The 2014 Arctic Geophysics trip brought together students from a variety of majors as they conducted research in one of the most inhospitable climates in the world.
Students from Radford University's College of Science and Technology and the Southwest Virginia Governor's School conducted scientific research to explore the correlation between the surface temperature of the Arctic Sea ice and its thickness in Barrow, Alaska. Learn more about PHYS 325: Geophysics Field Research: Arctic Geophysics from 2014.
At the same time, students from Radford University's College of Education and Human Development assisted with gathering data, as well as presenting their findings to K-12 students across southwestern Virginia via Skype, showing students what Barrow looks like, conducting interviews with people who live in Barrow on Skype, and conducting science experiments with the students from Barrow. Learn more about PHSC 420: Arctic Geophysics for Teachers.