By Andrea Garay
December 18, 2019
The Water Center at Penn awarded research grants during Fall 2019 to 4 graduate students under the Student Support Program Award. The students will use the grant money for research in water science, policy and sustainability. The grant aims to recognize academic excellence and prepare students for leadership roles by encouraging applied research and community engagement.
Ph.D. Candidate, City and Regional Planning
In her research, Chaeri is investigating into how cities across the US
have adopted green infrastructure for stormwater management.
Her work will aggregate and organize green infrastructure approaches
by local governments across a variety of policy, program
and project considerations.
Ph.D. Candidate, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Jonas’ research will assess fluoride content of surface
and groundwater in Cinovec area of the Czech Republic.
Jonas is also looking to understand the potential
mechanism of fluoride transport in these water sources.
Master’s Student, School of Arts and Sciences
Akudo will take part in the Bat Archeological Project in Oman.
Through her research she aims to better understand the impacts
of land use activities on water resources and to develop
best practices to prevent and mitigate these impacts.
Master of Engineering Student, Integrated Product Design
Leora (center), along with her team- Caroline Weiss (far right),
Andrew Levine (right), Phoebe Altenhofen (far left), Joseph Auckley (left)-
is designing a semi-automated platform for microplastic data
collection and sampling in estuaries and rivers. The team hopes that
their system will help overcome various drawbacks in the existing