Image: Science Instructor Peter BienekPeter Bienek
Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Student
UAF Geophysical Institute

Bienek moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, in August 2005 to start school at UAF. He expects to his MS in Atmospheric Science by August 2007. Prior to coming to Alaska, Bienek grew up in Detroit, MI. He developed an interest in Meteorology at a young age and went to college at Valparaiso University, where he received a BS in Meteorology.

Bienek's research at UAF involves examining the climate conditions associated with the forest fire season in Alaska and working on an improved method to predict the total area burned for a fire season in advance.

Bienek served as a STEP Science Instructional Assistant in 2007, when the featured topic was Climate Change.