Heather Govenor is a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering and a fellow in the Interfaces of Global Change Program. 

Heather will be using the funds from this award to support her participation at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in Vancouver, Canada in November. She will be presenting a poster entitled “Sediment as a Surrogate for Multiple Stressors in Freshwater Ecosystems: Digging Deeper to Reveal the Nature of Benthic Invertebrate Impairments.”

Faculty Staff Awards Dinner. University President Tim Sands with Dana Hawley
Heather Govenor at a Science Outreach event.

Established to honor the late William Walker, the founding director of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, this award has been given since 1999 to recognize and support graduate students in water resources who are pursuing work in a field different from their undergraduate study, or who have returned to school following a period of professional work. 

To learn more about the William R. Walker Graduate Research Fellow Award and how to apply visit here