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Former UW-River Falls student Jonathan Eisch, now a UW-Madison doctoral astrophysics student, is shown at the South Pole in 2003. He is one of several UWRF students who have been able to do research there in the past, through the IceCube Collaboration. Thanks to a National Science Foundation grant, UWRF will be able to send more students to Antarctica. For the full story, please see the Aug. 28 print edition of the River Falls Journal. (Submitted photo)

UWRF gets more South Pole research opportunities

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Thanks to a National Science Foundation grant, UWRF will be able to send students to Antarctica for the first time since 2010-2011. The grants, which total $589,877, are linked to the IceCube telescope, a particle detector at the South Pole that records the interactions of a nearly massless subatomic particle called the neutrino.

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For the full story, please see the Aug. 28 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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