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Tales from Antarctica: Research and Discovery at the Bottom of the World

Who: UTSA Associate Professor of Research Steve Ackley, who specializes in Antarctic Sea Ice research. 

What: Tales from Antarctica: Research and Discovery at the Bottom of the World. A discussion with UTSA Professor Steve Ackley

Where: The Friendly Spot, 943 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

When: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020;  6-8 p.m.

Why: To celebrate Science 
Join UTSA Associate Professor Steve Ackley, a specialist in sea ice, for a discussion about his team’s scientific explorations in Antarctica. Participate in a QA with one of the leading explorers of the “bottom of the world.”  

Link to Prof Ackley’s page:https://www.utsa.edu/geosci/faculty/StephenAckley.html

BIO: Stephen Ackley was a sea ice geophysicist at the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) for approximately 30 years. His research on Antarctic and Arctic sea ice was conducted during twelve research cruises on several nations’ icebreakers into the sea ice zone surrounding Antarctica and on the first Antarctic sea ice drifting station, Ice Station Weddell (1992). Since his arrival at UTSA, students and faculty have participated in over 10 expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctic, and a Mexican glacier under his leadership. His co-authored monograph on the Growth Structure and Properties of Sea Ice is extensively used internationally as an introductory review text and as reference source material for graduate students in Polar Marine Sciences.

He was awarded the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Service Medal for service in Antarctica and Ackley Point at Ross Island, Antarctica was named in honor of his outstanding sea ice research in Antarctica by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

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