“You want to work with people who have good character.” an Interview with Martha Savage

Recorded August 10, 2018 Archived August 10, 2018 14:37 minutes
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Eager to get out of the lab, Martha Savage spent the year immediately following her undergraduate graduation at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station where she worked as a cosmic ray observer. In this position, Dr. Savage, who is now a professor of geophysics at the Victoria University of Wellington and an AGU Fellow, maintained delicate equipment that detected charged particles emanating from the Sun. But, the year that she spent on the ice taught her more than just how to manage fragile instrumentation – it also taught her valuable lessons on life, career, and finding synergy between the two. (Recorded 26 July 2018)


  • Martha Savage
  • Danya AbdelHameid
  • AGU Narratives

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