Jessica Erlingis wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student Jessica Erlingis won a 2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Her research interests include simulation and prediction of hydrometeorological extremes, such as heavy precipitation events and flash flooding. An understanding of these extremes and how they may change with a changing climate is crucial for hazard mitigation and water resources management, among many other applications. This fellowship provides a $12,000 cost of education allowance in addition to a $30,000 annual stipend for three years. National Science Foundation graduate fellows also have access to supercomputing resources. Jessica is a student of Professor Ana Barros.