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ECE Graduate Offers Insight Into Life in the Antarctic

January 24, 2019
Man holds frozen bowl of spaghetti in Anarctica
ECE alumnus Rob Streeter holds a frozen bowl of noodles during his Anarctica research stint. (Rob Streeter photo)

Rob Streeter’s education from the University of Wyoming allowed him to research in one of the most remote places on the planet. He’ll share his perspective on that journey and his career with a presentation for university students, staff and faculty next month.

The event will begin at 12:20 p.m. in Room 129 of UW’s Classroom Building on Feb. 21. No RSVP is necessary, and pizza will be provided for attendees.

Streeter, a 2013 graduate from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, returned from Antarctica in December 2018. He spent 13 months at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, a United States scientific research facility. Streeter was one of two engineers tasked with keeping experiments running throughout the year.

In addition to providing engineering support to research projects, he led the station's fire brigade, served as a weather observer, winter finance manager, technical rescue team member, winter waste-handling team member and winter fuels operator. He previously worked with unmanned aerial vehicles at the United States Air Force Academy and at a telecommunications firm in Wyoming.

Streeter will be joined by Janelle Hakala, who led the station’s meteorology department.

The open-ended presentation will feature anecdotes from the trip, Antarctic equipment and multiple photos.

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