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Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) Development/Endowment Funds

Please support the important activities of the BPCRC. There are several funds described below to which you might make a contribution. To make an online donation, please click on the fund of interest below:

BPCRC Ice Core Facilities Renovation (315627)

Our current ice storage freezers maintain the collection of ice cores recovered from glaciers around the world at –30ºF. These freezers have been in operation since 1989 and are currently at capacity. A 2016 feasibility study conducted by SHP Leading Design recommends renovation of the existing freezers as well as the phased addition of 4 freezers that will utilize more modern technologies and efficiencies. This will help OSU meet its sustainability goals while supporting world class research. Directed by Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson.

 

BPCRC Education and Outreach (312018)

To support BPCRC education and outreach activities, including tour groups, events and activities hosted at BPCRC and visits by faculty, staff and students to give presentations at local schools. Directed by Jason Cervenec.

 

Polar Rock Repository (311024)

Supports education and outreach activities of the Polar Rock Repository. Directed by Dr. Anne Grunow.

 

Global Climate Change Research Support (312019)

Supports global climate change research, includes all aspects of ongoing research at BPCRC and may be used for travel, laboratory analysis, page or publication charges, and research facility usage. Directed by Jason Cervenec.

 

BPCRC State Climatology Office of Ohio (SCOO) Fund (315327)

This fund supports the climate communication capabilities, information services, education and outreach, and research of the State Climate Office of Ohio, a collaborative venture of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and OSU Department of Geography. Directed by Jason Cervenec.

 

BPCRC Third Pole Environment Support Fund (315379)

Support of the Third Pole Environment Office at the OSU Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. Directed by Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson.

 

Glacier Environmental Change (315429)

For support of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Glacier Environmental Change Group research.  This includes salary for students and postdocs, travel, research equipment and upgrades as related to current and ongoing programs/projects. Directed by Dr. Bryan Mark.

 

BPCRC Paleoceanography Support Fund (315620)

Donations will provide support for student participation in scientific research with a focus on Earth's oceanic regions (salary, travel, research supplies, and publication expenses). Directed by Dr. Leonid Polyak.

 

Polar Archives (305978)

Donations will support enhancement and preservation of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program Collection. Visit our Polar Archives website for more information.

 

Friends of BPCRC (306976)

Supports ongoing BPCRC research needs, BPCRC hosted workshops/conferences and Polar Library acquisitions. Directed by BPCRC administration.

 

Rick Toracinta Graduate Scholarship in Atmospheric Sciences (667295)Details about endowment

Established February 2, 2007 with gifts from the Byrd Polar Research Center, Alma and James Chaney, and numerous others in memory of Dr. E. Richard (Rick) Toracinta; used to provide annual scholarship awards to graduate students studying atmospheric science with preference given to students specializing in severe weather (thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes), polar meteorology or polar climatology. Directed by Dr. David Bromwich.

 

Gary McKenzie Undergraduate Research Support (310423)

Supports general undergraduate research (travel, fieldwork and laboratory expenses) in climate/environmental studies. Directed by BPCRC administration.

 

BPCRC Ice Core Paleoclimate Research and Salvage Fund (310873)

To support the scientific research of the BPCRC Ice Core Paleoclimate Research Group.  Provides support for ice core drilling projects, ice core analyses, student participation in the research, and long term storage of the ice. Directed by Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson.

 

Henry H. Brecher Scholarship Fund (313523)Details about fund and Mr. Brecher

Support of student glaciological field work, photogrammetric interpretation and /or other physical science research endeavors consistent with the mission of OSU BRPC. Directed by BPCRC administration.

 

BPCRC Polar Meteorology Group Development Fund (313884)

This fund will support scholarly and research activities of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Polar Meteorology Group. Funds will be used for staff travel, page charges, personnel, student support and supplies. Directed by Dr. David Bromwich.

 

Roberto Filippi Alpine Studies Fund (314531)

Support for students, researchers (current students, visiting researchers and postdocs) to perform paleoclimatological, glacialogical and environmental Alpine related research. This includes salary, travel, research supplies and field related expenses. Directed by BPCRC administration.

 

BPCRC Satellite Hydrology Group Development Fund (315310)

For support of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Satellite Hydrology Group research. This will include salary, travel, research equipment and upgrades as related to current and ongoing programs/projects. Directed by Professor Doug Alsdorf.

 

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (315362)

Provides support for SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) activities and functions that run through the OSU Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center as directed by Professor Terry J. Wilson.

 

Glacier Dynamics (315366)

For support of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Glacier Dynamics Group research.  This includes salary for students and postdocs, travel, research equipment and upgrades as related to current and ongoing programs/projects. Directed by Professor Ian Howat.

 

BPCRC Global Hydrology and Remote Sensing (315383)

Supports the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Global Hydrology and Remote Sensing Group headed by Dr. Durand. This includes salary, travel, research equipment and upgrades as related to current and ongoing programs/projects. Directed by Professor Mike Durand.

 

BPCRC Arctic Mummified Forest Research (315394)

Provides support for Ellesmere Island/mummified forest research activities and functions that run through the OSU Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. Directed by Professor Joel Barker.

 

Polar Archives Research Fellowship (315535)

Provides support to scholars studying the history of polar exploration.  This fellowship may provide stipend, travel and other scholarly support and must include onsite research in the collections of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Polar Archives. Directed by Laura Kissel.

 

BPCRC Science Support Endowment (601015)

Supports soft money (self-supported) research scientists at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. Directed by Michele Cook.

 

Alternatively, donations can also be sent via check to the BPCRC or the OSU Development Office. Please make checks payable to The Ohio State University.

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
108 Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Rd
Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-6531
The Ohio State University Foundation
1480 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43221
614-292-2141

 

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