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JIRP 2015

JIRP is soliciting applications from additional qualified and fully-funded students interested in the 2015 field season. 

Please note that all JIRP scholarship funds have been allocated to students who applied by the original February 15th deadline. We only have a few spots available so apply soon!

Application materials can be found on the APPLY page. All questions can be directed to fger.jirp@gmail.com

2015 Equipment List


JIRP Board Member and Faculty Awarded at 2015 Vizzies


FGER/JIRP Board Member and faculty Shad O'Neel, along with JIRP faculty (past and present) Kristin Timm, Alison Bidlack and Eran Hood, received the People's Choice Award for Posters & Graphics at the 2015 Vizzies.


Book: Memories of Maynard M. Miller

In 2011, then-JIRP Director Jay Fleisher spearheaded an effort to create a book for Dr. Miller. We are happy to announce that Memories of Maynard M. Miller and Other Juneau Icefield Lore is now available in a revised, spiral-bound 2nd edition. Total cost, including shipping and handling, is $35. All proceeds go directly to JIRP. Order your copy today!

Preview the first 13 pages here

Orders can also be made with a check (made out to FGER) sent to: FGER, 4616 25th Avenue NE, PMB 302, Seattle, Washington 98105

Remembering Maynard M. Miller (1921-2014)

Explore and contribute to the memory of Dr. Miller's legacy at the JIRP blog. Help us remember and honor his life.

Joan W. Miller JIRP Scholarship Fund

Announcing the Joan W. Miller JIRP Scholarship Fund - Your donation directly helps cover tuition costs of selected participants so that the JIRP experience can be accessible to all prospective students. 

Maynard M. Miller JIRP Legacy Fund

Help us build a bright JIRP future!  Please consider supporting JIRP through a donation to the Maynard M. Miller JIRP Legacy Fund

We want to hear from our JIRP alumni

Please take a moment to submit your contact information and let us know what you're up to.  Fill out the form on the 'Contact' page and help keep us up to speed.  

JIRP Blogs from the Field

During the past two summer expeditions, participants have blogged from the Juneau Icefield.  Relive the experiences of JIRP 2012 and 2013, and learn about JIRP! 

All JIRP 2013 posts are archived here. 

All JIRP 2012 posts are archived here. 

JIRP 2015

When:  June 23 to August 18, 2015

Where:  The Juneau Icefield of Alaska and British Columbia

Who:  Undergraduate, graduate and upper-level high-school students . . .APPLY HERE

What:  An unrivaled educational and expeditionary experience . . . read more here


Participants of JIRP 2014 at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Dr. Miller on the Juneau Icefield.  Photo courtesy of the Miller family.

Dr. Miller on the Juneau Icefield.  Photo courtesy of the Miller family.

My JIRP experience strengthened in me a love of exploration that ultimately led to my participation in the space program, including the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. JIRP was fundamental to my growth as a scientist and as a person.
— Dr. Steven Squyres, Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University; Principal Investigator of Mars Exploration Rover Project

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