Mickey Rush

Mickey Rush CV

PhD Candidate

  • Graduate Research Assistant



  • MS : University of Colorado, 2018
  • BS: University of Minnesota, 2014

Contact Information


thermal hydrology, computational modeling

Research Interests

Mickey’s Ph.D thesis research uses coupled thermo-hydrologic modeling to understand how changing mountain snowpacks may contribute to changes in seasonally frozen ground formation, and to what extent such frozen soils shift the timing and magnitude of subsurface water flow.


Michael (Mickey) Rush is a dynamic leader, hydrologic modeler, writer, and educator. He brings a balance of computational expertise, field research experience, and leadership skills to projects related to water resources science and management. Through his research, he strives to engage local communities, serve the needs of stakeholders, and effectively communicate technical information in English and Spanish to non-scientific audiences. 


  • Fulbright Scholar, J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board, 2017
  • CZO-SAVI International Scholar, National Science Foundation Critical Zone Observatories, 2017
  • Dean's Fellow, University of Colorado, 2015
  • Bentson Scholar, University of Minnesota, 2010
  • Presidential Scholar, University of Minnesota, 2010
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