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Mackenzie M. Cremeans

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Cremeans is a 2014-2018 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in Geology.  She received a B.A. (2014) in Environmental Geoscience and English Literature from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana.  As an undergraduate, Cremeans was recognized for her many academic accomplishments including the Charles L. Bieber Geoscience Award (for distinguished geology research), the William G. Schoenoff Award (for distinguished study of literature), and the Morehead-Givens Scholarship (for interdisciplinary geoscience contributions to art history).  Cremeans was a two-sport varsity lettering athlete in lacrosse and track and field.  As a researcher, Cremeans worked to develop a citizen-scientist water quality monitoring program and conducted NSF-funded research at Northern Illinois University to study the behavior of slow granular flows. Her current work focuses on the study of groundwater-surface water interactions and their impact on contaminant transport. To do this, she designs, and validates self-designed devices for field investigations of flow systems. Upon completion of her degree, Cremeans hopes to influence public policy directed at the preservation of water resources in a community-inclusive scientific process.

Mentor: J.R. Devlin, Professor, Geology


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