Rutgers University

“Polar Scientist Spotlight: Melissa Diaz” (watch on YOUTUBE, 3 minutes and 21 seconds, all ages)

Meet a female, Latina/Caribbean-American scientist at Rutgers University who explores and studies tiny organisms living in Antarctica’s polar soil.

Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, is a premier research university; courses of study include environmental engineering and ocean, coastal and naval engineering. Student research projects from the 2020-2021 academic year included topics like hurricanes, climate change, improving the nation’s energy infrastructure and the benefits of recycling.