Image: Science Instructor Amy TidwellAmy Tidwell
IPY Postdoctoral Fellow
UAF Geophysical Institute

Amy Tidwell came to Alaska in 1994 and lived in Unalaska, Alaska (Dutch Harbor) for three years before moving to Fairbanks to pursue university study. She obtained her bachelor of science in civil engineering, with a minor in chemistry, from UAF in 2001. She then attended the Georgia Institute of Technology from 2001 to 2006, where she earned master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees in civil engineering. Her specific fields of study are hydrology and water resources. After completing the Ph.D. in 2006, she accepted a position at UAF as an International Polar Year postdoctoral fellow, working on research topics associated with hydrology and water resources in the arctic. Her research interests include watershed hydrology, stream flow forecasting, water resources management, and climate change impact assessments for water resources.

Tidwell served as a STEP Science Instructor in 2007, when the featured topic was Climate Change.