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Name: Laura Lukes
Occupation: Einstein Fellow
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About

Laura Lukes holds both a B.S. in Geological Sciences and a M.Ed. in Science Education from The Ohio State University, as well as a M.S. in Geological Sciences from Virginia Tech. She teaches high school and community college in Scottsdale & Mesa, Arizona (2010 NAGT Outstanding Earth Science Teacher). She has created virtual geology field trips and a rock and mineral museum at Saguaro High School in Arizona. She is actively involved in developing Earth science curriculum and training teachers, scientists, and informal educators. She is especially interested in developing programs that provide research experience opportunities for teachers and students to support the future national STEM workforce. Currently, she is the 2010-2011 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation - Office of Polar Programs, where she has taken the US lead on the Joint Science Education Project.

Journals

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25 July 2011 Day 28 : Last teachers and students return home
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6 July 2011 Day 9: Field research and a real polar bear!
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7 July 2011 Day 10: Salt lake, garnets, and permafrost
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12 July 2011 Atmosphere Research Group Page
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12 July 2011 Geology Research Group Page
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12 July 2011 Biology Research Group Page
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12 July 2011 Health Research Group Page
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12 July 2011 Environmental Research Group Page
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12 July 2011 Ecology Research Group Page
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8 July 2011 Day 11: Real scientists!!! Caribou, insects, plants, and climate
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9 July 2011 Day 12: Whales, Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), and Field Research
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10 July 2011 Day 13: Real scientists!!! Glacial discharge, last data sampling in the field, and movie night
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5 July 2011 Day 8: Real scientists!!! Testing carbon dioxide levels and seeing the ice cap
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4 July 2011 Day 7: Real scientists!!! (Glacial deposits, fossils, and independent research projects)
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22 February 2011 JSEP frequently asked questions
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24 February 2011 What to pack?
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13 April 2011 How cold is it there? Weather vs. Climate
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5 May 2011 Meet the team
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27 June 2011 Why do they weigh your bags at the airport?
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28 June 2011 Day 1: Getting to Greenland from the U.S.
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29 June 2011 Day 2 : Flowers, scientists, and ‘sea tomatoes’ oh my!
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30 June 2011 Day 3: Waterfalls, sled dogs, and exploring cultural differences
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1 July 2011 Day 4: Everyone is here!
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2 July 2011 Day 5: Who's who, Lake Ferguson water, and fossils!
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3 July 2011 Day 6: Where are we? (GPS day)
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