Off to Greenland, with 200 lbs of Food and a Science Mission

Sarah HamiltonThough she didn’t have to pay to outfit her three-month expedition to Greenland, Sara Hamilton ’16 was responsible for acquiring and shipping all the food she’ll need to survive this summer.

For several days, Hamilton’s dorm room was packed with over 200 pounds of non-perishable items, which spilled out of her closet and from underneath her bed. When she finally sent it off in advance of her June 1 arrival date in Greenland, her roommates were greatly relieved, she said.

This summer, Hamilton has a $5,000 Research Experience for Undergraduates grant, provided through the National Science Foundation, to join scientists from the University of Alaska, Anchorage who are studying arctic plants in western Greenland. Read the full story.

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