Witness Community Highlights
The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) is pleased to release the premiere issue of Witness Community Highlights—an online publication created to highlight one or two Arctic research efforts, other timely items of interest to our readers, and complement the regular publications of Witness the Arctic. The first issue includes news about the 2017 Week of the Arctic, contributed by Larry Hinzman, and results from a 2016 survey to asses U.S. public knowledge about the Arctic, contributed by Lawrence Hamilton and project colleagues. Editors welcome ideas for future articles. If you have a suggestion, or a question about this publication, please contact Betsy Turner-Bogren at betsy [at] arcus.org.
APECS Mentorship Award
Nominations are now accepted for the APECS International Mentorship Award 2017!
This year there will be two awards, which have been created to acknowledge the time and energy that mentors dedicate to early career researchers each year, and their efforts in building a supportive community. APECS International Mentorship Award 2017 Categories:
- Member category: APECS members are encouraged to nominate a mentor who has been an outstanding mentor to them during their career.
- APECS category: APECS members, committees (including National Committees) and project groups are encouraged to nominate a mentor who has made an outstanding contribution to their APECS committees, activities or the organisation as a whole.
The nomination process is open until 28 May 2017. More information about the award and nomination instructions can be found on the APECS website.
Now Archived! PolarConnect Event with Adeena Teres
In case you missed it, learn more about the 2017 field campaign for NASA's Operation IceBridge with Adeena Teres and John Woods. This event was broadcast live from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland on 24 April 2017.
Now Archived! PolarConnect Events with Jennifer Baldacci!
In case you missed one or both events, there are archives posted for the two PolarConnect events that teacher Jenn Baldacci and Dr. Cory Williams hosted live from Toolik Field Station in Alaska. You can continue to follow Jenn and learn more about the research on the 2017 Arctic Squirrel Studies field study here.
Polar Educators International Conference
ARCUS is pleased to provide travel support, funded by the National Science Foundation, for several teachers to attend the Polar Educators International conference, “Education Meets Science – Bringing Polar Research into the Classroom”. The conference will be held in Italy, 11-14 April 2017, with over 50 educators and scientists participating. ARCUS staff will present at the conference about the PolarTREC program. There are a number of sessions that are being streamed during the conference.
New Photo Albums in the Internet Media Archive!
There are two new photo albums in the Internet Media Archive from the 2016 Arctic Cohort. Teachers Karen Temple-Beamish and Sandi Thornton have photos posted from their expeditions in the Arctic. Check them out under "Featured Albums"!
Now Available! Anne Schoeffler's Photos from Greenland
Check out teacher Anne Schoeffler's photo album of her expedition to Greenland with researcher Christine Urbanowicz working on Climate Change and Pollinators of the Arctic.
A Puerto Rican in the South Pole, is a book written by PolarTREC teacher Armando Caussade, and is now available for downloading. In January 2015 he traveled to the Amundsen–Scott South Pole station to conduct maintenance and support work at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory—a memorable experience which is the subject of this book. The text is profusely illustrated with 284 full-color images, mostly original photography made by the author during his 18-day stay in Antarctica.
Un puertorriqueño en el polo sur
Tras un proceso altamente competitivo el autor fue seleccionado para trabajar en el continente antártico como participante de PolarTREC, programa para educadores auspiciado por la Fundación Nacional para la Ciencia de los Estados Unidos.
En enero de 2015 viajó a la estación Amundsen–Scott en el polo sur, donde realizó labores de apoyo técnico en el telescopio de neutrinos IceCube. De esta experiencia realizó el libro que ahora tiene frente a usted.
El texto viene acompañado de abundantes ilustraciones. Se reproducen 284 imágenes a todo color, en su mayoría fotografías obtenidas por el autor durante sus 18 días en la Antártida.
El autor es astrónomo especializado en enseñanza y divulgación, con experiencia docente en todos los niveles académicos. Reside, trabaja y escribe en San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Membership to ARCUS
NEW! ARCUS has new membership categories including individual membership! ARCUS members participate in a leading community promoting discovery and understanding of the Arctic. Our members are the core of our network, and their support enables us to continue providing quality programs and outreach. Come join us today and make a difference!