Antarctica: Life on Ice - a talk by Glenn Zorpette (11/4)
You are invited to attend a talk by Glenn Zorpette, IEEE Spectrum's executive editor, titled "Antarctica: Life on Ice".
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Davis Auditorium in Schapiro Center for Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Free pizza and drinks will be provided
Glenn will also be talking about technical writing and Singularity at 1:10pm on the same day in Davis Auditorium, and you are welcome to join the lecture. Look for details below, poster is attached.
Glenn Zorpette is the Executive Editor of IEEE Spectrum Magazine, the general-interest magazine of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. In 1993 he won a National Magazine Award for an article on Iraq's efforts to build an atomic bomb. He has also worked at Scientific American and Red Herring magazines. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Brown University (class of 1983).
Talk Title: "Antarctica: Life On The Ice"
Synopsis: The United States National Science Foundation spends more than $300 million a year on scientific research and support in Antarctica. This funding sustains state-of-the-art experiments, based on cutting-edge technology, in cosmology, climatology, glaciology, biology, and other disciplines. IEEE Spectrum's executive editor, Glenn Zorpette, spent time in Antarctica earlier this year and had unrestricted access to US bases and facilities, including those at the South Pole. Join him for a rare look behind the scenes at the remarkable people, places, equipment, and strange customs of the Earth's last wild place.