Hydrodynamic Modeling at the University of Oklahoma
Chris Szpilka

Chris is a graduate research assistant at the University of Oklahoma; however, she is spending her final year at home in Helena, Montana. She had a baby, Christopher Andrew Szpilka, on August 25, 2003. Please enjoy these pictures of young Christopher.

Below is an abbreviated version of her academic and research histories. For an extended version, please see her Curriculum Vita.

Contact Information:

Christine M. Szpilka

School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
University of Oklahoma
202 W. Boyd, Room 334
Norman, OK 73019-0631

Fax: (405) 325-4217

Research Interests:

Chris's research focuses on the following areas:
  • numerical methods in water resources;
  • hydrodynamic models;
  • environmental applications;
  • transport;
  • and algorithm development.
She has authored three journal articles and a number of conference presentations and proceedings. Her work has appeared in Advances in Water Resources and the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology.

She has team-taught a class in numerical methods. She has also been a teaching assistant for classes in water quality management and environmental modeling.

Professional Experience:

Graduate Research Assistant
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
1998 to Present

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Mathematics, Carroll College
1995 to 1998

Undergraduate Tutor
Academic Resource Center, Carroll College
1996 to 1998


Ph.D., Civil Engineering
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Advisor: Randall Kolar
May 2004

B.A., Mathematics - Engineering/Physics Concentration
Carroll College, Helena, MT
May 1998

Christmas 2003

Easter 2004

August 26, 2003

August 28, 2003

October 14, 2003

October 23, 2003

October 31, 2003

November 8, 2003

Curriculum Vita
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