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Brooklyn Student Going on Arctic Expedition

Angela Zeng

Angela Zeng shows the sign made for her by her classmates. 

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Most people have never been to the Arctic but an aspiring scientist from Brooklyn will get the chance to do just that. 

Eighteen-year-old Angela Zheng just graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School, but she's already tackling problems like global warming. Zeng is one of 120 students from around the world chosen to conduct research on a ship that will stop at Northern Canada and Greenland. Zeng was nominated by the Chinese-american Planning Council to receive a scholarship from the Beatrice Snyder foundation, with some help from Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, to secure her spot on the ship.

Zeng says she wants to learn how to offset the effects of global warming.

"I really want to make an impact in the future in terms of global pollution," she said. "I really want to combat this issue. I hope from the stuff that I learn, I'll be able to make a difference."

Students on the expedition will measure sea levels and the size of icebergs in the area. They'll also learn about environmental sustainability. The expedition leaves July 21st.