Reseda High school graduate Kara Vadman '14 researches global warming in Antarctica

Colgate University senior researches Totten glaciers

HAMILTON, NY (04/29/2014)(readMedia)-- Vadman is a part of a team that navigated the icy shelves of the Antarctic as part of the Totten Project. The team is a multinational group composed of undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students, as well as technicians and faculty members from various institutions.

The Totten Project is a ship-based marine geologic and geophysical survey of the Totten Glacier region in Antarctica. The researchers evaluated both the recent and long-term behavior of the glacier system and its relationship to the adjacent oceanographic system. Vadman, a geology major, was busy with everything from battening hatches and keeping a ship log to taking core samples and collecting and analyzing sediment. 

Colgate offers 54 majors to a diverse student body of approximately 2,900 undergraduate students, and supports 25 Division I athletic teams. The university's 575-acre campus in rural central New York is renowned for its beauty and for the important role it plays in the student experience.