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Rob Viens
 

     
 

Ambassador Since 2007

 
   
Bellevue, Washington 98007
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Biographical Information:

 

 
Photo of Ambassador Rob Viens Rob Viens was born in upstate New York where he grew up inspired by Pioneer, Voyager, and "Cosmos." He entered Cornell University with plans to be an astronomer, but found geology to be much more down to Earth. He moved to Seattle to pursue his PhD at the University of Washington, where he specialized in glaciers, climate, and Northwest geology. Rob spent his summers in Alaska "tracking glaciers" - trying to determine where they had been in the past and how they were affected by climate change. He spent several years teaching geology and environmental science around Puget Sound, designing web pages, and volunteering at the zoo, before accepting a full-time position at Bellevue Community College. At BCC Rob keeps busy teaching Intro Geology, History of the Earth, Northwest Geology, Geology of the Solar System, Ecology and the Biosphere, Field Methods in Environmental Science , and a quarterly seminar called Current Issues in Environmental Science. In addition, he is the Program Chair of the Life Science Program and the advisor of the BCC Student Science Association. These days he tries to spend as much time as he can in the mountains, tracking elusive serpentinites, bears, and rare plants. Rob currently resides on the Eocene Blakeley and Renton formations in Bellevue, with his wife and three cats.
 

 

Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

 
   
From Dust to Dawn: What the "little things" teach us about ourselves
Trinity Lutheran College

Origin of Life - Earth and Mars
Bellevue College

Stars and Planets
Bellevue College

Stars and Planets II
FISW School

Transit of Venus Viewing
Bellevue College

 
 

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