Navigation Links
Pilot program to let US high-school students experience Antarctic science at a Chilean station
Date:1/13/2014

Three high-school students and a teacher from Wisconsin will participate in a joint pilot program of the U.S. and Chilean Antarctic programs that will send them to a Chilean research station this February for hands-on experience with Antarctic environments and ecosystems research.

The U.S. students and teacher, from the Monona Grove, Wisc., school district, will join their Chilean peers--winners of Chile's Antarctic School Fair--in the first Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE). The joint program is designed to strengthen the collaborative relationship between national Antarctic programs in the United States and the Republic of Chile.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) jointly selected the students from a pool of competitive applicants. They also selected a polar-experienced teacher to take part in the Antarctic School Expedition (Expedicin Antrtica Escolar 2014) to King George Island, Antarctica.

The U.S. JASE student participants are:

Anna Caldwell-Overdier, grade 11;

Claire Hacker, grade 12; and

Luke Maillefer, grade 11.

Monona Grove High School science teacher Juan Botella will accompany the students. This will be Botella's second Antarctic expedition, as he is also an alumnus of the NSF-sponsored Polar Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating program administered by ARCUS.

Botella speaks fluent English and Spanish and his skills will be indispensable in the planned bilingual JASE outreach efforts. Lynn Foshee Reed, a mathematics teacher at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School in Richmond, Va., and the NSF Division of Polar Programs' current Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, will round out the U.S. contingent.

The Chilean National Antarctic Institute will host the U.S. and Chilean students and teachers, who will spend about a week at Profesor Julio Escudero Station learning about Antarctic scientific research and exchanging cultural information.

The joint program will offer the U.S. and Chilean students the opportunity to work with Antarctic scientists and learn about subjects ranging from glaciology to ecology. The students also will give presentations about their own research, practice their language skills and visit research stations run by other countries on King George Island.

The U.S. participants will share their Antarctic expedition experiences as well as their research with their classmates in Wisconsin and other schoolchildren nationwide. Plans are also being made for the group to speak with U.S. Embassy staff and students at an international school in Santiago, Chile as they make their way home to the USA.

This is the 10th anniversary of the Chilean National Antarctic Institute's Antarctic School Fair and Expedition. The contest and expedition promote awareness and appreciation of Antarctica and scientific research in young people throughout Chile.


'/>"/>

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. The first pilot wastewater treatment plant with integrated wood production opened in Mongolia
2. Cinega de Santa Clara unchanged after pilot run of Yuma Desalting Plant
3. Pilot Results Move GHX Closer to Delivery of Healthcare Industrys First Implantable Device Supply Chain Solution
4. ImpactStory metrics of academic research outreach piloted by Pensoft Publishers
5. Bioliq pilot plant: Successful operation of high-pressure entrained flow gasification
6. Study questions the role of kinship in mass strandings of pilot whales
7. Center for Clinical and Translational Science awards new pilot grants
8. Epigenetic signatures direct the repair potential of reprogrammed cells
9. An integrated pest management program for coffee berry borer in Colombia
10. UCSB researchers to examine the effects of year-old NOAA West Coast Catch Shares program
11. UCSF artificial kidney project tapped for accelerated FDA program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pilot program to let US high-school students experience Antarctic science at a Chilean station
(Date:1/12/2017)... DIEGO , Jan. 12, 2017  Trovagene, Inc. ... tumor DNA (ctDNA) technologies, today announced that it has ... Europe and the Middle East ... tests.  This milestone marks the first wave of international ... for urine and blood samples. The initial ...
(Date:1/6/2017)... 2017  Privately-held CalciMedica, Inc., announced that it ... of a novel calcium release-activated calcium (CRAC) channel ... Acute pancreatitis, sudden painful inflammation of ... can be very serious.  In severe cases it can ... hospital stays, time in the ICU and substantial ...
(Date:1/3/2017)... , Jan. 3, 2017 Onitor, provider of ... of Onitor Track, an innovative biometric data-driven program designed ... this month at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) ... In the U.S., the World Health Organization (WHO), ... two-thirds of adults who are overweight or obese. WHO ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/12/2017)... ... January 12, 2017 , ... After her ... Rosendahl’s doctors gave her only a few months to live. Now a paper ... has stabilized Rosendahl’s disease and increased both the quantity and quality of her ...
(Date:1/12/2017)... PUNE, India , January 12, 2017 The report "Direct-Fed ... Aquatic Animals), Form (Dry and Liquid), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", ... 934.5 Million in 2016 and projected to reach USD 1,399.6 Million by 2022, ... Reading ... MarketsandMarkets Logo ...
(Date:1/11/2017)... ... January 11, 2017 , ... ... clinics in Peru studying the pathogens that cause malaria and tuberculosis. Seeing firsthand ... path of discovery. , Now, as an assistant professor of biology and biotechnology ...
(Date:1/11/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 11, 2017 , ... ... pathogens are observed in clinical settings, it is becoming increasingly clear that the ... over-reliance on culture-based methods, the standard in the study of clinical resistance, has ...
Breaking Biology Technology: