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To learn more about the JSEP program, check out their official webpage at http://www.arcus.org/jsep.

What Are They Doing?

Glacier outside of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Glacier outside of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
The expedition members visited several research sites in Greenland as part of an initiative to foster enhanced international scientific cooperation between the countries of the United States, Denmark, and Greenland. The expedition members spent several days learning about the research conducted in Greenland, the logistics involved in supporting the research, and gained first-hand experience conducting experiments and developing inquiry-based educational activities.

The 2012 expedition's work built on past expeditions and was supported by the National Science Foundation. The project was developed through cooperation with the U.S.-Denmark-Greenland Joint Committee, which was established in 2004 to broaden and deepen cooperation among the United States, the Kingdom of Denmark, and Greenland.

US JSEP Delegation
JSEP participants from the United States

The program had two components.
Kangerlussuaq Science Field School: 29 June - 12 July 2012
US Science Education Week: 12- 22 July 2012

Where Are They?

View over the Greenland Coast
View over the Greenland Coast
The group traveled to Kangerlussuaq on the west coast of Greenland and then to Summit Station at the peak of the Greenland Ice Sheet, atop 3,200 meters of ice. Summit Station is a year-round scientific research station funded by the National Science Foundation. The climate in Kangerlussuaq is arctic, with temperatures ranging from -25 to 18 degrees Celsius throughout the year and averaging between 5 and 18 degrees during July.

Latest Journals

Summary Nivi Rosing of Nuuk was the first student to leave at 8:05am followed closely by Aggu Broberg and Cecilia Heilmann. The Danes left next followed by the Greenlandic and Danish teachers Lisbeth and Torben. By the afternoon we were down to the two US students, 2 US teachers and one…
Summary This post contains all of our activities at NEEM. We arrived on July 19 and left on July 20. We arrived at NEEM yesterday and have been busy since we hit the ground. Yesterday students toured the ice core site, learned about research that will happen after the ice coring complete (which…
Summary Students spent the morning working on their Summit video and the afternoon with Lisa Pratt's Indiana University group. The group is testing various types of equipment to determine whether they may be able to detect methane in the field. If the equipment performs well here they hope that…
Summary In the morning students worked with IGERT fellow Kaitlin Keegan. Kaitlin had the students use their snow pit measurements they took at Summit to calculate the snow density as a function of depth. She then showed them data from 2010 and compared the results. Fie Thorup Hansen wrote up…
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Kangerlussuaq Science Field School and the US Science Education Week

Greenland Education Tour 2012 Resources

Overview

At Summit Station, Greenland, science technicians measure the snow conditions of the runway to determine if the LC-130 aircraft which brings supplies and people in and out of Summit can land and takeoff safely.

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Science360 News focuses on the latest developments in scientific research. This link provides a short video on the 2012 Joint Science Education Program (JSEP). JSEP brings high-school students from diverse countries to Arctic research sites to experience hands-on science. Provided by the National Science Foundation.

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Agnes Avakumoff is a 2012 JSEP student. This is her biography in powerpoint form.

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Dana Cucci is a 2012 Joint Science Education Project participant. This is her biography in PowerPoint form.

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Agnes Avakumoff is a 2012 Joint Science Education Project participant. This is her biography and presentation about her community in Alaska.

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