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Emeritus Irene Peden’s travels to the Antarctic appear in the Smithsonian Magazine

August 27, 2019

“A lot was riding on Peden’s work beyond developing a new tool to probe the icy subsurface of Antarctica. Although the National Science Foundation (NSF) was supportive of Peden’s work, the Navy was still hesitant to bring women to the southern continent. Peden was unofficially told before she departed that if she did not complete her experiment and publish the results, another woman wouldn’t be allowed to follow in her footsteps for at least a generation.”

–Kristen Pope, Smithsonian