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Looking for a Few Good Firefighters new item Sep 19, 2017

Looking for a Few Good Firefighters

WIRED magazine has published an online story on the recruitment of firefighters to serve in the NSF-funded U.S. Antarctic Program. There are still openings for qualified firefighters who are willing to spend up to five months enduring bitter cold, desolation, and occasional cabin fever in exchange for living in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.


The Ice Detectives new item Sep 19, 2017

The Ice Detectives

Columbia Magazine, published by Columbia University, features a story that focusses on the work of NSF-funded researchers, such as Columbia's Robin E. Bell, and projects such as IcePod, a collaborative effort with the 109th Airlift Wing, in trying to predict the fate of the Earth's polar ice sheets.


Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Moves to New NSF Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia on August 31, 2017 Aug 28, 2017

Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Moves to New NSF Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia on August 31, 2017

The National Science Foundation is moving its headquarters to Alexandria, Va. The Office of Polar Programs itself will be among the first groups to move, as part of the six-week relocation process, beginning on Thursday, Aug. 31. The OPP move is scheduled to be completed by the following Tuesday, Sept. 5.


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