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Women Earth Explorers
03.11.04
 

Who are NASA's Earth Explorers?

The elementary school student wondering how El Niño will affect tomorrow's weather. The scientist studying connections between ozone and climate change. And the farmer using satellite pictures to keep track of crops. All of these people are Earth Explorers -- they are all curious about the Earth system. This series will introduce you to NASA Earth Explorers, young and old, with many backgrounds and interests.


The number of women pursuing education and careers in the Earth sciences has increased over the past decade according to the National Science Foundation. Find out how these NASA women are carving a path and setting new standards for Earth Explorers of the future:

Lauren Banister



    + Meet Lauren Banister
    First Place, 2003 NASA Student Involvement Program (NSIP)
    10th grade, Shawnee Mission West High School, Overland Park, Kansas

 
Claire Parkinson

 
Lin Chambers



    + Meet Lin Chambers
    Physical Scientist, Climate and Radiation Studies
    Director, CERES S'COOL Project

 
In April: Find out how student Earth Explorers are working to understand our home planet.

See previous Earth Explorers articles:
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/k-4/features/F_Meet_the_Next_Earth_Explorers.html

 
 
Edited by Dan Stillman, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies