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The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) inititated its Postdoctoral and Student Support Programs in 2014. The following details their achievements.
Round One -- The institute first provided undergraduate, graduate student and postdoctoral support to faculty who were selected following a call for proposals in 2014. Support was awarded for two postdocs, five graduate students, and two projects with undergraduate students. By FY19 a small amount of support continues for Francisco Munoz-Arriola’s program. Outputs include presentations, grants and publications. The other faculty who have received support are: Vijendra Boken, UNK Geography & Earth Science; Carrick Detweiler, UNL Computer Science & Engineering; Trenton Franz, UNL School of Natural Resources; Patricio Grassini, UNL Agronomy & Horticulture; Alan Kolok, UNMC College of Public Health and UNO Biology; Robert Oglesby, UNL Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; Julie Shaffer, UNK Biology; and Harkamal Walia, UNL Agronomy & Horticulture. Outcomes include a significant leveraging of RBDF resources to implement the Platte Basin Timelapse project and achieve changes in knowledge, action and ultimately water and food security.
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