former chairman of the Texas Water Development Board, funded the W.G. Mills Endowment, which provides the scholarships.

For more information on the Mill's Scholarship Program or to learn more about the student's projects, contact Cecilia Wagner, TWRI project manager, at 979.458.1138 or

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