Top row (left to right): Anya Allen, Kathleen Costello, Taylor Jordan. Bottom row: Dorothea Mildenberger, Chiranjibi Poudyal, Xiaolei Xu.
The scholarship recipients are:
- Anya Allen, Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering. Advisor: Garrett McKay, Ph.D. Research: Photochemistry and advanced oxidation processes of cyanotoxins in surface water.
- Kathleen Costello, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Advisor: John M. Cason, Ph.D. Research: Utilizing Wild Peanut Species to Introgress Traits for Drought Tolerance and High Oil Content into Cultivated Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)
- Taylor Jordan, Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering. Advisor: Francisco Olivera, Ph.D. Research: The effectiveness of green infrastructure for reducing flooding in urban areas.
- Dorothea Mildenberger, Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Advisor: Charles Randklev, Ph.D. Research: Evaluating the Thermal Tolerances of Three Freshwater Mussels from the Sabine and Neches River Basins, in East Texas.
- Chiranjibi Poudyal, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Advisor: Nithya Rajan, Ph.D. Research: In-season canopy temperature variations and its association with drought, tolerance, photosynthesis, and crop productivity.
- Xiaolei Xu, Department of Oceanography, College of Arts and Sciences. Advisor: Yina Liu, Ph.D. Research: A molecular-level investigation of photochemical transformation of dissolved organic matter in coastal waters.
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 awarded more than $528,700 in Mills Scholarships to support 219 students involved in water-related studies.
The next Mills Scholars Program request for proposals will be released in January 2024. Read more about Mills Scholarships.