Clark-tic Research

The Clark Mountains in Antarctica are named by PAUL SIPLE (Ph.D. ’39), famed meteorologist, explorer and developer of the "wind chill factor." Siple names the peaks of the Clark Mountains after his faculty instructors: Jones, Atwood, Burnham, Ekblaw and Van Valkenburg. (Siple later appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine in 1956.)

KAREN FREY, assistant professor of geography, conducts research on the impacts of sea ice decline from aboard an icebreaker in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas as a leading scientist with NASA's multi-year ICESCAPE mission.

Did You Know?

ELLEN CHURCHILL SEMPLE, Clark professor of anthropogeography from 1921-32, was the first female faculty member hired by the University.

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