Johnson County Science Cafe

Johnson County Science Cafe’

Ice Sheets, Remote Sensing and Living and Working in Antarctica

Speakers: Brandon Gillette, working on PhD from KU in environmental geography
Date: February 12, 2013

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Coaches Bar and Grill, 9089 W. 135th Street, one block west of 135th and Antioch, south side of 135th St.

Brandon Gillette has worked at the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) since 2010, a center dedicated to understanding the current and future role of ice sheets in a changing climate. Through his work in education outreach, he has traveled to Antarctica 3 times. Here he will discuss some of the current CReSIS research, as well as some of the challenges and surprises that arise from living and working in this extreme environment.

Bio: Brandon received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Education from the University of Kansas. He spent 5 years in the classroom teaching a variety of earth/space sciences. He has led student trips from Florida to Wyoming, and Texas to Washington DC. He is currently a PhD student at KU in environmental geography.

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