Teacher Ute Kaden teaches physics at Homer Hanna High School and at the University of Texas in Brownsville, Texas. This was Ute’s second icebreaker voyage as she previously spent two months on the Healy icebreaker transiting the Arctic Ocean as a TREC teacher. Ute is determined to establish technology-rich and inquiry-based science lessons in the classroom and is dedicated to the design of distance education courses and multimedia for science. Ute is currently working on her PhD dissertation topic on the effects of technology-rich and inquiry based science education on attitudes of Hispanic students toward science and and/or engineering. Ute enjoys a variety of outdoor pursuits, digital photography and flying gliders.