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Antarctic Art Exhibition - Public Awareness Information

National Science Foundation's Artist and Writers program participant, April Waters, traveled to Palmer Station, Antarctica in 2018. Exhibitions of her Antarctic paintings are scheduled at several locations in 2022 and at OSU’s Giustina Gallery at the LaSells Stewart Center, spring of 2023.


We have a unique opportunity for an undergraduate volunteer interested in science and science outreach to assist April in preparing for her exhibitions! The undergraduate volunteer will search the internet for information about the science, scientists, and support staff of Palmer Station. The information sourced by the student will be sent to a graphic artist in NY who will develop posters that will be included in April's art exhibition.


Skills you'll gain by doing this work:

  • Improved writing skills, specifically with regards to writing about science for the public

  • Searching, sourcing, and curating information from online and in-person sources.

  • Knowledge about a wide variety of scientific projects being conducted at Palmer Station.
  • Knowledge about how a US Antarctic research station functions and is supported.
  • Professional communication skills

What we're looking for:

  • A reliable student who is able to work independently (the work will be conducted remotely).

  • A courteous student who will communicate professionally with scientists and support staff.

  • A student who is hard-working and eager to learn and acquire new skills.

  • Someone who can dedicate a minimum of 5 hours/week to the work.

If you think you fit this description, please email Dr. Bernard (kim.bernard "at" with your CV/resume.

Note that this project is not funded so we are looking for a volunteer.

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