Exploring Interest for Pioneer Travel to Antarctica

We have begun planning an extraordinary Pioneer Travel adventure to Antarctica. We hope you will consider traveling with us!

Trip Length: 10 - 12 days

Group Size: 16 - 20

Cost: TBD

More information will populate this webpage in the coming weeks. If you are interested in learning more about this trip, please fill out this interest form. We will contact you with more details just as soon as plans solidify.

If you have any questions, please contact Andrew McPheeters, Associate Vice President of Alumni, Parent, and Student Engagement at mcpheete@lclark.edu or 503-768-7936.

Faculty Leader: Kellar Autumn, Professor of Biology

Kellar Autumn  received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1988, and his PhD in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley in 1995. He continued at Berkeley as an Office of Naval Research Postdoctoral Fellow until 1998, and joined the faculty of Biology at Lewis & Clark in Portland, Oregon in the same year. In his lab he and his students study the mechanisms and evolution of animal locomotion and develop biologically inspired materials and machines. Research has also taken him out of the lab to the Taklimakan, Gobi, and Kara Kum Deserts of central Asia.

Prof. Autumn has authored over 60 scientific papers, which have been cited in peer reviewed publications more than 5500 times. Of those papers, 31 have been cited 31 or more times (h-index = 31). 43 papers have been cited at least 10 times, and 10 have been cited more than 100 times. Thompson/ISI lists Professor Autumn as a highly cited author in the field of Materials Science and Engineering, and he is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award.