Welcome Polaris 2014 Students

I take great pleasure in welcoming the team of students, new and old, that will be joining the Polaris Project 2014 and traveling to the Northeast Science Station and other points on the Kolyma River this July. We are very excited to have such a talented and accomplished group, and we have very high expectations for the quality of work we will all accomplish, both individually and together as a team. I can hardly wait for summer to begin! But, enough from me, here is your Polaris 2014 team:


The Core of New Students:


Megan Behnke, St. Olaf College

Salvatore Curasi, Colgate University

Jessica Eason, Brown University

Nigel Golden, University of Wisconsin-Steven Point

Mckenzie Kuhn, Wheaton College

Homero Pena, University of Texas-Brownsville

Erika Ramos, University of Texas-Brownsville

Julian Theberge, Western Washington University

Luis Weber, University of Puerto Rico


Returning and Graduate Students


Varvara Andreeva, North Eastern Federal University (Russia)

Craig Connolly, Woods Hole Research Center

Sam Dunn, Colorado State University

Peter Han, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry

Victoria Oshurkova, Russian Academy of Sciences

Seth Spawn, St. Olaf College

Aaron White, University of Texas-Brownsville


I wish all of them the best of luck, and look forward to getting to know them this year.

2 Responses to “Welcome Polaris 2014 Students”

  1. February 15, 2014 at 7:06 am, manikandan said:

    please i want to join this team sir

  2. March 13, 2014 at 12:04 pm, Paul Mann said:

    Good luck to all of the new core students participating on the Polaris project! I hope you have a wonderful, exciting and eye opening (and of course productive!) experience. I’m sure you will. Go with open eyes, intrigue and some prior reading under your belt and it’ll be a real life changing event. To the returning students and PIs, wishing you the best of luck for another great year in the field. Hope you have a fantastic time and drive forward the frontiers of Arctic system science! Oh and leave some of the squid for us later arriving folk….