Stay Tuned: Discovery Science Channel Tapping Duquesne Dean’s Expertise

The springtime debut of Dr. Philip Reeder, dean of Duquesne University's Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, as a science consultant for the Discovery Science Channel has blossomed into an expanded role with the cable channel.

Reeder, a specialist in using high-tech equipment to collect data and produce underground maps, participated in archaeology research in Spain focused on the legendary island of Atlantis. This work was featured in an episode of Discovery Sciences top-rated show What on Earth? that explored the idea of the ancient city of Atlantis being in a location in Spain.

Reeder's impressive expertise has put him in the position of serving as a science consultant for the channel.

"I'm happy for this opportunity to bring the curiosity and problem-solving aspects of science to a wide audience," Reeder said. "It's a great way to grow the interest of people of all ages in our STEM fields-as well as to share some of what I've learned on my own scientific journey."

Reeder, in working with the What on Earth? series, will comment on Earth surface features that can be spotted by satellites from space, and their significance in ancient and current cultures.

The channel already has started filming Reeder for episodes expected to air this fall.

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