Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Graduate student Caitlin Kontgis wins travel award!

Caitlin Kontgis was selected to receive the prestigious Twin Cities Women's Philanthropy Council student travel grant.  Caitlin is the very first recipient of this grant, and was selected based on the high ratings from peer reviewers she received on her Vilas Travel Award application.  This spring, Caitlin will use the grant to spend 10 weeks in Vietnam working with collaborators at the Can Tho University Research Institute for Climate Change.  This grant will enable her to collect data necessary to parameterize and validate an agricultural model that will help her understand how future climate fluctuations could impact rice paddy yields in the Mekong River Delta.

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