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Larson Kaidel, Thayer Engineering

Larson Kaidel

I received my undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from George Washington University, in Washington, D.C.  I have enjoyed teaching science and engineering to middle schoolers, for the last 5 years, building and creating to learn about the world around us. As a child I grew up in southern coastal Virginia. With the bay in my backyard, I’ve been exploring the outdoors since I can remember, always finding it fascinating how science works outside, not just in a laboratory. Now, the outside I study is in Alaska, snow and ice in Arctic regions specifically. I hope to be a part of the effort in better understanding climate change in order to help predict and adapt to changes while also communicating my love for the environment to my communities. I collect data in the field as well as pulling data from satellites in space. I hope that my perspective on research will expand student’s idea of what he environment is and how much science append in all of our Earth’s regions and ecosystems. Outside of research I enjoy nature, hiking in the fall, skiing in the winter, canoeing in the spring and summer, among other activities. I love to read and paint both inside and outside.