Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

Mentor Database

Name (First, Last)
Cynthia Dinwiddie
Job/ Position Title/ Classification
Principal Engineer/Hydrogeologist
Department/ Unit/ Branch
Geosciences & Engineering Division
University/ Institution/ Organization/ Employer
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
San Antonio
Telephone Number (please include country code)
Please check the major focus area that best fits your interests.
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Terrestrial
Primary Discipline
Please list a few keywords that describe your work and interests Separate the words with a comma ( , ).
Permafrost, cryologic modeling, groundwater, vadose zone
Please indicate the main regions where you work or conduct your research.
  • Arctic
  • General Cryosphere
  • Non-Polar
Please provide a short biosketch (1000 characters)
I am a hydrogeologist and petrophysicist with broad expertise in mechanical engineering and environmental science, and 16 years experience in organizing and conducting field investigations in remote environments, including Kobuk Valley, Alaska. I develop and apply geophysical and remote-sensing characterization methodologies to investigate and understand hydrogeologic processes, including freeze-thaw processes and related vadose and groundwater flows. I am a licensed Professional Geoscientist (Geology) in the State of Texas, and an Engineer-in-Training in the State of Washington.
Mentoring activities you are interested in participating in (check all that apply).
  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

Preferred method of mentoring (check all that apply)
  • Email Exchange
Conferences you normally attend (check all that apply)
  • American Geophysical Union
We would very much like to include you in the online mentor database that is available to our members, but we also understand that you might only want us to use your information for our internal purposes. Please let us know if we can include your information on our website.
I would prefer to have my information only accessible by the APECS Management

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