Several faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) have recently
been funded by the National Science Foundation under an International
Year (IPY) grant for their education project: IPY-Research and Educational
Opportunities in Antarctica for Minorities (IPY-ROAM). IPY-ROAM offers
successful applicants a novel and life-changing opportunity to learn more
about the Polar Regions and travel to Antarctica over the 2007-08 winter
break where they will acquire first hand experience in field-based
and Antarctic system science.
Applications are requested from 15 undergraduate students, 5 graduate
students, and 5 high school teachers to participate in this program –
IPY-ROAM. Applicants must be from US institutions and can be interested
in multiple disciplines, including terrestrial ecology, marine biology,
geosciences, policy, education and outreach. A full description of the
IPY-ROAM program, including application forms is available at
. Review of applications will
begin on May 1st 2007.
Vanessa L. Lougheed, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at El Paso
Dept. of Biological Sciences
500 W University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968