Super Spring 2016

Graduate students in the Department of Geography and the Environment had a record-setting Spring semester of awards, grants, and fellowships. Twelve graduate students received 16 different honors for an estimated total of $230,000. Of the 16 honors, an impressive 11 were from sources external to the University of Texas and 5 were from sources within the University of Texas. Federal agencies played an important funding role, including two awards from the National Science Foundation and one each from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of State. Four best paper awards were received at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Below is a list of graduate students and their respective awards. Well done everyone!!!!

Robert Bean – Fulbright U.S. Student Program Research Grant to Botswana in Geography from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board; UT-Austin Department of Geography and the Environment Robert E. Veselka Endowed Fellowship for Graduate Research Travel

William Delgado – LLILAS E.D. Farmer Fellowship for 2016-2017; Master’s Student Best Research Paper Award from the American Association of Geographers Water Resources Specialty Group; UT-Austin Department of Geography and the Environment Robert E. Veselka Endowed Fellowship for Graduate Research Travel

Kalli Doubleday – Doctoral Fellowship from American Association of University Women, Austin Branch; Society of Women Geographers Evelyn L. Pruitt Fellowship; Graduate Paper Award from the American Association of Geographers Animal Geography Specialty Group

Colin Doyle – UT-Austin Department of Geography and the Environment Robert E. Veselka Endowed Fellowship for Graduate Research Travel

Bisola Falola – Graduate Paper Award from the American Association of Geographers Qualitative Research Specialty Group

Paul Flynn – National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program; Graduate Mentoring Fellowship from the UT-Austin Graduate School; UT-Austin Department of Geography and the Environment Robert E. Veselka Endowed Fellowship for Graduate Research Travel

Paul Holloway – Best Paper by an Early Career Researcher from the 24th GIS Research Conference (U.K.) at the University of Greenwich

Brendan Hoover – U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Samantha Krause – UT-Austin Department of Geography and the Environment Robert E. Veselka Endowed Fellowship for Graduate Research Travel

Edward Park – National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant; Bruton Fellowship from UT-Austin

Kaiti Tasker – UT-Austin Continuing Fellowship

Greta Wells – Master’s Student Best Paper Award from the American Association of Geographers Geomorphology Specialty Group

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