Juneau Icefield Research Program – 75th Anniversary!

The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) is having its 75th anniversary this year!  JIRP is an education and research program with academics run through the School of Earth & Climate Sciences and significant science support provided by the Climate Change Institute.  As part of JIRP’s celebration year, the program is holding a virtual event on February 17th at 8 pm EST. During the virtual event, JIRP Director of Academics & Research (and CCI faculty), Dr. Seth Campbell, will provide some information about JIRP’s history, current activities, and future goals.  Dr. Ben Santer, Dr. Julia Rosen, and Dr. Steve Squyres will also provide remarks on JIRP and the state of science now and in the future.  Dr. Santer is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, an AGU Fellow, a MacArthur Award recipient, was the lead author of the 1995 IPCC chapter focused on human attributions to climate change, and is a board member of JIRP.  Dr. Rosen, a prior JIRP participant, is a talented independent journalist covering science and technology for publications including New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American, LA Times, and more.  Dr. Squyres, a prior JIRP student who credits his start in the sciences to JIRP, is the Chief Scientist of Blue Origin and Professor Emeritus at Cornell University.  He was also the chief scientist for the NASA Mars Rover missions.  This event is open to all and more information can be found here:  https://juneauicefield.org/75th-anniversary