Hydro Research Foundation announces 10 Hydro Fellowship recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C. 5/16/12 (PennWell) — The Hydro Research Foundation has selected 10 recipients of Hydro Fellowships, which will allow the selected masters and doctoral level students to continue their research in the hydropower sector.

Each fellowship is worth US$44,000 to $66,000 and is made possible by partnerships with a number of foundations and organizations.

Since the Hydro Fellowship program began in 2010-11, 33 students from 19 universities have been selected as recipients.

Adding to that list this year are:

–Mark Cecchini-Beaver, University of Idaho
–Sean Brosig, Oregon State University
–Stanley Dittrick, Washington State University
–Samuel Dyas, Colorado School of Mines
–Benjamin Foster, University of North Carolina
–Adam Greenhall, University of Washington
–Tresha Melong, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
–Mark Raleigh, University of Washington
–Karen Studarus, University of Washington
–Marc Whitehead, University of Oregon

For complete research summaries and biographies of each fellow, visit the Hydro Research Foundation’s website here.

The program’s partners include the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Program, Avista Foundation, Knight Piesold Consulting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydroelectric Design Center and Weir American Hydro.

Many of those current recipients of Hydro Fellowships will be attending HydroVision International 2012, with presentations scheduled for Tuesday, July 17 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Hydro Research Foundation accepting applications for Fellowship Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. 2/3/12 (PennWell) — The Hydro Research Foundation is accepting applications for its 2012 Fellowship Program.

This year, HRF will fund seven to 12 fellowships in amounts ranging from $46,400 to $79,600.

The program is open to graduate students who will complete their Masters degree or post-Masters research by Dec. 30, 2013.

For the past two years, the foundation has been working with a $3 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Technology Program. This year, the foundation has new partnerships with Weir American Hydro, Knight Piesold and Co. and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The partnerships will help the program “move toward a sustainable program and offer internships, research facilities, access to knowledge, and career placement opportunities for students,” HRF says. 

The foundation named nine fellows in 2010 and 14 fellows in 2011. 

Applications for the 2012 program are due March 1. Announcements of fellows selected will be made on April 4. For more information, visit www.hydrofoundation.org or e-mail brenna@hydrofoundation.org.