The Water Resources Graduate Programs at Oregon State University awards M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and brings together faculty and students from six colleges and multiple departments. Water resources are central to Oregon’s well-being and development, and OSU is the state’s flagship university for training water professionals with a rich roster of faculty and courses already in place.
Rotary wanted to take advantage of this unique opportunity and the expertise of Oregon State University faculty by awarding seven scholarships to students from Southeast Asia to learn about water resources. Those students are:
- Nawid Rasooly, Afghanistan
- Botagox Sharipova, Kazakhstan
- Jahan Taganova, Turkmenistan
- Aminjon Abdulloev, Tajikistan
- Nargiza Osmonova, Krgyzstan
- Nataliya Chemayeva, Turkmenistan
- Botir Ismoilov, Uzbekistan
Students draw from a set of existing OSU courses covering engineering approaches, watershed processes, and/or water resources management and policy. The Program includes core requirements for all students with additional work concentrated in specific degree programs in:
- Water resources engineering
- Water resources science
- Water resources policy and management
- Water cooperation and diplomacy
One of the scholars will present at the Rotary District Kickoff dinner, August 23 at Eagle Crest Resort. Jahan Taganova presented her experiences at the Greater Corvallis Rotary Club meeting on July 26.