Carnegie Mellon University

Tania Lopez

November 29, 2017

Lopez Named UCAR Next Generation Fellow

CEE PhD student Tania Lopez has been named an UCAR Next Generation Fellow by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. This competitive fellowship, in its inaugural year, will provide Lopez with support and an internship opportunity for two years and is awarded to students from underrepresented communities.

Lopez, advised by professor Costa Samaras, is researching engineering design standards and the impact of climate change on stormwater infrastructure.  She is interested in developing more expertise in computational and statistical tools for analyzing precipitation data and understanding changes in current and projected future patterns. In 2018 and 2019 she will complete summer internships with NCAR that will provide collaboration opportunities in this area.

Lopez completed her Bachelors in Engineering Physics at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) in Mexico and finished her Civil and Environmental Engineering Masters in 2017 at CEE.

Congratulations, Tania!