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Polar-Supported Researchers Receive Nation's Highest Honor for Early Career Scientists new item Jan 12, 2017

Polar-Supported Researchers Receive Nation's Highest Honor for Early Career Scientists

Two Polar-funded researchers are recipients of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the White House has announced. Jeremy Bassis, of the University of Michigan, and John Kovac, of Harvard University, were announced as PECASE awardees on January 9th, 2017.


2017 Geographic South Pole Marker Unveiled Jan 5, 2017

2017 Geographic South Pole Marker Unveiled

Each year, due to the movement of the Antarctic ice sheet, the exact location of the geographic South Pole must be fixed and marked. Among the few "art forms" indigenous to Antarctica, where human populations exist only at scientific stations, is the annual creation of a Pole marker by the winter residents of NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.


Change of Name for the Division of Polar Programs, Directorate for Geosciences, to Office of Polar Programs Dec 16, 2016

Change of Name for the Division of Polar Programs, Directorate for Geosciences, to Office of Polar Programs

Effective immediately, the Division of Polar Programs will be designated as the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) within the Geosciences Directorate (GEO). Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, the Office Director of OPP, will also become a member of NSF's Senior Management Advisory Roundtable. The rationale for the name changes is to recognize OPP's national standing and unique role within NSF.


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