Chichi Zhou wins Mehta-Jenner Climate Change Mitigation Graduate Scholarship

Monday, June 3, 2024
Headshot of Chichi Zhou

Congratulations to Applied Math master’s student Chichi Zhou, who is this year’s recipient of the Mehta-Jenner Climate Change Mitigation Graduate Scholarship. The $10,000 Mehta-Jenner Scholarship is awarded to female graduate students in a Faculty of Mathematics master’s program who are conducting research on the assessment and/or mitigation of climate change.

“I would like to express my gratitude to everyone around me for their support, whether it’s in academics or in other aspects of my life. This scholarship makes me feel more motivated about my current research and future goals,” Zhou says. “It also allows me to fully focus on my studies in the master’s program, which is valuable.”

Since undergrad, Zhou has been studying oceanography. Her master’s research uses numerical models to investigate how wind affects the evolution of internal waves and their implications for large-scale ocean circulation and long-term climate variability. Her research will also hopefully provide greater insight into improving parameterizations in global models for better climate prediction.”

Zhou is still deciding whether or not to pursue a PhD, but ultimately she hopes to work in environmental and climate studies. “I want to provide scientific support for the development of better climate and environmental policies,” she says. “I also hope to help raise public awareness of climate change and ocean environments.”

You can learn more about the Mehta-Jenner Climate Change Mitigation Graduation Scholarship on the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs website.