As a student at CFHS, Karl’s world view was broadened when he was awarded an American Field Service International Scholarship to Australia. He has seen plenty since. As one of our most prominent polar researchers, he has been awarded numerous grants and contracts, and he has been published extensively. From 1994 through 2001, he was the Director of the Polar Ice Coring Office (PICO) at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Karl has produced expeditions to polar regions to gather scientific information through the drilling of ice cores, the validation of ice sheet measurements, and other scientific endeavors. In 1988, he received The U.S.S.R. Polar Service Medal in Grenoble, France. During 1992 93, he served as Coordinator of Field Operations/Glaciologist for the first snowmobile traverse of Greenland for the NASA Validation Project. He is currently completing his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.