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Top 25 of 2012: Brrrr …

December 14, 2012
Brian Guthrie

Brian Guthrie

As 2012 draws to a close, NIU Today is offering a look back at 25 of the top stories from the year.

No. 17

For someone who isn’t fond of cold weather, sure seems excited about the prospect of working in one of the coldest, driest and most remote environments on the planet.

Senior geology major Brian Guthrie, 23, of St. Charles, will join NIU geologists and Board of Trustees Professors Ross Powell and Reed Scherer in Antarctica. Powell and Scherer are already there, conducting research that could shed light on the issue of global warming.

Guthrie will spend a month in Antarctica helping to pull core samples, maintain equipment, document work and a variety of other tasks.

“When I first heard about the opportunity to go to the Antarctic, I just jumped on it,” Guthrie says. “I don’t handle the cold very well, but I’ll tough it out for something like this.”

The complete story is available online.