Miner chosen as ambassador for STEM initiative, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported Kimberley Miner, a University of Maine research assistant professor in the Climate Change Institute and a physical scientist at the Geospatial Research Laboratory, has been selected as a nationwide ambassador of an initiative promoting opportunities for women innovators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Miner was named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as one of 125 ambassadors in IF/THEN®, a national initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies. Miner’s work in glaciology aims to understand health risks posed by melting ice, which may contain toxic substances, the article states. The work has global significance, according to Paul Mayewski, director of CCI. “Throughout her tenure at the University of Maine, Miner has been a leader in her field and helped the Climate Change Institute to achieve our mission to understand the impact of human activity on the physical and chemical climate,” he said.