2014-05-02 / Community

Plunging for Iceland



Students and two instructors from the University of New England participated in an April 1 polar plunge on campus. The plunge was to raise awareness and funds for their May 10-17 trip to Iceland. Twelve students along with Dr. Christopher Toth and Dr. Lara Carlson, both instructors at UNE, will conduct research on icebergs about 100 miles north of the capital, Reykjavik. “The goal of this research trip is to establish a correlation between immunological responses to extreme cold exposure during physical activity,” Toth said. Carlson and Toth are Kennebunk residents. Research collected will be brought back to UNE for further analysis. Taking part in the plunge, from left, were Toth (crouching with dog), Courtney Farrar, Carlson, Amylie Anderson, Emily Dragon, Jordan Drouin, Jonathan Lester, Kaylee LeCavalier, Sean Powers, Steven Colantonio. Front row: Adam Leith, Rachel Parker, Taylor Summit, Ross Hanley, Erin McGeggen and Paige Driver. (Courtesy photo) Students and two instructors from the University of New England participated in an April 1 polar plunge on campus. The plunge was to raise awareness and funds for their May 10-17 trip to Iceland. Twelve students along with Dr. Christopher Toth and Dr. Lara Carlson, both instructors at UNE, will conduct research on icebergs about 100 miles north of the capital, Reykjavik. “The goal of this research trip is to establish a correlation between immunological responses to extreme cold exposure during physical activity,” Toth said. Carlson and Toth are Kennebunk residents. Research collected will be brought back to UNE for further analysis. Taking part in the plunge, from left, were Toth (crouching with dog), Courtney Farrar, Carlson, Amylie Anderson, Emily Dragon, Jordan Drouin, Jonathan Lester, Kaylee LeCavalier, Sean Powers, Steven Colantonio. Front row: Adam Leith, Rachel Parker, Taylor Summit, Ross Hanley, Erin McGeggen and Paige Driver. (Courtesy photo)

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