Carnegie Mellon University

Tania Lopez

October 09, 2017

Lopez Awarded Cohon Fellowship

PhD candidate Tania Lopez has recently been named the 2017-2018 Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellow in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Lopez received her undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics at Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Monterrey, Mexico. In 2015, she joined CEE and completed her Masters degree in 2016. 

Currently, Lopez is working under the supervision of professor Constantine Samaras. Her research focuses on the impact of changes in precipitation patterns on local and state-wide storm water infrastructure design and project investment decisions by evaluating the performance and resilience of such engineered systems in future climate scenarios.

“It is an immense honor to have been selected for this award," says Lopez. "I would like to give my most sincere gratitude to Professor Jared Cohon and Mrs. Maureen Cohon, as well as our department for their support. I will make the most out of this opportunity as I advance on my research.”

Through a generous gift to the Inspire Innovation Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University, University Professor and President Emeritus Jared Cohon and his wife Maureen Cohon established in 2009 The Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The fund established with their gift is used to provide research support fellowships to deserving graduate students in Civil and Environmental Engineering who are specializing in environmental engineering.