hello, i am a undergraduate (soon to be graduate) student at the university of wisconsin-madison. i am studying chemistry with a focus in organic. i am interested in research opportunities at or near the pole. if you can give me any information or let me know who i would need to talk to i would appreciate it.thanks muchǃjayson
hi jayson,you might be able to hook up with a research group. you could try googling for antarctic chemistry and see what turns up, or check out the nsf-funded projects to see if thereʹs one youʹd like to work with. (i think the nsf office of polar programs has a list and discription of the current projects on the nsf web site, but i havenʹt surfed it lately.) from there itʹs a matter of pestering the piʹs to see if theyʹll take you on board. chances are youʹd end up at mcmurdo, palmer, or on the ships, since most of the science at the south pole itself is more focused on astronomy.alternatively, rpsc used to have an analytical chemist postion at mcmurdo, although lately i heard that it disappeared. still, it wouldnʹt hurt to peruse the rpsc web site (polar.org). mind you, however, it was a tedious, over-worked position. i believe the individual science groups are now asked to do their own analytical chemisty — which may work in your favor if you find a group you want to work with, and might be more adventurous.well hey, if youʹre at uw-madison, go over to the antarctic meteorological research center and give matthew lazzara a hard time for meǃ he might also have some ideas about the various research groups, although his concentration is the weather.good luckǃglenn
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