Photo courtesy of: Bess Koffman
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
A public lecture by:
PhD Candidate, University of Maine
Tuesday, March 6th,
Phoenix Rising School
13411 Cedar Grove Lane
The lecture is open to all ages, and there will be plenty of time for questions.
Bess Koffman, a PhD candidate at the University of Maines Climate Change Institute, will speak about her research using Antarctic ice cores. Ice cores allow scientists to study how Earths climate has changed in the past. Bess will speak about her three field seasons in Antarctica, her PhD research on atmospheric dust contained in polar ice, and how ice cores provide an important context for the climate changes underway today.
About Ms. Koffman
Bess studied at New Century High School in Lacey for three years, and graduated from Olympia High School in 1999. She completed her undergraduate degree in Geology at Carleton College in Minnesota.
Bess has been a graduate student in Earth Sciences at the University of Maine since 2007, and expects to complete her PhD in 2013.
She is the daughter of local gardener Reva Giese.
Koffman was featured in a June, 2011 Guardian News (UK) story.