NSF Awards Two-Year Grant to AAMU for Integrated Ground Water Management
December 08, 2021
Civil Engineer Will Assist Interdisciplinary Team
Alabama A&M University received a competitive supplementary grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) worth $200,000 for the period 2021-2023.
Dr. Pooja P. Preetha, assistant professor in AAMU’s Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, is the Principal Investigator of the $200,000 grant. The Alabama A&M University civil engineer will assist a team of researchers from schools throughout the Southeast in researching better ways to monitor groundwater levels and to ultimately form predictions that are more reliable.
The two-year supplementary grant supports a larger National Science Foundation project. The $6 million project, administered through the University of Alabama, focuses on the mismanagement of water resources and resulting groundwater depletion. The research tasks and workforce development efforts are being jointly accomplished by a team of interdisciplinary researchers at the University of Alabama, Louisiana State University, University of Mississippi, Tuskegee University, and Southern University. The estimated project end date is August 2024.
Dr. Preetha, who serves as an assistant professor in AAMU’s Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, was selected to join a 16-person panel of experts selected by the career website Zippia.com.
Preetha offered information on skills that stand out on civil engineer resumes; soft and technical skills needed; and qualities that will ensure that new civil engineers will earn more."