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Sally Drinkward Great Mentor to ARCS Scholar Alum Dylan Anderson

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2022

ARCS scholar alum Dylan Anderson came back to Corvallis this fall to help celebrate the Oregon State University’s O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab.  He was happy to meet ARCS Oregon president Elizabeth Bell.  When Dylan was pursuing his PhD in engineering at OSU, Sally and Cecil Drinkward funded his ARCS scholar award. He told Elizabeth that he remembered his donors well, and that Sally in particular had been a good mentor on how to network with people.  

Anderson is currently working as a Research Civil Engineer in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, at the United States Army Coastal & Hydraulics Lab.  He describes himself as a coastal engineer focused on understanding the erosion and flooding hazards that may occur in the 21st century. “My work incorporates open-source tools to develop new approaches for observing, modelling, and projecting coastal conditions.,” he writes. 
Anderson further describes his work: “Oceans are warming and sea levels are consequently rising around the world - and society is unprepared. My work is focused on understanding how the coast will respond to these higher water levels, specifically using dynamic models to simulate coastal flooding and sediment transport.”