Graduate student Sheng-I Yang of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, has earned a scholarship of approximately $16,000 from the Taiwanese government to help offset the costs of studying in the U.S. The scholarship program’s recipients are selected based on whether the student’s field of study addresses a current or future need in Taiwan. Yang, who is concurrently pursuing a doctorate in forest biometrics and a master’s in statistics, hopes that his research on assessing forest inventories by various sampling schemes can be used to help forest managers make more precise and accurate decisions regarding natural resources. “Sheng-I is talented in quantitative analysis, highly motivated, focused, and a pleasure to have as part of our graduate student body,” said Professor Harold Burkhart, Yang’s advisor.