Land and Water Resource Engineering student Sharmin Siddiqui was selected for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. This program recognizes outstanding students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. This fellowship is awarded to students attending accredited U.S. institutions who are pursuing a research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.
Siddiqui is graduating from the UF Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department with a specialization in land and water resource engineering. Her project will focus on the impact of dams on the Amazon and works to determine management strategies that will support the conservation of the Amazon River.
A group of 2,000 students were selected for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program from over 12,000 applicants. These selected students will have opportunities for international research and professional development, along with the freedom to conduct their own research. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend along with a cost of education allowance for tuition and fees.
Siddiqui plans to continue her graduate studies at the University of Florida where she will pursue her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering.
Congratulations to Sharmin Siddiqui on achieving this great honor! For more information, visit the NSF article by clicking here.