NIU students preparing to leave for Antarctic

Jason Coenen
Jason Coenen

It’s a continent of extremes, boasting arguably the harshest environment on the planet.

And it will become a research laboratory for three NIU geology students who will arrive in Antarctica in early January.

They’re taking part in an important, collaborative research project that is funded by the National Science Foundation and being led by NIU geologist Ross Powell. NIU geologist Reed Scherer also is playing an integral role.

Read the full story in the NIU Newsroom.

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