Mark, in his capacity as part of CIRES's Education Outreach Program, testified before a hearing held by the Research Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science on September 20, 2006. The hearing, entitled "International Polar Year: The Scientific Agenda and Federal Role," examined the research planned for the upcoming International Polar Year (IPY) and the U.S. role in IPY. Including:
- what has been the impact of polar resarch and IPYs on students and the public in the past?
- what education and outreach activities are planned for this IPY?
- what are the goals and expected societal benefits of these activities?
A webcast of the hearing is available.
You can find his recent article on "The 125 Year Legacy of the International Polar Year" on the IPF's SciencePoles website.