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Kennda Lynch

  • PhD Candidate in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401
    USA
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Education

  • 1999 B.S. General Engineering - University of Illinois
  • 1999 B.S. Biology - University of Illinois
  • 2008 M.S. Aerospace Engineering - University of Colorado at Boulder

Research Interests and Expertise

  • Microbial Ecology and Bioenergetics of Extreme Environments
  • Geomicrobiology of Hypersaline Sediments
  • Environmental Biotechnology & Bio-Resources Engineering
  • Biogeochemistry of Nitrate, Perchlorate and Chlorate

Research Experience

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
    • 2008 LASP Research Assistant with Brian Hynek
    • 2006-2008 BioServe Space Technologies Research Assistant with Alex Hoehn
  • University of Illinois , Urbana-Champaign, IL
    • 1998-1999 Team Leader: Float'n Illini, Undergraduate Microgravity Research Team
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL
    • 1995 Space Life Science Training Program Participant
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA
    • 1994 Howard Hughes REU Research Assistant with Mark R. Patterson

Professional Experience

  • Jacobs Sverdrup/ Lockheed Martin Space Operations, Houston, TX
    • 2003-2006 Senior Research Engineer, JSC Astrobiology Group, ARES
    • 2001-2003 Project Engineer, International Space Station Program
  • Abbott Laboratories, Engineering Professional Development Program, North Chicago, IL
    • 2000-2001 Metrology Engineer, Corporate Engineering Division
  • The Boeing Company, International Space Station Program, Houston, TX
    • 1997-1999 Cooperative Education Student, Hardware/Software Integration
  • Honeywell (Microswitch Division), Freeport, IL
    • 1993 Intern through University of Illinois Imprint Program

Teaching & Mentoring Experience

  • Colorado School of Mines
    • 2013-present CSM research assistant undergrads Chris Matthews & Nohemi Almarez
    • 2011-2013 Teaching Fellow for Bechtel K-5 Educational Inititative
    • 2010-2011 Teaching Assistant for BELS 311 (General Biology Laboratory 1)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
    • Fall 2007 Teaching Assistant for ASTR/GEOL 3300 (Extraterrestrial Life)
    • 2007-2008 Graduate Mentor for SMART Summer Program
  • NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
    • 2005 JSC Cooperative Education Students: Madhurita Sengupta & Laura Sarmiento
    • 2004 NASA SHARP Student: Jennifer Hsu
  • University of Illinois, College of Engineering, Urbana-Champaign, IL
    • 1997-1999 Engineering 100 Program Director
    • 1996 Engineering 100 Learning Assistant
    • Fall 1998 Teaching Assistant for GE 221 (Intro. to Engineering Design)
    • 1996-1997 Teaching Assistant for GE 199 (Intro. to General Engineering)
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