Civil engineering graduate student recognized for water research

Photo of Si GouSi Gou, a Ph.D. student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the 2013 Farvolden Awardfrom the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

Gou was one of four students recognized with the award at the 2013 NGWA 2013 Summit. She earned the honor for her paper, "Understanding Groundwater Uptake by Phreatophytic Vegetation Using a System Dynamics Modeling Approach."

Gou is part of the Ecohydrology Research Group in the civil engineering department’s Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Division. Her advisor is Dr. Gretchen Miller.

Gou earned a B.S. in irrigation engineering from the China Agricultural University in 2007 and an M.S. in hydrology and water resources engineering from the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research in 2010. She conducts research in the area of plant-groundwater interactions.

In 2011, Gou received a fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program, which supports women academics in science and engineering from developing and emerging countries for their advanced graduate study at top universities abroad.