6–12 science faculty member Stephanie Dolan secures a grant from the National Science Foundation
6–12 science faculty member Stephanie Dolan was awarded a grant through the National Science Foundation, in collaboration with the Juneau Icefield Research Program and the University of Maine, to attend a nine-day expeditionary conference in Alaska this summer. The classroom was the Juneau Icefield, situated in the Coast Mountains of the Tongass National Forest and Atlin Provincial Park.
The primary goal of this conference was to develop strategies to engage under-represented students in polar STEM and provide them with a better understanding of potential polar STEM career fields and non-field pathways. Stephanie had the opportunity to learn about the research being done in the polar regions, including the University of Maine’s critical role in research and training being conducted in both the Arctic and Antarctic.
Photo credit: Erin Towns