From March to May 2017, the Virginia Water Resources Research Water Center accepted and reviewed proposals in its Competitive Grants Program for supporting students in Virginia studying water resources. Under the program, the Water Center awards grants of up to $5000 to support research by students at Virginia colleges or universities. This year’s grants, which are for the period June 1, 2017, to May 31, 2018, were awarded to the following students and projects:
Stephanie Houston, Ph.D. student in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech – “A renewable filtration system for the removal and reuse of pollutants from retention ponds.”
Mary Lofton, Ph.D. student in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech – “Simulating storms to predict phytoplankton community responses to future climate change: a whole-ecosystem mixing experiment.”
Brendan Player, M.S. student in the Department of Environmental Science at Christopher Newport University – “Nutrient uptake in degraded and restored sections of urban streams across project age gradients.”
More information about this grant program is available online at http://www.vwrrc.vt.edu/grant-opportunities/competitive-grants/.