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oceanographer , Civil engineer

Cheryl Ann Blain, American civil engineer, oceanographer. Certified engineer-in-training, Indiana. Argonne National Laboratory fellow, 1992-1994; recipient Clare Booth Luce fellowship for women University Notre Dame, 1989-1991, Special Act award Department of Navy, 1996.


Blain, Cheryl Ann was born on July 5, 1965 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Paul Dean and Marie Cecile (Sutter) Blain.


Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University Notre Dame, 1987. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Princeton University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, University Notre Dame, 1994.


Research assistant, U. Notre Dame, Indiana, 1985-1987;hydrologist, United States Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, summer 1987;teaching assistant, Princeton (New Jersey) U., 1987-1988;research assistant, Princeton (New Jersey) U., 1988-1989;research assistant, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Department Commerce, Princeton, summer 1989;research assistant, U. Notre Dame, 1989-1994;tutor, Notre Dame, 1992;oceanographer, Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, since 1994.


  • Certified engineer-in-training, Indiana.


Science Fair judge Mandeville (Louisiana) High School, 1994. Choir member, lector Sacred Heart Parish, Notre Dame, 1989-1994. Active service projects University Notre Dame, 1989-1994.

Lector, volunteer St. Luke Catholic Church, Slidell, Louisiana, since 1995. Volunteer Ozanam Inn Homeless Shelter, New Orleans, since 1995. Volunteer Habitat for Humanity, Slidell, since 1995.

Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: playing oboe semi-professionally, hiking, biking, canoeing.


Paul Dean Blain

Marie Cecile (Sutter) Blain