Tyler Olsen, Masters Candidate in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering and student at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, was awarded the 2017 Nels Nelson Memorial Fellowship during a special SAFL seminar on April 18th, 2017. The Nels Nelson Memorial Fellowship is awarded annually to a University of Minnesota student pursuing her/his Master’s degree in a water resources-related discipline at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory. Special consideration is given to students involved in hydraulics, hydrology, sediment transport, water quality or surface water management.
Tyler received a monetary award to support his research, a certificate, and recognition on the SAFL website and in future presentations of the award. He is advised by Dr. John Gulliver of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
Several friends and colleagues attended the ceremony held in the SAFL auditorium, including Kathy Nelson (Nelson's wife) and Carol Heiden (Nelson's sister), and the award presentation was followed by a Distinguished Lecture given by Dr. Robert Jacobson, Research Hydrologist from the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center.