2012 KSTF Teaching Fellow Kate Miller has been selected to travel to the Antarctic with Project IceCube in winter 2016. For the last seven years, the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) has partnered with KSTF and PolarTREC to send high school math and science teachers to the South Pole to work closely with scientists and engineers on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. From February 7–12, 2016, Kate attended orientation for her upcoming trip in Fairbanks, Alaska. While there, she tried out special cold weather gear and saw the Northern Lights. To learn more about her trip, please read her journal entries on the PolarTREC website.
Kate teaches physics at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va., and is the seventh KSTF Fellow to be involved with the project.
Photo by Kate Miller (PolarTREC 2016), Courtesy of ARCUS