Thursday, August 3, 2017

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Women in Science
E. Hessler

Science Friday has a first-rate series, Breakthrough, Portraits of Women in Science.

The featured scientist for the June 30 program, was Dr. Karyn Rode who as a United States Geological Survey (USGS) biologist studies the polar bears of the Chukchi Sea. She focuses on their health, mostly what they eat and then how quickly they metabolize their food.

View it here.

Rode describes how she became a polar bear biologist at this site.  Scroll down to her biographical video. Graduate students and post-docs often take a winding path to their ultimate career in which serendipity plays a big role.

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