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Discussion: Cool as hell

in: bhall; bhall > 2022-10-31

Nov 1, 2022 12:08 AM # 
That course. Sounds sick.
Nov 1, 2022 5:31 AM # 
I think this should happen
Nov 1, 2022 10:39 AM # 
You might talk to Riley Culberg about your interests - pretty sure his dissertation was on something related to this, although using a GIS and remote sensing approach. The Culbergs are currently at Princeton (Riley's post-doc), so they show up to east coast O events.
Nov 1, 2022 7:18 PM # 
ooo that is really good to know, thank you!
Nov 1, 2022 7:26 PM # 
one of my college xc teammates who studied geo studied abroad in svalbard and liked it enough to go back for another year. also I remember one time at Barb's Maiken was showing me an orienteering map from there
Nov 1, 2022 7:48 PM # 
oo awesome. do you know what classes they took there?
Nov 2, 2022 1:32 AM # 
Yes, do it, the Svalbard UNIS course are apparently awesome field experiences! I haven't been myself, but one of the women from my PhD group did the glacier geophysics course (( and loved it and now keeps going back as an assistant instructor.
I get paid to study the hydrology of ice sheets and glaciers, mostly with radar geophysics and remote sensing, and it's a really cool field - lots of fundamental questions we still don't understand and a rapidly changing system with big impacts on the whole earth system. I'm always happy to talk ice if you're interested!
Nov 2, 2022 2:20 AM # 
idk but I swear she is one of the students in the photo on your link... may very well be totally wrong on that though. will see if she replies to me
Nov 2, 2022 3:35 AM # 
Definitely talk to Maiken about Svalbard. I don't know what she'll say about her experiences but probably it will make you more excited to do it.

Also LOL at telling a 20 yo to "figure out what you want to do with your life." I'm 43 and still have no idea! Figure out what you want to do next year and call it good, you'll be prepared to pivot any time.

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