2021 – 2022 Scholarship Recipients
A&WMA-GCC 2021 – 2022 Environmental Science and Engineering Scholarships were awarded to four students who demonstrated impressive academic and/or research excellence, passion for the environment, and community engagements and involvements through volunteer activities or participation in professional organizations. The students were awarded $2,000 each.
Robert Taylor is an incoming freshman majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UT Austin. Right now he is interested in how to optimize computer software so that it can still run on older computers so people don’t need to buy a new computer as often. Outside of school he loves playing sports like tennis and soccer, as well as going to concerts and listening to music.
Andrew Anastasio is an undergraduate student in the Texas A&M school of engineering. He is majoring in computer science with a minor in mathematics. He has created a calculator application, numerous small IOS apps and helped in creating a program to manage a law firms case list. One day he hopes to create software that goes into amphibious robots that can assist in cleaning out micro and macro trash from the oceans and beaches.
Michael Bohnet recently graduated Cum Laude from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering. He worked internships over his time in college at Anadarko, Chevron, Marathon Oil, and ExxonMobil. He was awarded the most Outstanding Honors Thesis for the Physical Sciences from LSU for his research on Carbon Sequestration and simulations of potential injection into a candidate reservoir. He is currently attending the University of Texas at Austin where he is currently working to get a Master’s in Data Analytics.
Kyle is a Master’s student in Atmospheric Science at Texas A&M University. Under Drs. Yangyang Xu and Ping Yang, Kyle is investigating the use of machine learning in extending the accuracy and temporal prediction of the concentration of particulate matter. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M and made a career switch to work towards climate justice, mitigation, and adaptation. Outside of his studies, he enjoys dancing west coast swing and ballroom, reading, and a great cup of coffee.