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Polar Science is at the forefront of research into the large and rapid environmental changes currently taking place worldwide. Scientists who understand the complex scientific and societal impacts of polar changes have the unique opportunity to affect environmental policies worldwide. The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) is the National Science Foundation's flagship interdisciplinary program for educating US PhD scientists and engineers by building on the foundations of their disciplinary knowledge with interdisciplinary training.

Although the Polar Environmental Change IGERT is no longer accepting applications, Dartmouth continues to support the interdisciplinary study of polar science, engineering, and policy issues. Graduate programs in Earth Sciences, Engineering Sciences, or Ecology and Evolutionary Biology provide a framework for studying polar changes.


IGERT NEWS

Northern Forests Are Threatened by the Southern Pine Beetle
The research of Biology Professor Matt Ayres looks at the destructive southern pine beetle movement northward warming climate that encourages it to extend its range northward.

Meredith Kelly Talks to an Online Teen Magazine About Being a Scientist
Earth Sciences Professor Meredith Kelly is interviewed by Rookie, a website for teenaged girls, about how she got interested in science and working in Antarctica and Greenland.

NASA Release on Greenland Melt Includes Data from IGERT Fellow
IGERT Kaitlin Keegan and her advisor Mary Albert provided a critical data point in reports of extreme melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet, particularly at Summit. Read about the "unprecedented" discussion of the melt in The New York Times, Fox News, The Washington Post, ScienceNews, and the Environmental News Service, among others.

Moquitoes Likely to Thrive in Wetter, Warmer Arctic
The largest news outlet in Nunavut reports on IGERT Lauren Culler's research on mosquitoes that indicates more mosquito larvae may survive to bite another day.

IGERTs Discover "Big Science" on the Greenland Ice Sheet
Students in the 2012 Greenland Field Seminar work at Summit Station, the apex of the ice sheet, and experience the thrill of hands-on polar research.

SkyTEM Scans Below the Antarctic Surface
IGERT PI Ross Virginia is co-PI on airborne electromagnetic mapping technology that scans below the surface of Antarctica for soils, lakes and permafrost.

Students in the Joint Science Education Program Experience Field Research First Hand
Julia-Bradley Cook shared her research with Greenlandic, Danish, and American high school students in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

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Dartmouth IGERT Fellows do field work in Kangerlussuaq next to the Greenland Ice Sheet.

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