Southwest Virginia Governor's School for Science, Mathematics & Technology- March 6th, 2014
Southwest Virginia Governor's Schools Students Study Sea Ice

Southwest Virginia Governor's Schools students faced arctic conditions and gained experience in field research as they performed sea ice thickness surveys off the coast of Barrow, Alaska on the Chukchi Sea earlier this March. Students used equipment designed and constructed by the Governor's School to measure surface temperature of the ice, along with a commercial grade resistivity array and an ice drill, in an attempt to develop quick and inexpensive methods to measure sea ice thickness.Governor's School students were able to experience -30F temperatures, learn about local cultures, and to present their preliminary findings. The trip marked the third biannual arctic research collaboration between the Southwest Virginia Governor's School and Radford University.
Student in arctic gear
Students collecting sea ice data

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