Polar Educators International Webinar on Ice Core Science
Using Knowledge to Act
Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events
When: 27 February 2019
Where: Online: 4:00pm AKST, 7:00pm EST
Polar Educators International is having a webinar about Ice Core Science. We will hear from an educator, Louise Huffman and researcher Dr. Mary Albert. Registration is free.
Mary R. Albert, PhD, is the Executive Director of the U.S. Ice Drilling Program, and Professor of Engineering at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. At Dartmouth she teaches classes on climate change and engineering on both the undergraduate and graduate level. The current research that Dr. Albert and her graduate students are addressing involves climate change in two ways: understanding evidence of past climate from polar ice cores, and also developing adaptation strategies and frameworks needed for communities under current climate change.
Louise T. Huffman, is the Director of Education and Public Outreach (EPO) for the US Ice Drilling Program (IDP), a National Science Foundation funded program at Dartmouth College. One of the highlighted EPO programs for IDP is the School of Ice held each summer for faculty teaching at Minority Serving Institutions. Huffman found her love for polar science in the 2002-03 Antarctic research season as a TEA (Teacher Experiencing Antarctica and the Arctic) on the “Stream Team” in the Dry Valleys. She also spent the 2007 Antarctic research season at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, coordinating the ANDRILL ARISE (ANDRILL Research Immersion for Science Educators) program.