WELCOME TO THE BRIDGE
Thank you for joining us on The Bridge of our expedition ship where you can navigate your virtual SOI journey. This logbook will be updated regularly with a number of digital events, creative materials and engaging content. We look forward to learning, listening, creating and exploring with you. There is a lot on the horizon so get ready for the shared journey ahead. Remember – one hand for the ship!
An audio message from Zareen Cheema, Tech enthusiast, Engineer and Business Strategist
MCMURDO BASE, ANTARCTICA
Population: 1200 | 77°50′47″S 166°40′06″EE
The largest of all Antarctic stations, McMurdo Base is an American research station located on Ross Island in the Ross Sea. In 1974, Mary Alice McWhinnie was appointed chief scientist for the winter Antarctic program, the first female to hold that position in Antarctica.
Have you ever wondered about how Indigenous knowledge is integrated into science-based research? Enooyaq Sudlovenick and Kathleen Matari are two...
Hear from the First Female Private Space Explorer Anousheh Ansari! Anousheh is an entrepreneur and CEO of the XPRIZE who captured headlines in 2006...
Noun/ ‘brij’ /
a: (nautical) : the forward part of a ship’s superstructure from which the ship is navigated
// come up to the Bridge, we’ve spotted Bowhead whales off Port side!
b: a time, place, or means of connection or transition
// building a bridge between cultures
What’s on Deck
A good story can be incredibly powerful in changing hearts, minds and the world. Our next issue of the SOI Bridge will dive into the power of storytelling. Join us to learn how different forms of storytelling can help get messages across on key issues. We will cover traditional storytelling, film making, a workshop on how to market your personal story, and more!
SOI Staff Pick
Ann Makosinski, Canada C3 Leg 9 alum, is a 22-year-old inventor and international speaker. At the age of 15 she was inspired by her friend’s problem in the Philippines of having no electricity or light to study with. Ann invented the hollow flashlight — a flashlight that runs off the heat of the human hand. She also invented the eDrink, and has more inventions in the works. Learn more about Ann here!
Alumni Making Waves
With a legacy of community service and scientific research in her wake, Arctic 2008 alum, Mariana Hill Cruz is surging forward towards international impact via cutting edge scientific research and engagement. She currently works at a world-wide leading institute of marine research, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, where she does research in Marine Biogeochemical and Ecosystem Modelling. Learn more!
Recap & Briefing: Oceanology (Oceans) with Ayana Johnson
Did you know?
Did you know that the STEM acronym is often adapted to include an A making it STEAM! The A represents the arts. At SOI we celebrate people in all fields and interests. We know that art and creative thinking plays a critical role in celebrating culture, innovating new ideas and adding an important balance to a very STEM focused world. On release 9 of The Bridge we did an entire newsletter focused on Arts & Culture. Check out the website to see past content, including Annie Petaulassie’s sewing workshop here!