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NDSU doctoral student receives Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Lan Zeng, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NDSU, has been selected to receive an Outstanding Student Presentation Award from the American Geophysical Union.

The prestigious award is granted to the top 5 percent of student participants. She presented a paper, titled “Modeling of Dynamics of Runoff Contributing Areas in Depression-dominated Areas,” at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting held Dec. 9-13 in San Francisco. The Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science event of its kind in the world.

The 2019 AGU Fall Meeting received more than 1,400 proposed sessions and more than 27,000 submitted abstracts. About 28,000 people from 113 countries attended the meeting.

Zeng joined the hydrologic modeling group in summer 2017 as a doctoral student under the supervision of Xuefeng Chu, professor of civil and environmental engineering. Her dissertation research focuses on developing new methods to improve hydrologic modeling in depression-dominated areas.

The research has been funded by NSF EPSCoR. Zeng also received North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute Fellowships in 2019 and 2020.

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