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Jennifer Saltzman, Ph.D. Is the Director of Outreach Education at the Stanford University’s School of Earth Sciences. She develops and manages teacher professional development opportunities in climate change and Earth sciences, the Earth Sciences High School Internship Program, and Geokids, a campus fieldtrip for early elementary students.
Prior to Stanford, Jennifer lectured and managed environmental education at the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, the Adler Planetarium, Millersville University, and the US Naval Academy. She earned her BS in oceanography from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. In biological oceanography from the University of Rhode Island.
When not teaching about the Earth, Jennifer likes to spend her time using her hands or being outside. She weaves baskets including jellyfish made of wire and glass beads and makes mosaics with lots of glass and mirrors.
Jennifer Saltzman's blog
Submitted by Jennifer Saltzman on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 11:09
CRISP is ending in the flurry that was predicted from the beginning. Coring until the last possible minute. Hole B at U1381 was punched at 4 or so this morning as the labs are being cleaned and the hard rock describers are finishing the last cores. In Hole A, there was no recovery of the top 30 m of sediment and we didn’t have temperature measurements. The geochemists
Submitted by Jennifer Saltzman on Mon, 04/11/2011 - 09:32
Place the material on the scale and you get a measurement. Right? Not when you are on a moving ship. The acceleration and deceleration on a moving ship means that it is not a simple procedure to weigh something for science.
Submitted by Jennifer Saltzman on Sun, 04/10/2011 - 12:02
Today is the second of the basement sampling party. No this is not like a sale in the basement of Filene’s. This is expensive ignenous rock that we hope will tell us many things.
Submitted by Jennifer Saltzman on Sat, 04/09/2011 - 12:00
In addition to writing blogs, I’ve been talking with students and teachers in California. Live broadcasts using Skype. I really love teaching. I love sharing what I know about the world and helping people understand. Here on the JR, I get to ask as many questions as I want and then share what I understand with students. Everyone here has an expertise and that is w
Submitted by Jennifer Saltzman on Fri, 04/08/2011 - 09:28
IOPD has more reports and report structures than I’ve every seen. I’ve worked for the Navy and closely with another federal agency. But this just tops the cake.
Submitted by Jennifer Saltzman on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:25
I forgot about this stage of science when I wrote about the monotony of data collection. A few of my shipmates agree that this stage may also be very time consuming, with the potential for fun. This is the testing stage.
Submitted by Jennifer Saltzman on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 15:02
The count down is on. Only 7 full days left. We will be back in port on April 13. Time to say goodbye to the waters of Costa Rica, the muddy sediments, and 12 hour shifts. The scientists will be leaving with lots and lots of data and samples to process.
Submitted by Jennifer Saltzman on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 09:59
A crucial part of science is data collection. Repetition, duplication, same old thing, time after time after time. On the JR, everyone has their job and they do it for 12 hours. It can really get old doing the same old thing when processing 1 km of rock core.
Submitted by Jennifer Saltzman on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 10:33
Once the core has been cut into sections on the catwalk, it is brought into the core lab. The first order of business is letting it warm up. This rack holds the cores as they warm. After a few hours, it is run through several machines that measure its physical properties, including a thermal conductivity measurement (sensor is placed into the core in the black insulating tube. Then the fun begins (at least for me).
Submitted by Jennifer Saltzman on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 08:44
On the first day at the ship, we stayed in port at the pier. I took some pictures of the JR while on the pier of angles that I knew I wouldn’t see while sailing. This spiral staircase leads up to an area where the drilling operations take place.