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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Katherine Nelson

Name:  Katherine (Kate) Nelson
Ph.D. Candidate:  Environmental Engineering, Management and Policy

Educational Background

University of Oklahoma, B.S. Environmental Engineering (2006)

Washington University in St. Louis, M.S. Environmental Engineering (2009)

Selected Grants, Fellowships & Leadership Awards

  • Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Graduate Fellowship
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research Participation Program Graduate Research Fellowship (2015-2016)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellow in K-12 Education (2006-2008)

Research Topic and Areas of Interest

Social-environmental system resilience and sustainability, geospatial statistics and modeling, agent-based simulation, social vulnerability, adaptation

Why you picked Vanderbilt School of Engineering

I chose Vanderbilt because of the opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary work related to environmental management. 


Dr. Mark Abkowitz