Female NASA Scientist to Speak at Girl Scout Day

Published Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Aug. 30, 2012. Senior research scientist Dr. Dorothy K. Hall is set to give a presentation at the 42nd Annual Girl Scout Day at Grandfather Mountain on Saturday, Sept. 15. Hall’s presentation is in the Nature Museum Auditorium where she is set to share her research and discuss what it is like to be a woman in a competitive science field.

Hall is a senior research scientist in the Cryospheric Sciences Branch at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., where she is involved in research related to the remote sensing of snow and ice including studies of snow cover, glacier ice, lake ice and sea ice.

In July, Hall confirmed the unprecedented ice melt that occurred on Greenland using the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites. MODIS data showed unusually high temperatures and that melt was extensive over the ice sheet surface.

As a top researcher in her field, Hall is an inspiration to young women with high professional aspirations. Girl Scout Day at Grandfather Mountain has a rich history of education and female empowerment for the scouts. Throughout the day, Girl Scouts will explore the mountain, participate in naturalist programs and learn about the natural world.

All Girl Scouts and troop leaders will be admitted free with proof of membership. The lecture is open to all others visiting the park that day. For more information about the 42nd Annual Girl Scout Day at Grandfather Mountain, visit www.grandfather.com.

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established to preserve Grandfather Mountain, operate the nature park sustainably in the public interest, provide an exceptional experience for guests and inspire them to be good stewards of the earth’s resources.

For more information, visit www.grandfather.com or call 800-468-7325.

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