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Kenneth M. Golden is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Utah. His research is driven by interests in sea ice, the climate system, composite materials, statistical physics, diffusion processes, microbial ecology and remote sensing. He has published papers in a wide range of scientific journals, journeyed eighteen times to the Arctic and Antarctic to study sea ice, and given over 425 invited lectures on six continents, including three presentations in the U.S. Congress. Golden is an award winning classroom teacher and research mentor to almost 70 young investigators: postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduates from majors across science and engineering, and high school students. His work with students, university colleagues, and collaborators around the world has been covered extensively in the media, including profiles in Science, Scientific American, and Physics Today, with numerous interviews on radio and television. Golden is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, cited for “extraordinary interdisciplinary work on the mathematics of sea ice,” an Inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and a Fellow of the Explorers Club, whose members have included Neil Armstrong, Sir Edmund Hillary, Robert Peary, and Jane Goodall.