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JIRP in Popular Mechanics

Check out this article about the history of JIRP in Popular Mechanics.


The 2018 Field Season has come to a close!

The expedition has come to a successful close. Follow us on facebook for news about the program and on instagram (@juneauicefieldresearchprogram) for some throwback photos from our summer in Southeast Alaska.


Meet the Staff and Faculty

Many of JIRP staff and faculty are seasonal, but there are a few stalwarts who contribute significant time and energy during the off season. Check them out on our Faculty and Staff pages!



The JIRP Blog

My JIRP experience strengthened in me a love of exploration that ultimately led to my participation in the space program, including the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. JIRP was fundamental to my growth as a scientist and as a person.
— Dr. Steven Squyres, Professor Astronomy, Cornell University; Principal Investigator of Mars Exploration Rover Project