2020 Mills Scholarship recipients, left to right, Amanda Goldsmith, Alexander Kiser, Rebecca Owens, and Matthew Stellbauer.
The scholarship winners are:
- Amanda M. Goldsmith, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. Advisors: Dr. Charles Randklev, Dr. Roel Lopez. Research: Using upper thermal limits for select mussel species to guide water management practices in the Edwards Plateau.
- Alexander H. Kiser, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. Advisor: Dr. Charles Randklev. Research: The effects of land use change on threatened and endangered mussel species in Texas utilizing ecological niche modeling.
- Rebecca A. Owens, Department of Water Management and Hydrological Sciences. Advisor: Dr. John R. Giardino. Research: The future and fate of microplastics in fluvial systems; potential impacts on biogeomorphology of urban rivers.
- Matthew Stellbauer, Department of Water Management and Hydrological Sciences. Advisor: Dr. Wendy Jepson. Research: Household water insecurities: Tradeoffs, compromises, and dynamics between domestic use and small scale farmer-led production.
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 196 students involved in water-related studies.
The Mills Scholars Program will begin accepting applications for the 2021 academic year in fall 2020. For more information, see the program’s webpage.