Dr. Stephen Kuehn, an associate professor of Geology at Concord University, has been elected to serve on the EarthCube Leadership Council as representative of the Science and Engagement team. His two-year term of service began in late June.
EarthCube is a program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) which brings together earth scientists, computer scientists, and data managers to build software tools, databases, and related items to move more earth science data into the digital age and make it more accessible to other researchers and the public. The Leadership Council serves as a coordinating body for this scientific community and as an advisory board to NSF.
Dr. Kuehn has been involved with the EarthCube program for many years. He is currently a Principal Investigator on a multi-university collaborative project called Throughput that received a $1.6 million NSF EarthCube grant a couple of years ago.
Since 2016, he has served on the EarthCube Science and Engagement Team (formerly the Science Committee). This service, along with ongoing work with the international volcanic ash research community dating back to 2009, prepared him to take on this next level of involvement. Those years of volcanic ash community work just reached a big milestone with the launch of a new research community portal affiliated with a major database called EarthChem (https://earthchem.org/communities/tephra/)
Along with being an associate professor at Concord, Dr. Kuehn is also manager of the University’s Electron Microprobe Facility and Tephra Lab. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puget Sound and both a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. from Washington State University.