2007 Participants
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ARISE 2007-2008

Louise Huffman
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Naperville, Illinois, USA
Louise Huffman retired from 34 years of public school teaching before taking on the role of ANDRILL Coordinator of Education and Public Outreach. She received her bachelors degree in elementary education and special education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and her masters degree from Northern Illinois University. Besides teaching children, Louise has worked with the Golden Apple Foundation teaching workshops on science inquiry for teachers. She is a Fellow in the Golden Apple Academy and is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who Among American Women.
In the 2002-03 Antarctic research season, Louise was a TEA (Teacher Experiencing Antarctica and the Arctic) on the "Stream Team" in the Dry Valleys. Currently she serves as the Chair of the Formal Education Subcommittee of the IPY (International Polar Year) Education and Outreach Committee.
Louise looks forward to working with the ARISE teams to develop materials and activities to bring ANDRILL science to teachers, students, and communities.
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Julia Dooley
Newark, Delaware, USA
Julia Dooley received her Undergraduate Degree in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Masters in Education from Wilmington College. Her photography skills were recently featured by the Newark Arts Alliance and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. Julia fell in love with teaching while working with the Delaware Nature Society, where she worked as a teacher/naturalist guiding field trips and summer camps. She is now the Talent Development Teacher for the Christina School District, where she has spent the last six years teaching fifth grade. Her students describe her as an adventure-seeking, science-loving teacher. Her dual loves of photography and education will be pursued in the ARISE Program. Julia is looking forward to the chance to capture pictures of Antarctica’s natural beauty and the many interesting geological details of the landscape during her time in the field participating in the Mackay Sea Valley (MSV) seismic survey for ANDRILL. 
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Robin Frisch-Gleason
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Robin Frisch-Gleason received her B.A. in Geology from Oberlin College and her M.S. in Geology from Vanderbilt University, studying sedimentary rocks from the Permian Mackellar Formation in Antarctica. She has worked for the U.S. Geological Survey, the Arizona State Geological Survey, The National Academy of Sciences, and in private consulting firms. Robin is an Elementary School Teacher in Ann Arbor, Michigan. When the ARISE Program emerged, Robin saw a perfect opportunity to merge her dual background in Antarctic Geology and Teaching. Robin is working with local museums and libraries to design exhibits, talk series, professional development workshops, and activity kits and events. She will be finishing an Antarctic children’s book and developing a correspondence program linking northern and southern hemisphere students in an "Earth Stewardship Program."
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Joanna Hubbard
Anchorage, Alaska, USA
This is Joanna’s 10th year with the Anchorage School District, working with K-12 teachers. Joanna has a MS in Science Education with special background training in biology. She enjoys orienteering, hiking, bird-watching, SCUBA diving, drawing, and photography. She values traveling around the world to learn new things and meet different people.
Joanna worked in Antarctica for two and a half months at Palmer Station as a science educator with a marine chemical ecology team, SCUBA diving to collect marine macroalgae and invertebrates, researching how plants and animals use chemicals within their bodies for defense, survival and structural support; they also did some bio-prospecting for new chemical compounds that could potentially aid human health. Archived journals from that experience can be found at http://tea.armadaproject.org/tea_hubbardfrontpage.html.
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Ken Mankoff
New York, New York, USA
Ken Mankoff is a computer scientist who works at the Columbia University / NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. His current project is converting a global climate model into something that anyone can use on their home computer. The EdGCM project has wrapped a research-quality model in a graphical interface so anyone, anywhere, can re-create the climate studies you hear about in the news today. In the past he has worked on various projects for NASA and the European Space Agency studying the Sun, Mars, and Earth. He has experience with robotics, operating spacecraft, performing mission planning, and scientific visualization.
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Kate Pound
St Cloud, Minnesota, USA
Kate is a geologist in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. She has completed field work in a wide range of fascinating places. Kate completed her PhD in Paleozoic Rocks in the NW part of the Southern Alps in New Zealand, she has also worked in Australia, California, Baja, and Alaska. She completed her undergraduate degree in Geology at Middlebury College in Vermont, and a Dip. Sci., and Ph.D. in Geology at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand.
She has focused on the development and use of Inquiry-based, hands-on activities for use in classrooms and labs. She has taught an intensive field-based course for Earth Science Teachers. She has taught at the Minneapolis Campus of the Fond-du-Lac Tribal and Community College, and is the 'Geologist in Residence' at the Children’s Museum of Minnesota for the "Miss Frizzle Inside the Earth" Exhibit. She also spent two years as a Geologic Editor at the Minnesota Geological Survey.
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Bob Williams
Masterton, New Zealand
Bob has been awarded a full year's sabbatical from the Royal Society to upskill on climate change research, with a research proposal "Ice Signals of Climate Change." For the last seventeen years he has taught High School Geography and Geology. He has been in his current post of Head of Geography at Wairarapa College in Masterton, New Zealand for ten years. Prior to this, he was the head of a Geology department in a boys' grammar school in SE England. Bob emigrated to NZ in 1997. In his twenties he had experiences in the roadstone quarry industry as a commercial manager, was an Outward Bound Instructor in the UK and Minnesota, taught in a bush school in Kenya, and somewhere in between graduated with a Masters in Science from Imperial College London after a first degree in the Earth Sciences at Sheffield University.
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Rainer Lehmann
During his studies at the Universities of Heidelberg, Giessen (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland) Rainer researched geomorphology, researching the push moraines in the Canadian High Arctic and Spitsbergen. On Ward Hunt Island, he carried out a geological survey and created a geomorphological map of the island. He also conducted soil erosion studies in Naxos Island, Greece.
For the past 9 years, Rainer has taught physical geography and biology at the Waldorf-school Hannover Bothfeld in Germany for students aged 15 to 19 years.
At the GeoLeipzig conference in October 2004 in Leipzig, Germany, the team "geodidactics in Germany" (Fachsektion Geodidaktik der GeoUnion Alfred-Wegener-Stiftung) was founded. The aim of this team is to develop new geography curricula to improve geology and climatology education. Rainer participates in this group and has initiated a working group for Niedersachsen in the frame of the "Fachsektion Geodidaktik."
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Zu Reiner's Blog in Deutsch

Graziano Scotto
di Clemente

Una scuola in Antartide: http://www.scuolastefanini.it/
Graziano has taught mathematics and science for 30 years, He is interested in science education, science history, and environmental activities. His main interests are travel, music, photos, and trekking. Graziano plans on: conducting a geology field trip and museum visits with his classes to observe and understand the geological evolution after the last Ice Period. He plans to use observations of everyday objects like refrigerators, air conditioners, petrol engines... to build intuitive links among entropy and energy, using software models to study the most important connections among the living beings in a habitat. He also plans on doing creative science fiction writing with his class, as well as comic strips and drawings set in critical moments of prehistory or in the future, and presenting collected information and findings of the polar research through simple performances.
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