Jennifer Jefferson, a hydrology post-doctoral researcher from the Colorado School of Mines, recently received the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) 2016 Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award.
Jefferson graduated in May with her Ph.D. in hydrology after studying in the Hydrologic Sciences and Engineering program. She is continuing her work with the director of the Integrated Ground Water Modeling Center, Reed Maxwell, to observe transpiration and evaporation sensitivity approximations from an assimilated hydrologic model. Gaining the ability to measure the sensitivity of model outputs to structure and input value results is useful in understanding the behavior of a model and its response to change.
The AAEES award recognizes the student who conducts research that is a direct contribution to the pool of knowledge in Computational Hydraulics and Hydrology. The guidelines of the award are based on unique, groundbreaking research that is of a high enough quality to be published, among other factors.
While attending Mines, Jefferson has served as the Hydrologic Science and Engineering Club president. She is a member of the American Geophysical Union and American Society of Civil Engineers.