Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Deborah Loewenberg Ball part of National Science Board delegation to Antarctica


From November 28 to December 2, 2016, Deborah Ball participated in a site visit to the United States Antarctic Program as a member of the National Science Board (NSB). While in Antarctica, Ball, along with a small number of NSB members and government officials, toured the facilities, reviewed the research, and met with scientists and support staff at McMurdo Station and Admunsen-Scott South Pole Station; saw the facility where NASA's Long Duration Balloons are assembled and flown; visited Point Royds, site of a large penguin rookery and Sir Shackleton’s hut; travelled aboard ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft flown by the 109th Airlift Wing; and met with graduate students.

Additional photos of the delegation and trip are available on the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs Facebook page.

Deborah Loewenberg Ball is William H. Payne Collegiate Professor; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

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