Robin McLachlan

Robin McLachlan

Graduate Student

MG&G

Curriculum Vitae (updated September 2019)

Primary Research Interests:

As a broadly trained coastal geologist, I study sediment transport from source to sink, mountains to deep sea, focusing on the interaction between sediment and hydrodynamics in the fluvial-marine transition zone. I proudly apply the same scientific rigor and inquiry to my role as an educator and communicator. Thus, I have two overarching and intertwined goals:

  1. study coastal morphodynamics relating to past, present, and future conditions to inform management and preservation efforts, and
  2. research and implement teaching strategies that constructively align scientific content and communication skills to best achieve student learning goals and career success.

Biography:

Robin McLachlan received her BS in Geology from the College of Charleston, a coastal university that facilitated her interests in human-ocean interactions. While pursuing her degree, Robin worked for the South Carolina Geological Survey studying sediment transport and erosion mitigation efforts in many small rivers. In 2014, Robin came to the University of Washington and joined the Sediment Dynamics Group in Oceanography (Marine Geology and Geophysics) to continue her research in coastal sediment dynamics, particularly in response to anthropogenic alteration and climate change. Her current research focuses on fine-grained sediment transport and morphologic development in Vietnam's Mekong Delta and Brazillian tidal channels.

Robin is also enthusiastic about teaching, science communication, and outreach. She is the graduate student representative for the UW College of the Environment Curriculum Committee. She is also an advisory director of Engage, a course and speaker series created and maintained by graduate students for graduate students that strives to make good science communication a cultural norm. She represents this program by giving public presentations and hosting science communication workshops. Robin is also an IGERT Program on Ocean Change trainee, a group of interdisciplinary graduate students and faculty members at the University of Washington that incorporate the social implications of ocean change into their research. Through this program, Robin is part of an interdisciplinary team of gradaute students that created and implemented curriculum for middle schoole students that combines ocean change, local weather, and programming in R. Robin also shares her joy of science in her blog For The Sediment Record and on twitter @RobinMcLachlan.

Robin McLachlan

Robin McLachlan

Graduate Student

MG&G

Curriculum Vitae (updated September 2019)

Primary Research Interests:

As a broadly trained coastal geologist, I study sediment transport from source to sink, mountains to deep sea, focusing on the interaction between sediment and hydrodynamics in the fluvial-marine transition zone. I proudly apply the same scientific rigor and inquiry to my role as an educator and communicator. Thus, I have two overarching and intertwined goals:

  1. study coastal morphodynamics relating to past, present, and future conditions to inform management and preservation efforts, and
  2. research and implement teaching strategies that constructively align scientific content and communication skills to best achieve student learning goals and career success.

Biography:

Robin McLachlan received her BS in Geology from the College of Charleston, a coastal university that facilitated her interests in human-ocean interactions. While pursuing her degree, Robin worked for the South Carolina Geological Survey studying sediment transport and erosion mitigation efforts in many small rivers. In 2014, Robin came to the University of Washington and joined the Sediment Dynamics Group in Oceanography (Marine Geology and Geophysics) to continue her research in coastal sediment dynamics, particularly in response to anthropogenic alteration and climate change. Her current research focuses on fine-grained sediment transport and morphologic development in Vietnam's Mekong Delta and Brazillian tidal channels.

Robin is also enthusiastic about teaching, science communication, and outreach. She is the graduate student representative for the UW College of the Environment Curriculum Committee. She is also an advisory director of Engage, a course and speaker series created and maintained by graduate students for graduate students that strives to make good science communication a cultural norm. She represents this program by giving public presentations and hosting science communication workshops. Robin is also an IGERT Program on Ocean Change trainee, a group of interdisciplinary graduate students and faculty members at the University of Washington that incorporate the social implications of ocean change into their research. Through this program, Robin is part of an interdisciplinary team of gradaute students that created and implemented curriculum for middle schoole students that combines ocean change, local weather, and programming in R. Robin also shares her joy of science in her blog For The Sediment Record and on twitter @RobinMcLachlan.