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Behrangi earns prestigious NASA fellowship

Ali Behrangi, third-year civil and environmental engineering doctoral student at UC Irvine, has been awarded NASA's Earth and Space Science…

August 21, 2008

Ali Behrangi, third-year civil and environmental engineering doctoral student at UC Irvine, has been awarded NASA’s Earth and Space Science Fellowship. One of 50 students selected for the two-year, renewable fellowship, Behrangi will receive $30,000 each year to continue researching precipitation estimation using remotely sensed satellite images. He is the first student in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering to receive this distinction. The award aims to ensure the continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines required to achieve NASA’s scientific goals.