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Spotlights

February 2021

Brendan Kelley

Student Spotlight

Brendan Kelley, Electronic Artist, Designer; Master’s Student, Department of Journalism and Media Communications
Brendan Kelley, Electronic Artist, Designer; Master’s Student, Department of Journalism and Media Communications

How can virtual reality games teach science? Can VR foster empathy to motivate action on climate change? Brendan Kelley is creating interactive experiences with VR to do just that.

Read more about Kelley’s cutting-edge work using VR in science communication.

Dr. Stephanie Malin

Faculty Spotlight

Associate Professor Stephanie Malin, Department of Sociology; Co-Founder and Co-Director, Center for Environmental Justice at CSU; CoWC 2019 Water Research Team grantee and 2015 Water Fellow; Member of CoWC’s Faculty Executive Committee.
Associate Professor Stephanie Malin, Department of Sociology; Co-Founder and Co-Director, Center for Environmental Justice at CSU; CoWC 2019 Water Research Team grantee and 2015 Water Fellow; Member of CoWC’s Faculty Executive Committee.

Interacting with nature led to a passion for stewardship for Dr. Stephanie Malin. Playing in her neighborhood creek and connecting with the outdoors instilled empathy and prompted her into veganism at 13.

Read more about Dr. Malin and her work in environmental sociology and environmental justice.

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In this issue…

December 2020

2019-2020 Colorado Water Center
Research, Education, and Engagement Projects

Patterns and Mitigation of Street Flooding in Denver, Colorado
By Aditi Bhaskar, Katie Knight, Stephanie Kampf, Sam Zipper, Greg Newman, Suren Chen, and Guangyang Hou
pg. 3

Characterizing Gene Flow of Non-native Brook Trout to Aid Colorado’s Largest Native Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project
By Audrey Harris and Yoichiro Kanno
pg. 6

Peering into the Future: The Evolution of Seasonal Snow in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
By Kristen L. Rasmussen, Graham A. Sexstone, Daniel McGrath, Glen Liston, Steven R. Fassnacht, Erin Dougherty, and Alison Kingston
pg. 9

Numerical Modeling of Evolving Recharge-discharge Sources in a Multi-aquifer System
By Michael Ronayne and Kristen Cognac
pg. 13

Colorado Master Irrigator: Fostering Farmer Engagement with Irrigation Technology and Advanced Water Management
Susie Hutton and Amy Kremen
pg.16

Kids Using Water as a Metaphor to Write Poetry and Experience Nature
By Steven R. Fassnacht, Elayna (Ella) R. Bump, Jim Glenn, and Jonathan Carlyon
pg. 19

Watershed Assessment and Vulnerability Evaluations: Post-wildfire Land Health Assessments through a Hydrologic Lens
By Blake Osborn
pg. 22

The Drought of 2020 in Colorado
Russ Schumacher, Peter Goble, and Becky Bolinger
pg. 19

Research Experience and Mentorship Opportunities
By Nora Flynn
pg. 28

2020-2021 CSU Competitive Grant Program Awardees
pg. 29

CSU Water Research Awards
pg. 31

In Memory of Robert A. Longenbaugh
By Patricia J. Rettig
pg. 34

Recent USGS Publications
pg. 35