A trio of doctoral candidates in New Mexico Tech’s nationally renowned graduate program in hydrology recently was awarded prestigious research grants and fellowships, further adding to the program’s esteemed repute among the nation’s top research universities.




Roseanna Marie Neupauer was awarded one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 1998 Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study. The fellowship will provide Neupauer with up to $34,000 per year of support.

The NASA Graduate Student Fellowship in Earth System Science was presented to Mitchell Plummer. Plummer will receive $22,000 per year of support.

The Horton Research Grant, named in honor of Robert Elmer Horton, considered by many to be the father of modern hydrology, was established to provide financial support to Ph.D. candidates involved with hydrology or water resources research projects. John Michael Sigda received this prestigious award from a field of several top science and engineering doctoral candidates from around the world.

Earlier this year, NMTech’s graduate program in hydrology was again rated among the best in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual issue of graduate school rankings. The recent ranking marks the third year in a row that NMTech’s graduate program in hydrology was ranked as the fourth-best in the United States.