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Lynn Everett Retires from Byrd Center, Receives Rae Mercier Award

Lynn Everett retired from the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center on June 29 after serving for nearly four decades.

Lynn was well known beyond Ohio State, having worked as the center's grants development and travel specialist. Guests to the center always appreciated her warm hospitality. At the time of her retirement, Lynn also received the Rae Mercier Award. The citation for the award is provided here.

Workshop: GIS for the Rest of Us

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Research Commons on the 3rd Floor of OSU's 18th Avenue Library (175 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has revolutionized our ability to visualize and display information connected to locations. Whether you have used Google’s free tools to find aerial photos of your neighborhood, have searched for a friend’s address using the county auditor’s website, or researched the likelihood of your business flooding during a major storm event, GIS tools are at work. This half-day workshop is designed for:

  • Researchers from All Disciplines New to GIS
  • K-12 Educators
  • Informal Educators
  • Members of the Non-Profit Community
  • Community Members Who Want to Learn More

A team of instructors will provide an overview of GIS and mapping tools from Google, Esri, and Tableau and showcase examples of how GIS can be used for research and education. Breakout sessions will provide training for various levels of experience. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their own devices.

Register GIS for the Rest of Us

Direct questions to Josh Sadvari at or 614-292-5828. This program is offered through a partnership between the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, and the University Libraries at The Ohio State University.

Reserve Your Rock Box for the Upcoming School Year

A sample Rock Box.
Contents of a Rock Box.
The Polar Rock Repository is now taking requests for Rock Boxes for Education for the 2018-2019 academic year. Regardless of whether your group is studying geography or geology, these boxes are a great way to support instruction. Learn more and reserve a box.

In the News

Ohio State Student John-Morgan Manos conducted climate research at Great Basin National Park during his time serving as a student employee at the Byrd Center.

A Boost to His Career Climb

During his time at the Byrd Center, John-Morgan Manos designed and led his own research projects at Byrd, and he presented his research at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum as well as at the American Association of Geographers annual meeting in New Orleans. Manos recently shared how his student experience working at a world-renowned climate center helped prepare him for the future. Read the full article.

Research at Polar Archives Features Prominently in The Stowaway

Learn about author Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s investigation into a stowaway on an Antarctic expedition that brought her to the Byrd Center’s Polar Archives.
View more events at the Byrd Center.
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