Meet our GAANN Fellows

  • GAANN Ph.D. Fellows Michael Lam, Kenny Hickenbottom, Milana Cimesa and William Roser in the University's Honor Court.
  • Assistant Professor Mohamed Moustafa, GAANN Ph.D. Fellows Milana Cimesa and William Roser with Professor Keri Ryan.
  • Associate Professor Frank Yang, GAANN Ph.D. Fellows Michael Lam and Kenny Hickenbottom with Professor Eric Marchand.
Socially distanced individuals in the Honor Court
GAANN welcomes first cohort of fellows for fall 2020

The Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering welcomed its first cohort this fall.

Milana Cimesa
GAANN Fellow Milana Cimesa

"My lifelong passion for innovation and creativity has driven me to move to a new continent in the pursuit of scientific knowledge that can be practically applied to address real-life problems."

Kenny HIckenbottom
GAANN Fellow Kenny Hickenbottom

"I want to look into how to make infrastructure more energy efficient, cost effective, and capable of recharging clean water for the environment and downstream use."

William Roser
GAANN Fellow William Roser

"Being invited to take part in the GAANN program was an opportunity I did not see coming, but I am glad that I have this chance to become a more capable engineer by deepening my knowledge of structural engineering."

Michael Lam
GAANN Fellow Michael Lam

"Climate change is very real, and its implications on human health and survival, a most worthy reason for us to integrate all our knowledge and resources to ensure a happy, sustainable future for team Earth."