Graduate Students

Student Advising/Graduate Supervision

Undergraduate Students:

6 Current Undergraduate Advisees - 2014
4 Previous Undergraduate Advisees - 2013
5 Previous Undergraduate Advisees - 2012
6 Previous Undergraduate Advisees - 2011
4 Previous Undergraduate Advisees - 2010

Graduate Students:

Current Graduate Advisees:
Abhinaya Subedi (PhD)
Emily Kullberg (MS)
Semin Barlak (MS)
Jeffrey Hathaway (MS)
Ryne Schroder (MS)
Amandeep Vashisht (MS)

Current Graduate Committee Memberships (excluding those chaired (above)):

1- Plan B
1 - PhD

Graduate Committee Memberships (for past 5 years, not including those above)

3 - MS/MA
3 - PhD

Graduate Degrees Completed Under Dr. Chávez’s Supervision (past 5 years):

Mcebisi Mkhwanazi, 2014, PhD
Jordan Varble, 2011, MS
Stuart Joy, 2011, MS
Evan Rambikur, 2012, MS
Brenna Mefford, 2014, MS

Postdoctoral Students/Research Associates Mentored:

Dr. Saleh Taghvaeian, 2011-2013, Postdoctoral Fellow

Descriptions of Mentoring Activities (visiting scholars)

Summer 2013: Zain Nawaz, vising engineer from the Water Management Research Centre, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Faisalabad, Pakistan. Mentoring was provided in regards to computations of reference crop (alfalfa and grass) evapotranspiration using agricultural weather station (network) data, the REF-ET software and applications in MS Excel spreadsheets. Also, on on-demand irrigation decisions by implementing an irrigation scheduling program based on a soil water balance approach. Mentoring was provided throughout the summer of 2013 when he visited CSU, throughout the Fall of 2013 via distance mode, and in Pakistan in April of 2014.

Summer 2012: Ilyes Chalgaf, a PhD candidate from the Centro de investigación y tecnologia agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA-DGA), Unidad de Suelos y Riegos, Zaragoza, Spain, was mentored during the summer of 2012 on mapping crop water use using satellite imagery and several energy balance based remote sensing algorithms.