A Year Full of Accomplishments

The 2016-2017 year was a momentous year for graduate students in the Department of Geography and the Environment.  With so many accomplishments, from recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense to awards from the American Association of Geographers 2017 conference and fellowships from an array of departments and foundations across the university and beyond, our department, and the students who received these prestigious awards, have much to be proud of, especially given that fact that the cumulative total of these awards comes out to over a quarter million dollars.  Let us congratulate the steadfast work and dedication of these students that contribute to the fame and pride of our department and look forward to another year of profound advancement in the field of geography and the environment!  In the meantime, have a safe, fun, and productive summer!

Brendan Hoover – Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy to study in Morgantown, W. Va. for 10 weeks over the summer

Amelia Sosnowski – Space, Place, and Cattle: The Differential Environmental Impacts of Livestock as a Function of Livelihood History – Donald D. Brand Pre-Dissertation Fellowship for summer research, Sponsored by the Erich W. Zimmermann Professorship in Geography (& Bill Doolittle)

Amelia Sosnowski – How Displacement and Livelihood Histories Impact the Use of the Environment – Global Research Fellowship, University of Texas for summer research

Amelia Sosnowski – Restructuring social-ecological dryland systems following human displacement: Spatio-temporal linkages from the individual to the landscape – Veselka Foundation Fellowship for summer research from UT Department of Geography and the Environment

Kalli Doubleday – P.E.O International Scholar Award, For excellence in scholarship to support final year of graduate school

Kalli Doubleday – University Graduate Continuing Fellowship, University of Texas, Austin, for excellence in scholarship and to support final year of graduate school

Kalli Doubleday – Maurine McElroy Excellence Fund Research Grant, UT Quest, for Dissertation Research

Kalli Doubleday – Intellectual Entrepreneurship Mentor Grant, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas, Austin, for mentoring an undergraduate and that undergraduate participation in national conference (AAG)

Ciara Segura – E.D. Farmer International Fellowship by LLILAS/Mexico Center for exploratory research in Oaxaca, Mexico

Ciara Segura -Veselka Foundation Fellowship for summer research from UT Department of Geography and the Environment for MA thesis research in California from UT Department of Geography and the Environment

Colin Doyle – Best Paper Award at the Master’s level from Geomorphology Specialty Group of American Association of Geographers (AAG)

Cody Schank – 2nd place in the John Odland Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) Specialty Group Student Paper Competition at AAG

Greta Wells – Global Research Fellowship from the UT International Office for summer field work

Leila Donn – Research grant from the Latin America Specialty Group of the AAG

Leila Donn -Veselka Foundation Fellowship for summer field research in Belize from UT Department of Geography and the Environment

Sara Eshleman – Explorers Club Field Grant

Sara Eshleman – Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers Field Grant

Sara Eshleman – National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship from the Department of Defense (DoD), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Army Research Office (ARO) for 4 years of support for her research on the nexus between ecosystem formation and function and human and animal activity in Belize.

Aaron Groth – Global Research Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin — funds three months of summer field research in Apurímac, Peru.

Aaron Groth – Fellowship in Natural Resource Governance, Human Rights, and Inequality, University of Texas at Austin School of Law and Rapoport Center for Human Rights — funding three months working with Peruvian Society of Environmental Law (Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental) on issues of natural resource governance and human rights during the fall semester

Sisi Duchicela – Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers Field Grant

Sisi Duchicela – Veselka Foundation Fellowship for summer field research in Ecuador from UT Department of Geography and the Environment

Sophie Fuchs – Veselka Foundation Fellowship for summer field research in Ecuador from UT Department of Geography and the Environment

William Delgado – David L. Huff Memorial Graduate Fellowship for research in economic geography from UT Department of Geography and the Environment

Grand Total: $253,570

 

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