The goal of the JASE pilot program was to advance polar science education and understanding by students from the U.S. and Chile through hands-‐on field experiences. The project does this through two planned activities that engage youth in real‐world scientific research, and expands student awareness of Polar Regions and the effects of the changing environment on the ecosystems in Antarctica. Specific objectives were to strengthen the U.S.-Chilean Antarctic partnership through joint research, education, and cultural experiences, promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education including enthusiasm for STEM careers, and promote awareness of global scientific issues.
To learn more about the expedition visit the JASE Expedition Page.
Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), 2014. In House Report: Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE) 2014 Program Evaluation. Prepared by Goldstream Group Inc., NSF Award 0956825. Available at info [at] polartrec.com.