Engineering faculty receive two Water for Food Institute grants

Engineering faculty receive two Water for Food Institute grants

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Two College of Engineering faculty members are among seven UNL faculty recipients of grants from the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute. These grants provide stipends to students and postdoctoral fellows working on projects that contribute to a more water and food secure world.

Francisco Munoz Arriola, assistant professor of hydroinformatics and integrated hydrology in Biological Systems Engineering and the School of Natural Resources, and post-doc Lorena Castro Garcia received an award for their project - "Software Development for Water and Agriculture-resources Data and Information Access: The Case of the Water for Food Interoperability System (WaFIS)."

Carrick Detweiler, assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and MME graduate student James Higgins earned an award for their project: "Enabling Sub-Surface Aerial Water Sampling for Water Management and Quality Analysis."

In all, the WFI awarded grants totaling $310,000 that will support two postdoctoral fellows and 11 graduate and undergraduate student research assistantships.
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