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Kim de Rubertis Student Scholarship Awards

Applications for the 2024 Kim de Rubertis Student Scholarship Awards will be available on October 16, 2023! Application deadline extended to February 1, 2024.

To foster career paths for young professionals, the USSD Scholarship Award program looks to award undergraduate and graduate students in the field of dams, levees, and water resources; and provide opportunities in professional organizations.

The scholarship award is given annually to students whose academic program and plans have the potential to develop practical solutions to design and construction challenges related to dams, levees and other water resources.


2023 Scholarships Recipients

Scholarships ranging from $5,000-$10,000 were presented during the 2023 USSD Annual Conference and Exhibition in Charleston, SC.


Anna Lancaster - 1st Place

Auburn University
“Internal Erosion in Unsaturated Slopes: Experimental Studies and New Monitoring”

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Calvin Tohm - 2nd Place

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Quantifying the impacts of hydro-mechanical weathering with regards to integrity of small dams and levees”


Flora Xia - 3rd Place

California Institute of Technology
“A Fourier Neural Operator Framework for Seismic Stability Screening of Embankment Slopes”


Golsa Mahdavi - 4th Place

University of Colorado Boulder
“Digital Twins in Dam Engineering”

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