Welcome to the School of Ice!
The School of Ice (SOI) is an advanced professional development program from the U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) for geoscience faculty at minority-serving institutions (MSIs).
Our nation faces a serious challenge in attracting young people to science and its related careers. This is particularly true for members of groups under-represented in STEM and minority college students majoring in geosciences.
To address these issues, IDPO, with funding from the National Science Foundation, offers the School of Ice as a rigorous professional development workshop for faculty at MSIs. This program will train participants to understand paleo-climate evidence derived from iced cores and to acquire the skills necessary to bring this exciting inquiry into new and existing Earth and environmental science classes on their campuses.
The experiential nature of this workshop will build background knowledge of cutting-edge research and empower participants to communicate authentic paleo-climate research practices, ice core data, and results to their students.