Nanteza receives 2012 Faculty for the Future grant

Recognizing the link between science, technology, and socioeconomic development, as well as the key role of education in realizing individual potential, the Schlumberger Foundation has awarded a Faculty for the Future fellowship to Jamiat Nanteza, who is working toward a doctorate in Earth system science at UCI as a 2011 International Fulbright Science & Technology Award recipient.

"My research interests are in the field of climate change: its impacts, adaptation and modeling," she says. "My particular interests are the effects of climate change on hydrology and the capability of developing countries to adapt."

The Faculty for the Future fellowship funds women from developing countries for advanced graduate study in science and engineering disciplines at top universities around the world. These fellows inspire other female scientists, building steadily on their leadership skills to become influential role models in nations where women are underrepresented in science. Fellowships like these encourage scientific career paths that will help shape a brighter future for us and for generations to come.

From Uganda, Jamiat works in Professor Jay Famiglietti's Hydrology Group, which is taking a lead role in addressing a number of high-priority issues, including the future of water availability, adapting to a changing climate, hydrology-driven food and energy security issues, sustainable water resources management and sea-level rise.

Jamiat Nanteza

Jamiat Nanteza, earth system science graduate student, is the 2012 recipient of the Schlumberger Foundation's annual Faculty for the Future grant.

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