2016 Student Scholarship Recipients

Joshua Willis (undergraduate student, Environmental Engineering), University of Georgia
Research Poster Title: Establishing Environmental Flows Based on Habitat Provision

Calvin Meeks (graduate student, Crop and Soil Sciences), University of Georgia
Research Poster Title: Primed Acclimation: Limited Early Season Irrigation to Maximize Water Use Efficiency

Alyssa Thomson (Doctoral student, Biology), Georgia College & State University
Research Poster Title: Changes in Epipelic Diatom Diversity from the Savannah River Estuary

2015 Student Scholarship Recipients


Katherine Wakefield (graduate student, Biology), Georgia Southern University
Research Poster Title: Assessing Shoreline Change and Vegetation Cover Adjacent to Back-Barrier Shoreline Stabilization Structures in Georgia Estuaries


Scott Dyke (undergraduate, Mechanical Engineering), Georgia Southern University
Research Poster Title: Thermoelectric Generation: Utilizing the Thermoelectric Effects to Increase Engine Efficiencies and Reduce Harmful Emissions to the Environment

2014 Student Scholarship Recipients

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Nicole Caruso (graduate student), Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Title: Nutrient Removal Efficiencies of Native Georgia Grasses in a Laboratory Biofiltration Microcosm Study

“Presenting at the Georgia Environmental Conference gave me the opportunity to receive input from professionals with different perspectives on my project. I returned to Tech with a wealth of ideas on how to improve my methods, re-evaluate my findings, and potential applications I had not considered. The scholarship helped relieve some of the financial burdens that graduate school provides allowing me to focus on my studies rather than my bank account and I am incredibly grateful.”

~ Nicole Caruso, 2014 Scholarship Recipient

Peyton Smith

Peyton Smith (undergraduate student), University of Georgia
Research Title:  Establishing Methanogenic Archaea as an alternative for use in Synthetic Biology; a Demonstrative Advancement in Foundational Synthetic Biology through the production of Geraniol

2013 Student Scholarship Recipient

Binita KC, University of Georgia
Research Poster Title: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment in Georgia