With an active love of the outdoors complemented by an adventurous spirit, 2014 CGC awardee and California native Kimber (Tweet) DeGrandpre seems perfectly at home in Alaska. Kimber grew up on the coast in Monterey, where her dad introduced her to SCUBA diving at an early age. At ten she broke the girls’ state record for high jump and went on to win gold at the USA National Junior Olympics, where she also excelled in the triathlon and shot put. In high school she was a standout soccer goalie and played on the varsity team all four years. Read Kimber's full profile and view previous student profiles.
CGC-supported bowhead whale outreach film now available online
The 25-minute animated film "Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of a Bowhead Whale" is now completed and available for viewing online, with narration in either St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Inupiaq, or English. See the links on the UA Museum of the North's Exhibits & Digital Media - Arctic Currents page. To learn more about the film see the December 2014 issue of our newsletter, Global Glimpses.
Global Change Student Grant Competition
One of CGC's major activities is the annual Global Change Student Research Grant Competition, which has funded over 250 graduate and undergraduate research projects since its inception in 1992.