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Collett Research Group

Atmospheric Chemistry / Air Quality Program
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado USA

Katie (Beem) Benedict
Ph.D. Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2012
M.S. Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2008
B.S. Earth and Environmental Science, Susquehanna University, 2006

Research Scientist
kbenedic (at) engr.colostate.edu

Gas Phase Reduced Nitrogen Measurements.


Katie Beem has been a member of the Collett group since June 2006. She is currently focused on nitrogen and sulfur deposition in Rocky Mountain National Park, on the measurement of gas phase methylamines emitted from feedlots and the evaluation of the mist chamber for semi-continuous measurements to aid in the quantification of agricultural emissions. Having finished her M.S. at CSU in September 2008, she is staying on to work toward her Ph.D.

As an undergraduate she participated in two atmospheric science related research projects. In the summer of 2005, at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with the DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships, she compared particulate samplers in the PM10 and PM2.5 range at the Hanford Site in Richland, WA. For her undergraduate research project, during the summer of 2004, she worked with Dr. Derek Straub at Susquehanna University where they examined and modeled the dispersion of a sulfur dioxide plume downwind of the Sunbury Electric coal fired power plant in Selinsgrove, PA.

In her free time Katie enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities, playing softball with fellow atmospheric scientists, and volunteering with young women in science and athletics.

and Presentations

Benedict, K.B., Lee, T., Collett Jr., J.L. (2012) Cloudwater composition over the southeastern Pacific Ocean during the VOCALS regional experiment. Atmospheric Environment. 46, 104-114, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.10.029

Beem, K.B., S. Raja.,  F.M. Schwandner, A.P. Sullivan, T. Lee, C.M. Carrico, J.L. Collett Jr., S.M. Kreidenweis, and W.C. Malm. Deposition and possible sources of organic nitrogen in Rocky Mountain National Park Poster Presentation at the National Acid Deposition Program Conference September 10-13, 2007 Boulder, CO

Beem, K.B., A. Dippold, J. Horner, T. Snader and A. Kozlowski. A multi-method geophysical approach to locate unmarked graves in Milton, Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation at Northeastern Geological Society of America. March 20-22 2006 Harrisburg, PA

Beem, K.B. and D.J. Straub. Measurements and Dispersion Modeling of Sulfur Dioxide Concentrations in the Vicinity of a Coal-Fired Power Plant. Oral Presentation at the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 2005 Camp Hill, PA

Beem, K.B. and D.J. Straub. Measurements and Dispersion Modeling of Sulfur Dioxide Concentrations in the Vicinity of a Coal-Fired Power Plant. Poster Presentation at American Meteorological Society Conference January 8-14 2005 San Diego, CA

Beem, K. B. “Bantu People Spreading Farming.” Great Events from History: The Ancient World Prehistory – 976 c.e. Ed. Mark W. Charalas. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2004. 485-486.

Last updated
April 13, 2015