Dr. Lindsay Powers hired as NICL's Technical Director

Dr. Lindsay Powers, Technical Director of the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL)
Dr. Lindsay Powers, Technical Director of the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL), stands in front of frozen ice cores stored in canisters inside the -33 degree Fahrenheit environment of the archive warehouse at the NICL. —Credit: NICL

DR. LINDSAY POWERS IS THE NEW TECHNICAL DIRECTOR of the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL). Lindsay has a diverse and complimentary background in research, science support, and business management. She is trained as an interdisciplinary scientist, and her Ph.D. work was focused on the development and application of an organic geochemical tool for continental paleoclimate reconstruction.

Lindsay is familiar with the ice core community through her work with the U.S. Antarctic Program as the Manager of Science Support for Raytheon Polar Services. Lindsay's team provided all of the logistical support planning for US funded research in Antarctica. Most recently her work has been focused on facilitating data interoperability in the Earth Sciences in her roles with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and The HDF Group. She participates in many community-based organizations working toward improving data access and understanding (e.g. EarthCube, Federation of Earth Science Information Partners, Research Data Alliance and Belmont Forum).

Lindsay holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Water Resources Science, and a M.S. in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology from the University of Montana, along with a B.A. in Biology from Macalester College.