WWU’s Alia Khan Receives $1.2 million CAREER Grant from the NSF to Continue Research in the Antarctic and the Cascades

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Alia Khan has been awarded a five-year, $1.2 million CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to continue ongoing international collaborations with scientists from the Chilean Antarctic Program to evaluate the role of temperature, light absorbing particles, snow-algae growth, and their impacts on snow and ice melt in the Western Antarctic Peninsula.

Khan will also incorporate undergraduate and graduate students from Western in snow and glaciological research methods on Mt. Baker in the nearby…