Puerto Rican educator will visit the South Pole for scientific research with PolarTREC

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Gretchen Guzmán (787.630.1496)

(San Juan, Puerto Rico – 1 de abril de 2013) - Professor Armando Caussade, an astronomer and educator from Puerto Rico, has been selected to participate in a scientific mission at the South Pole's Amundsen-Scott Station. He will depart on December 2014 for a stay of three weeks. Caussade was selected by the National Science Foundation's PolarTREC program, which pairs educators with scientists working at various research facilities at the Earth's poles. Mr. Caussade will perform research on neutrinos using the IceCube telescope.

The professor is available for free conferences to schools and other organizations about his expedition. To request a talk, please follow these intrsuctions:

  • Schools and Summer Camps: Contact the education consulting company, G Works, Inc. gworks@icepr.com.
  • Universities, government agencies, and organizations for the general public: Contact the Puerto Rico Astronomy Society astronomiapr@gmail.com

To learn more about Mr. Caussade's expedition, please visit the following page:  http://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/ice-cube-neutrino-observatory-2014

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