Expedition 1: Video Blogs

Meet the Scientists

Meet Charles Rodda and Kit Hamley, two University of Maine students conducting a research expedition to the high Andes Mountains of Peru. Charles is a glacial climatologist who has studied the climate conditions during the past collision of North America and Europe (around 400 million years ago) through both computer models and fieldwork in New […] Read more

Asking Questions

What does it mean to be a scientist? You might be asking yourself, “What does the work of scientists and engineers look like, and what do they do?” What if I told you that simply by asking this question, you are acting like a scientist? Throughout our journey, we will be getting more familiar with […] Read more

Developing and Using Models

What do you mean, “models?” In this episode, Charles discusses the scientific practice of developing and using models in science. No…not fashion models, though the concept is similar. While fashion models act as representations of what clothes and cosmetics might look like on the rest of us, models in science are also used to represent […] Read more

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

If you’ve ever been on a camping trip, you know how much planning and preparation are involved. You might have experienced a time when you brought too much, or even worse, forgot something important. These oversights can impact your goals for the trip by affecting how you will accomplish them, and whether or not they […] Read more