CEE graduate students Miller, Moutinho, Walker selected as NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Three CEEatGT graduate students have been selected as 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows: Courtney Miller, Jennifer Moutinho, and La Sasha Walker.

NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. 

Courtney Miller
EFMWR, Georgakakos
BS: McGill University

Miller's research will improve the understanding and modeling of wetland hydrologic and ecological functions and responses using satellite and in situ data. The improved modelling technique will be applied to the Sudd Wetlands in South Sudan and integrated into a decision support system for the Nile River Basin. 

Jennifer Moutinho
EnvE, Russell
BS: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Moutinho's research focuses on characterizing the dispersion of multiple traffic pollutants using a range of sampling sites across the Georgia Institute of Technology campus, adjacent to the most congested highway in Atlanta.

La Sasha Walker
SEMM, DesRoches
BS: Prairie View A & M University

Walker's research seeks to develop sustainability guidelines for the application of Recycled Concrete Aggregates (RCA) for structural concrete involving(a) environmental impacts of using RCA; (b) the expected structural performance; and (c) life-cycle cost analysis.