Environmental Chemistry of the Arctic
Dates: July 10-21,2017
Are you interested in learning about and preserving the environmental quality of Alaska? In this ASRA module, you will spend two weeks examining the Environmental Chemistry of the Arctic. We will investigate both natural and anthropogenic processes occurring in the rapidly changing Alaskan environment through hands-on research, including field-sampling and water quality analysis of local surface waters in Fairbanks. You will get to design and execute your own experiments to examine the reservoirs and fluxes of water, nutrients, and contaminants between environmental compartments: air, soil, and water. You will have the opportunity to collect data using sophisticated analytical laboratory instrumentation, gain experience monitoring and modeling air quality, conduct a mock town hall style meeting to debate current Alaskan issues, various career paths in the environmental arena, and many other awesome and fun activities to discover the interrelationship between chemistry, environmental quality, and society.
Come and join us and unlock your creative and scientific potential!
Apply here - Link only works during application period, February 1 through April 15
Meet the Instructors
Jennifer Guerard, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Jennifer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Alaska, studying the intersection of water quality and the fate/transformation of contaminants and natural organic matter in surface waters. She combines outdoor fieldwork, lab work, and data analysis in her research methods, and enjoys introducing students to research and helping them develop independence, taking charge of experiments in the lab.
Madison Ross, Teacher of Physics & Chemistry, Queen Anne's County High School, Centreville, Maryland
Madison attended Salisbury University where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry with her certification to teach 7-12th grade chemistry and AP Physics. Through her undergraduate career she interned teaching chemistry to 6, 8, 11, 12th graders. After graduation she continued to teach AP Physics, Physics, and Chemistry to 10, 11, 12th graders. In January she moved to Fairbanks, Alaska to continue her education. Her favorite thing about teaching chemistry is allowing her students to explore to find their own answers. Madison looks forward to help facilitate a new generation of scientists learn to seek their own answers through research.