WAYS: Alysia Cox Ventures to the Ocean Floor

Dr. Alysia Cox has a bachelors from Arizona State University in Geological sciences with Minors in Biology and German, she then went on to get her PhD in Chemical Oceanography at MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She currently teaches environmental chemistry at Montana Tech and recently visited the sea floor off Mexico’s Pacific Coast. In this episode of “What Are You Studying?” she shares the story of her journey and talks about the work to be done with data and samples brought back to Butte from a mile and a half below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.

Dr. Alysia Cox, Danik Forsman, and Dr. Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert   Photo Credit: Danik Forsman

Dr. Alysia Cox, Danik Forsman, and Dr. Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert

Photo Credit: Danik Forsman

Alvin Recovery   Photo Credit: Dr. Rika Anderson/Carleton College

Alvin Recovery

Photo Credit: Dr. Rika Anderson/Carleton College

AT42-06 Science Party, Alvin and Sentry Science Crew   Photo Credit: Ken Kostel/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

AT42-06 Science Party, Alvin and Sentry Science Crew

Photo Credit: Ken Kostel/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Black smoker, East Pacific Rise 9N   Photo Credit: Multidisciplinary Instrumentation in Support of Oceanography/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Black smoker, East Pacific Rise 9N

Photo Credit: Multidisciplinary Instrumentation in Support of Oceanography/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution