North Pole may be open enough for reinforced shipping by mid-century (ars technica)

“With Arctic sea ice reaching record lows, people have begun to explore routes through Canada’s Northwest Passage and the Northern Sea Route above the coast of Russia. These routes have the potential to significantly shorten transit times between Asia and both Europe and North America, reducing shipping costs and fostering international trade.     “North Pole may be open enough for reinforced shipping by mid-century

By mid-century, open water vessels (blue) could navigate above both Russia and Canada, while reinforced vessels could go straight across the pole.

 

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Deadline MARCH 15

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium awards 90-100 scholarships and fellowships. Please pass this on to your current freshman:

About us: The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is a coalition of five Virginia colleges and universities, NASA, state educational agencies, Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology, and other institutions representing diverse aerospace education and research.The VSGC acts as an umbrella organization, coordinating and developing aerospace-related and high technology educational and research efforts throughout the Commonwealth and connecting Virginia’s effort to a national community of shared aerospace interests.

 Each year we award multiple community college scholarships:  The Community College STEM Scholarship provides a one-year, non-renewable award of $2,000 for students enrolled full time (12 credit hours or more) at one of Virginia’s Community Colleges.  Students must be majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field and be interested in pursuing a career that supports NASA’s mission including, but not limited to, careers in the aerospace sector.

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