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The United States Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (USAPECS) is an interdisciplinary arm of APECS based in the United States. We are an organization for undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early career faculty members, early career professionals, educators and others with interests in Polar and Alpine regions and the wider cryosphere.

USAPECS Goals and Objectives

USAPECS' goals include creating opportunities for the development of innovative, international, and interdisciplinary collaborations among current early career polar researchers from the United States as well as recruiting, retaining and promoting the next generation of polar enthusiasts. Specifically we aim to:

  • Create a network of interdisciplinary polar researchers across the Country to meet, share ideas and experiences, and develop new research directions and collaborations

  • Provide the opportunity for career development for future Academic, Industry, Education, and other polar and cryosphere professionals

  • Promote education and outreach as an integral component of polar research and to foster passion for polar environments in the future generation of polar researchers

Our Mission
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