Polar-ICE (Interdisciplinary Coordinated Education)

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Through funding provided by the National Science Foundation we are enhancing the capacity of polar scientists for communicating and engaging with diverse audiences. This project will create scalable, in-person and virtual research opportunities for educators and students to engage with polar scientists and their research through data visualizations, data activities, educator workshops, webinars, and student research symposia. The desired product is a set of data rich instructional materials and customized professional development training that will virtually expand access and opportunity to engage more educators and students in polar science research.

This effort will also improve the communication capacity of the polar science community. It will help bring real-world datasets, models, and simulations into the classroom and make scientific data from the poles and information about polar research widely available and useful to various audiences. The project will engage under-represented and underserved students in polar scientific research and many of the materials created and connections between scientists and educators are likely to be sustainable. Additional information can be found on our main project page, Polar Interdisciplinary Coordinated Education (ICE).

Participating Institutions

  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Rutgers University
  • Indiana University
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

For additional information or questions about how to get involved, contact CMEP Director Dr. Corey Garza at cogarza@csumb.edu or visit our main Polar-ICE website.