About the Trip

The Arctic Geophysics trip brings together students from a variety of majors as they conduct research in one of the most inhospitable climates in the world.

Students from Radford University's College of Science and Technology and the Southwest Virginia Governor's School will be conducting scientific research to explore the correlation between the surface temperature of the Arctic Sea ice and its thickness in Barrow, Alaska. Learn more about PHYS 450: Arctic Geophysics.

Meanwhile, students from Radford University's College of Education and Human Development will be assisting with gathering data, as well as presenting their findings to K-12 students across southwestern Virginia via Skype, showing students what Barrow looks like, conducting interviews with people who live in Barrow on Skype and conducting science experiments with the students from Barrow. Learn more about PHSC 420: Arctic Geophysics for Teachers.