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Amy Kenwell

  • Geology and Geological Engineering
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401


  • B.S. Honours Earth Sciences Co-op, Hydrogeology Specialization, University of Waterloo
  • M.S. Hydrology Candidate, Colorado School of Mines


  • Contaminant Hydrogeology, Biogeochemistry, Soils and Sediments
  • My research at Colorado School of Mines is to understand how microbes interact with a heterogeneous subsurface by identifying geochemical indicators that characterize microbial "hotspots". My study sites are a former uranium mill site in Rifle, CO and a relatively undisturbed meandering floodplain along the East River near Crested Butte, CO. Using soil and sediment samples from these sites, along with select groundwater and surface water samples, I am conducting laboratory experiments to characterize physical, geochemical and microbiological properties. I will use this data to find geochemical characteristics of hotspots as well as to help understand hyporheic and temporal trends in floodplain meanders.


  • Kayaking, Board Games, Painting, Hiking/Walking, Swimming