Rising Senior Melissa Brett will return (almost) to the Arctic region in her work in the Juneau Icefield Research Program. This program has monitored glaciers in this area since 1942, and her work is critical in the ongoing work on Earth’s climate.
Melissa—majoring in both Physics and Geology—will be blogging from the field during her two months living and working on glaciers. You can track her progress here: https://share.delorme.com/LunaJuneau. She was featured on the RU homepage due to her work in the Arctic Geophysics class this spring. Her words then were prophetic: “The opportunity to conduct undergraduate research in the harsh polar climate gives me a chance for me to test my skills and knowledge against one of the most extreme places on earth….” Melissa plans on making arctic research her life’s work. She will give a talk this fall on her extraordinary experiences in this remote area in work that will help the futures of all of us.