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Congrats to Chantelise for winning a fellowship from the Lisa Marie White Graduate Student Awards Program! Here is a link: http://dhi.ucdavis.edu/?p=3987. Although it won't make her rich, every little bit counts especially with respect to greasing the skids for future funding. It should be interesting to see what her research uncovers in comparing groundwater management institutions in Sonoma County, CA and Baja, Mexico.
Congratulations to CEPB graduate student Susie Pike for winning a scholarship from the Women's Transportation Center: http://wtsinternational.org/AboutUs.aspx. It is good to have so many hardworking, ambitious people associated with CEPB. Good job!
As mentioned in a previous blog, Matt Hamilton was awarded a prestigious Switzer fellowship. The link below has the story as written up in the Davis Enterprise.
CEPB graduate students are highly encouraged (indeed, required) to apply for relevant fellowships and awards until they run out of eligibility. We have a pretty good track record of winning awards, and even those students who don't succeed in a particular year learn a lot of valuable grant writing skills (even they will tell you this is true, even though the process can be painful on top of classes and other duties). In 2010, Meredith Niles won a prestigous National Science Foundation graduate fellowship and Matt Hamilton was awarded the highly competitive Switzer Fellowship. Below is the announcement from Switzer, which went straight to the Dean of the Colleage of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and was accompanied by a widely broadcast press release. I'm not even listing all the students who have won awards, but congrats to those who have and keep trucking to those whose time is yet to come.
"Dear Dean Van Alfen,