Ice Core Science: Using Knowledge to Act
DATE: 27-28 February 2019--Webinar
TIME: 7:00 PM EST 27 February 2019 (00:00 28-February 2019 UTC/GMT)
Online Discussion Group will take place Monday, 4-15 March, 2019. This delayed start is planned to give international participants a chance to watch the archived webinar.
Climate change is arguably the most urgent issue facing the planet and future generations. This Master Class will explore understanding evidence of past climate change from polar ice cores as well as adaptation strategies being used by communities already being affected by climate change and how to empower our students to take action.
Researcher Dr. Mary Albert and educator Louise Huffman will be teaming up to present a Master Class for educators, scientists, science communicators and the general public.
For educators: This class will provide a deeper understanding of ways scientists and educators can work together to reach learners of all ages and levels of scientific experience.
For researchers: This class will discuss techniques for improving their science communication skills.
Researcher: Dr. Mary Albert Executive Director
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. Read More
Dr. Albert has led and participated in many research expeditions on both the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets; Albert Valley, Antarctica is named after her. She has served as an invited member of the Polar Research Board of the National Academies (2002-2006), invited Chair of the U.S. National Committee for the International Polar Year (2003-2005), invited member (1998-2001) and Chair (2000) of the NSF Advisory Committee for the Office of Polar Programs. She has served as Invited Review Coordinator of three National Academies of Science reports, and she is a Lifetime National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science. Dr. Albert earned her B.S. in Mathematics from Penn State University, B.E. and M.S. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth, and a Ph.D. (1991) in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences from the University of California, San Diego.
Educator: Louise T. Huffman, M.S.Ed
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.Read More
During the International Polar Year (IPY), 2007-2012, she served as the Chair of the Formal Education Subcommittee of the international IPY Education and Outreach Committee.
After retiring from public school teaching in 2007, Huffman has worked with the Golden Apple Foundation of Chicago teaching professional development workshops on science inquiry for in-service and pre-service teachers. She is a Fellow in the Golden Apple Academy and besides winning the Golden Apple Award in 2002, she was twice recognized for Excellence in Teaching by the Illinois Science Teachers Association. She is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who Among American Women, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who Among America’s Educators.
In 2016, Louise was honored as a “Woman in Antarctic Science” at the SCAR Conference, Kuala Lumpur: