U.S. Ice Drilling Program: Summer 2017 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

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U.S. Ice Drilling Program: Summer 2017 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

Joseph Souney Jr.-2
U.S. Ice Drilling Program Ice Bits Newsletter: Summer 2017
Ice Drilling Program Office - Ice Drilling Design and Operations

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office announces that the Summer 2017 Ice Bits newsletter of U.S. Ice Drilling Program activities is now available at:


Topics include:
  • IDDO Welcomes New Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager
  • IDDO Finishes Successful 2017 Arctic Field Season
  • Equipment Development
    • Winkie Drill
    • Stampfli 2-Inch Drill
    • Rapid Air Movement (RAM) Drill
    • Sediment Laden Lake Ice Drill
    • Foro 3000 Drill
    • DISC Drill versus Foro 3000 Drill Analysis
    • Winch Simulator
  • Long Range Science and Long Range Drilling Technology Plans Updated
  • School of Ice Development Program Successfully Held at Dartmouth College
  • NAAEE Outreach Event
  • Dr. Julie Palais Awarded Richardson Medal
  • Charles Bentley, Pioneering UW-Madison Glaciologist, Dies
  • Charlie Bentley Commemorative Event

Charlie Bentley Commemorative Event

Our dear friend, mentor and colleague, Charles Bentley, passed away on August 19th after a beautiful and accomplished life and career. A commemorative reception will be held on Friday, September 22nd on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus. Light refreshments will be served. While a formal program will not be held, guests will be able to visit a number of spaces to view photos, videos, Antarctic memorabilia and to share stories of the man that touched so many lives. 
As we plan for this event, please feel free to send any photos of Charlie that you would like included in a slide show shown at the gathering to [hidden email]. In addition, if you are a former student of Charlie’s, please visit this website to add your information (and that of your own students, if applicable) to Charlie’s academic family tree. 
Event: Commemorative Reception honoring Charlie Bentley
Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
Location: UW-Madison Geoscience Building, 1215 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI  53706
Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm
**RSVP: To assist the hosts in planning for refreshments, please RSVP to [hidden email] by Friday, September 15th.**
A memorial service will be held the following day on September 23rd at the Unitarian Church, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI 53705 at 10:00am, with a reception to follow. A private burial will be held on Sunday.  
We hope you will join us. Please feel free to distribute this far and wide. All are welcome.

Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO)
Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO)

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