Inaugural cohort of Rural Resource Resiliency NSF research trainees selected
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019
Kansas State University's first cohort of Rural Resource Resiliency fellows with faculty involved in the program. Front row, from left: Emily Parker; Prathap Parameswaran, assistant professor of civil engineering; Elizabeth Carter; Gaea Hock, associate professor of agricultural education; Yufei "Zoe" Ao; Melanie Derby, associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering; and Evan Heronemus. Second row: Matt Sanderson, professor of sociology; Stacy Hutchinson, professor of biological and agricultural engineering and associate dean of research and graduate programs for the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering; Christopher Chiu; Niloufar Fattahi; Gabriela Perez Quesada; Amariah Fischer; Emily Nottingham; and Kahao Lim. Back row: Shawn Hutchinson, professor of geography; Nathan Hendricks, associate professor of agricultural economics; Stephen Lauer; Ryan Hansen, assistant professor of chemical engineering; Jordan Morrow; Arvind Damodara Kannan; Micah Cameron-Harp; and Partha Pratim Chakraborty. Not pictured is Becky Carnes. | Download this photo.
MANHATTAN — The Rural Resource Resiliency graduate training fellowship, funded by the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship, known as NSF NRT, program at Kansas State University has selected 16 students in its first cohort.
The program will prepare future leaders focused on innovations at the nexus of food, energy and water systems. Fellows are students in agricultural economics, biological and agricultural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, sociology and other fields related to food, energy and water systems.
The program provides students with the opportunity to engage in advanced interdisciplinary research to solve the grand challenges with creating sustainable food, energy and water systems, and resilient rural communities; engage with energy, water and agriculture policymakers on sustainable policies; and be mentored by dedicated faculty regarding graduate school and future career paths.
The following K-State graduate students have been selected for the program:
Becky Carnes, doctoral student in sociology, and Stephen Lauer, doctoral student in sociology, both from Manhattan; Emily Nottingham, master's student in biological and agricultural engineering, Ozawkie; and Jordan Morrow, doctoral student in mechanical engineering, Valley Falls.
From out of state:
Emily Parker, master's student in agricultural economics, Harrison, Arkansas; Elizabeth Carter, master's student in agricultural economics, Springdale, Arkansas; Kahao Lim, doctoral student in civil engineering, Temple City, California; Christopher Chiu, master's student in civil engineering, West Covina, California; Evan Heronemus, master's student in civil engineering; St. Joseph, Missouri; Amariah Fischer, doctoral student in geography, Lincoln, Nebraska; and Micah Cameron-Harp, doctoral student in agricultural economics, Rochester, New York.
From out of country:
Partha Pratim Chakraborty, doctoral student in mechanical engineering, Bangladesh; Yufei "Zoe" Ao, doctoral student in civil engineering, China; Arvind Damodara Kannan, doctoral student in civil engineering, India; Niloufar Fattahi, doctoral student in chemical engineering, Iran; and Gabriela Perez Quesada, doctoral student in agricultural economics, Uruguay.
For more information about the traineeship, how to get involved or support the program, visit nrt.research.ksu.edu/ or contact Melanie Derby, K-State associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering and Hal and Mary Siegele professor of engineering, at firstname.lastname@example.org.