Chante' D. Vines

The Ohio State University

Chante' D. Vines Chante’ D. Vines earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 2015 from Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md., and is currently a PhD student in civil engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU), where she has been a graduate research associate since 2015 and a graduate teaching assistant since 2019. She completed undergraduate internships at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Asheville, N.C., and Silver Spring, Md. From 2015-2020, she was a fellow with Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. She has served as vice president of Women in Engineering Graduate Council (founding member/coordinator) at OSU, secretary of the Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus, and a scholar for the NOAA Educational Partnership Program. Memberships include the National Society of Black Engineers and American Society of Civil Engineers. The goal of her research is to study the interactions between the atmosphere and the land surface using high-functioning equipment to characterize greenhouse gases resulting from shale gas systems. She favors a teaching method that celebrates the diversity in students’ learning styles, an approach that is adaptable enough for all students to succeed. As a professor, she plans to prepare students for the real world by relating the course material to real-world problems as often as possible.

Area of Research

Quantifying methane emissions; hydraulic fracturing; micrometeorology