Summer Abroad Iceland, "Thermodynamics in the Land of Fire and Ice" (Info Session)

UC Davis Summer Abroad (Thermodynamics in the Land of Fire and Ice)

Event Date

Bainer Hall 2130


Program Overview

Iceland is a unique setting to learn about renewable power and thermodynamic science, as it sits upon an area where the tectonic plates are dividing and the land is being shaped by volcanic and glacial activity. We will stay on the outskirts of Reykjavik and take field trips to power plants and manufacturing facilities. We will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Þingvellir, where deep fissures between the North American and European Plates are visible. As we explore Iceland, we will see exotic birds, waterfalls and geothermal fields. Near the Arctic Circle, we will have a chance to experience the midnight sun (weather permitting). We also plan to visit the glaciers at Vatnajökull National Park, the ice lagoon of Jökulsárlón and other amazing sites. Come experience an unforgettable summer on top of the world. Full program details.

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