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Dr. Callie Cole

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Area of Expertise: Elemental analysis of water samples
Phone: 970-247-6446
Email: ccole@fortlewis.edu

With background of expertise in analytical chemistry, Dr. Cole studies the elemental analysis of water samples — focusing on the heavy metal analysis of soil, plant, and water in the wake of various contamination events like the Gold King Mine spill.

“The human body is over 50% water, and the surface if the Earth is over 70% water.
If you are a human being living on planet Earth, I suggest you learn something about water.”

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