Princeton University oceanographer to discuss new position as earth scientist during Princeton YMCA presentation


Princeton YMCA’s next “Paths to Success” presentation for students will feature climate scientist Lionel Arteaga, an oceanographer from Venezuela, from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 19.

During an oceanography class, Arteaga learned how to use satellite images to study the world’s oceans, which re-inspired him to work on climate and space research topics.

After moving to Germany for graduate school, he began working toward his PhD and conducted research in Sydney, Australia, before joining Princeton University as a post-doctoral researcher.

He will be starting a new position as an earth scientist at the NSAS Goddard Space Flight Center.

Students in sixth grade and older can register. Visit or contact Mike Roseborough at

A Zoom link will be sent after registration is completed.

Princeton public school students can receive community service hours for participation.