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Grad students Flores and Neumann win AGU Outstanding Student Paper Awards

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The American Geophysical Union announced that Rebecca Neumann and Alejandro Flores, Ph.D. candidates in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, have won Outstanding Student Paper Awards from the AGU’s Hydrology section. Flores paper, co-authored with Professors Rafael Bras and Dara Entekhabi, is titled “Modeling Uncertainty and Correlation in Soil Properties Using Restricted Pairing and Implications for Ensemble-Based Hillslope-Scale Soil Moisture and Temperature Estimation.” Neumann’s paper, co-authored with Professor Charles Harvey, is titled “The Hydrology and Chemistry of Rice Field Recharge in Bangladesh.” Neumann and Flores presented their papers at the AGU’s fall meeting in September. Neumann spent January in Bangladesh doing additional fieldwork for the research. To learn more about that, read her blog.