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Natalie Zielinski
Natalie Zielinski
Phone:
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Email:
njzielinski@tamu.edu
Office:
O&M 613
Address:

Texas A&M University O&M Building
Room 613 MS 3146 
College Station, Texas 77843


Degrees:

M.S., Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 2016

B.S., Environmental Science, concentration Atmospheric Physics, University of Delaware, 2013

Minor, Physical Oceanography, University of Delaware, 2013

Awards:

The Society for Underwater Technology Graduate Scholarship: January 2017 – December 2017

Webber Scholarship Recipient – Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, Fall 2016 – current.

National Science Foundation STEM Scholar – Fall 2016 – Spring 2019

Competitive Graduate Scholarship – Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, June 2016 – December 2016

The Society for Underwater Technology Graduate Scholarship: September 2015 – May 2016

Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Scholarship Recipient: August 2013 – May 2016.

Science and Engineering Summer Scholar, University of Delaware, 2012

Courses:

OCNG 251 – Introduction to Oceanography

OCNG 252 – Introduction to Oceanography Lab


Natalie Zielinski

Graduate Student

Research Interests

  • Role of polar regions in Climate Change
  • Air-sea-ice interaction at the Antarctic continental margins
  • Circulation and stratification of the Southern Ocean
  • Analysis of direct current and hydrographic data sets

Research Experience

  • Ph.D. Research (In Progress)- Temporal changes in water mass properties within the Dalton Polynya off the Sabrina Coast, East Antarctica.
  • M.S. Thesis- Firsthand Learning of the Circulation and Stratification off Sabrina Coast, Antarctica. Advisor: Dr. Alejandro Orsi, Texas A&M University

Field Experience

NBP1402: Expedition to Totten Glacier System January 24th-March 16th 2014: NSF funded research expedition to the Sabrina Basin to study new aspects of polar ocean currents and processes with significant influence to global climate change; particularly summer circulation and stratification of the continental shelf region off the Sabrina Coast through an analysis of underway bathymetric, current velocity and seawater property measurements.

Selected Publications

Zielinski, N.J. (2016). Firsthand Learning of the Circulation and Stratification off Sabrina Coast, Antarctica. Unpublished Master's Thesis, Texas A&M University.

Zielinski, N.J. (2015). SUT TAMU Student Chapter Welcomes Student Members and Leading Industry Representatives. The Society for Underwater Technology, Texas A&M Student Chapter.

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Alejandro Orsi

Conferences and Presentations

Guest Lecturer, OCNG281 Seminar in Communicating Oceanography, Texas A&M University, September 2016. On The Circulation and stratification off Sabrina Coast, East Antarctica.

Invited speaker, Graduate Climate Conference, Woods Hole, MA. 2015. Currents and Transports across the eastern Sabrina Basin, East Antarctica. 

Zielinski, N.J., A.H. Orsi, and C. Webb (2015). Currents and Transports across the eastern Sabrina Basin, East Antarctica. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Guest Lecturer, GEOS401 Polar Regions, Texas A&M University, April 2014. The Mertz and Dalton Polynya Expedition. 

Leadership and STEM Outreach

  • Communications Officer for the Society for Underwater Technology – Texas A&M Student Chapter, August 2016 – current.
  • Vice President for the Society for Underwater Technology – Texas A&M Student Chapter, May 2015 – August 2016.
  • Paper Contest Chair for the Society for Underwater Technology – Texas A&M Student Chapter, August 2014 – May 2015.
  • Graduate mentor, Deep Space, Deep Ocean forum hosted by Aramco, Mentored STEM undergraduates who won the research poster competition,in Spring 2015
  • Volunteer writer, supervisor, and grader, Dynamic Planet Texas Science Olympiad. Educational outreach event for middle and high school students, Spring 2015.
  • Vice President, Oceanography Graduate Council, July 2014 – May 2015.
  • Marketing Chief, The Society for Underwater Technology – Texas A&M Student Chapter April 2014 – May 2015.

Professional Affiliations & Certifications

  • American Geophysical Union
  • The Society for Underwater Technology
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Open Water Diver certified

Ph.D. Committee

  • Dr. Alejandro Orsi – Chair, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Achim Stössel – Member, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Zenon Medina-Cetina – Member, Department of Civil Engineering and Department of Petroleum Engineering (Joint Appointment)
  • Dr. Jessica Fitzimmons - Member, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
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