Mentoring the Next Generation of Polar Scientists

December 1, 2017  |  Witness the Arctic

An article about the mentoring work of JSEP (Joint Science Education Program) written by Lauren Culler, Outreach Coordinator for the Institute of Arctic Studies, and Lee McDavid, Program Manager of the Institute of Arctic Studies, appeared in Witness the Arctic, an online publication of ARCUS (the Arctic Research Consortium of the US). 

JSEP is funded by the National Science Foundation, along with a companion program, JASE (Joint Antarctic Science Expedition). JSEP faculty take five US high school students to Greenland for a polar science education program with students and faculty from Greenland and Denmark. JASE takes four Spanish-speaking US high school students to Chile, where they join up with a group of Chilean students for an learning expedition to Antarctica. 

"Most people think that Greenland is 100% covered in ice," says Neosha Narayanan, one of the U.S. students to Greenland. "My friends are surprised to hear that Greenland is habitable at all."

Read the entire story on the ARCUS website