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Anna Wilson wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Anna Wilson, civil and environmental engineering graduate student, won a 2012 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. In her doctoral research, Anna will investigate the microphysical processes playing a role in orographic enhancement of convection and tropical cyclones propagating across the southern Appalachians. A quantitative understanding of the microphysical processes taking place will illuminate appropriate strategies to prepare populations for extreme hydrological events and to develop sustainable water management practices in the many areas across the globe situated at the foothills of major mountain ranges. The fellowship will provide $12,000 per year towards tuition plus a $30,000 yearly stipend for three years. Wilson is a student of Professor Ana Barros.