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UT Science Forum - Antarctica: Exploring Ecosystems Below Half a Mile of Ice

Friday, 20 September, 2013

The UT Science Forum presented by Quest offers a weekly lecture on current science, medical, or technology developments. On September 20, 2013, Dr. Jill Mikucki, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, will speak on "Antarctica: Exploring Ecosystems Below Half a Mile of Ice" from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Exploring microbial ecosystems that reside in Antarctic subglacial environments requires drilling through hundreds of meters of ice, and doing so in a clean way, in order to collect samples. Dr. Mikucki will discuss her research in Antarctica and highlight her experiences as part of the Whillans Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD) team, which collected water and sediment samples from a subglacial lake in January, an exciting first in Antarctic exploration. 

The Science Forum is free and open to the public.

Location: Thompson-Boling Arena Dining room C-D. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the Arena.

Contact: Amanda Womac, or Dr. Mark Littmann, or (865)974-8156. 

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Thompson-Boling Arena, Private Room C-D
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202
Knoxville, TN 37996

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