Graduate Research Assistant in Education Innovations in Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering via AGU

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, LA, US

A Graduate Research Assistantship in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, with a focus on engineering education research, is available at the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA. The opportunity preferably available for students who have/graduating with a MS and want to pursue a PhD, but students who have/graduating with a BS and want to pursue a MS will also be considered.

The graduate student will work on a new 4-year project (HydroLearn) funded recently by the National Science Foundation. The project will focus on developing the HydroLearn web-based platform with two main objectives: (a) support hydrology and water resources engineering faculty to develop, share, and adopt active-learning innovations, and (b) support effective student learning in key areas of hydrology and water resources engineering, focusing on flood analysis, modeling, forecasting and protection.  The HydroLearn platform will build on recent developments by the investigators in three major projects on hydrology education (HydroViz), data sharing (HydroShare) and water resources web apps (Thethys).

Applicants with a strong interest in developing and evaluation of hydrology and water resources engineering educational innovations are strongly desired. The position offers unique opportunities to work with a multi-disciplinary team from three universities (University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Utah State University; Brigham Young University) with expertise in hydrology and water resources; hydroinformatics; web-based developments;  computer science; engineering education assessment; and communication and outreach. The project also offers opportunities to interact with staff from the NOAA National Water Center on using the National Water Model to develop the HydroLearn resources.

To apply, please send your CV and a brief statement on your interests in this position and any prior relevant experience. Send your application to Dr. Emad Habib ([email protected]).