William R. Walker Graduate Research Fellow Award

Announcements and Application

Bill Walker portait by George Wills from May 2007 Water CentralGraduate students from Virginia Tech are invited each spring to submit applications to the Virginia Water Resources Research Center for the William R. Walker graduate fellowship. The fellowship is intended as an aid to persons who are preparing for a professional career in water resources. Individuals pursuing graduate work in a water resources field different from the field of emphasis as an undergraduate, or individuals with work experience returning to graduate school to study water resources are especially encouraged to apply.

The Water Center has offered the Walker Award since 1999. The awards are effective at the start of the fall semester each year.

Funds can be used at the recipient’s discretion, during enrollment at a university as a student, for professional development (such as attending workshops and conferences) and purchasing materials that will enhance professional productivity (such as books and software).

Click here to download the application and view submission deadline.

For more information, contact: Dr. Kevin McGuire at kevin.mcguire@vt.edu or (540) 231-6017; or the main Water Center office at water@vt.edu or (540) 231-5624.

Sketch of William Walker by George Wills of Blacksburg, Va. (http://www.etsy.com/people/BlacksburgArt).


Past Recipients

  • 2016
    Travis Spangler, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2015
    Carlos Mantilla Pena, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2014
    Heather Govenor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2013
    J. P. Gannon, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech
    Stephanie Houston, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2012
    Sarah Eagle, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech
    Beatriz Mogollón, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech
  • 2011
    Jonathan Mellor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Virginia
    Wesley Zell, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Virginia
  • 2010
    Jeanne M. Roningen, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech
  • 2009
    John Petrie, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2008
    Shawn Rosenquist, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2007
    Christina C. Davis, PE, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2006
    Rachel Lauer, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech
  • 2005
    Kevin R. Gilmore, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2004
    Jason P. Barbour, Civil Engineering, University of Virginia
  • 2003
    Forest Platt Walker, Geological Sciences, Virginia Tech
  • 2002
    Michelle Lynn Peterie, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2001
    Mira Stone Olson, Civil Engineering Department, University of Virginia
  • 2000
    Kimberly Alice Powers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 1999
    Theresa Maria Wynn, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech

 

Select publications from recent Walker Fellows:

Gannon, J. P., S. W. Bailey, and K. J. McGuire (2014), Organizing groundwater regimes and response thresholds by soils: A framework for understanding runoff generation in a headwater catchment, Water Resources Research, 50(11), 8403-8419.

Gannon, J. P., S. W. Bailey, K. J. McGuire, and J. B. Shanley (2015), Flushing of distal hillslopes as an alternative source of stream dissolved organic carbon in a headwater catchment, Water Resources Research, 51(10), 8114-8128.

Mellor, J., L. Abebe, B. Ehdaie, R. Dillingham, and J. Smith (2014), Modeling the sustainability of a ceramic water filter intervention, Water Res, 49, 286-299.

Mellor, J. E., J. A. Smith, G. P. Learmonth, V. O. Netshandama, and R. A. Dillingham (2012), Modeling the complexities of water, hygiene, and health in Limpopo Province, South Africa, Environ Sci Technol, 46(24), 13512-13520.

Mogollon, B., E. A. Frimpong, A. B. Hoegh, and P. L. Angermeier (2016), An empirical assessment of which inland floods can be managed, J Environ Manage, 167, 38-48.

Mogollon, B., E. A. Frimpong, A. B. Hoegh, and P. L. Angermeier (2016), Recent changes in stream flashiness and flooding, and effects of flood management in North Carolina and Virginia Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), doi: 10.1111/1752-1688.12408.

Mogollón, B., A. M. Villamagna, E. A. Frimpong, and P. L. Angermeier (2016), Mapping technological and biophysical capacities of watersheds to regulate floods, Ecological Indicators, 61, 483-499.

Petrie, J., P. Diplas, M. Gutierrez, and S. Nam (2013), Data evaluation for acoustic Doppler current profiler measurements obtained at fixed locations in a natural river, Water Resources Research, 49(2), 1003-1016.

Petrie, J., P. Diplas, M. Gutierrez, and S. Nam (2013), Combining fixed- and moving-vessel acoustic Doppler current profiler measurements for improved characterization of the mean flow in a natural river, Water Resources Research, 49(9), 5600-5614.

Petrie, J., P. Diplas, M. Gutierrez, and S. Nam (2013), Data evaluation for acoustic Doppler current profiler measurements obtained at fixed locations in a natural river, Water Resources Research, 49(2), 1003-1016.

Petrie, J., P. Diplas, M. Gutierrez, and S. Nam (2014), Characterizing the mean flow field in rivers for resource and environmental impact assessments of hydrokinetic energy generation sites, Renew Energ, 69, 393-401.

Petrie, J., P. Diplas, M. Gutierrez, and S. Nam (2014), Field measurements of mean velocity and boundary shear stress with an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, River Flow, 355-360.

Roningen, J. M., and T. J. Burbey (2012), Hydrogeologic controls on lake level: a case study at Mountain Lake, Virginia, USA, Hydrogeology Journal, 20(6), 1149-1167.

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