Graduate and Undergraduate Research Opportunities

I have two undergraduate research opportunities and one graduate research opportunity for students.  Please contact me (wjepson [at] tamu.edu) if you are interested.  Send your CV and a statement of interest along with an email that explains your qualifications.

Undergraduate Research

I am actively seeking undergraduate researchers for two projects on water security.

  • Computer Science Undergraduate (paid hourly position starting 6/2016) with skills in software applications and mobile application programming. The student will have the requisite programming skills to create a beta version (and revisions) of the a new household water security tool that I am developing.  The student will also manage a project website and portal to dissemination the household water security tool to the research community.
  • Undergraduate with GIS Skills (GEOG 481, Fall 2016) with opportunities to shift into hourly work after proof of skills. Students will work on developing a GIS database of small water systems in Texas.

Graduate Research

I am actively recruiting Graduate Assistant Researcher interested in pursuing a PhD degree in Geography on a topic related to water security in urban Brazil.   An ideal student will be conversant in Portuguese and have some international field experience in Brazil.  The student will assist in the transcription of the interviews, data management tasks, data processing, field logistics, and project communications. This student will work during the academic year and will be provided the opportunity to travel with me to Brazil on field visits to conduct project research and develop his or her related doctoral project.  The GAR position is a 9-month, two-year position that includes fringe, medical, and tuition.  Portuguese skills and field experience in Brazil are essential. 

Contact me if you are interested.  Send your CV and a statement of interest along with an email that explains your qualifications.  The graduate position will begin in September 2017.