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Ryan CumpstonNIU geology student spends summer on top of the world
August 17, 2005

When students return to campus this week and compare their summer highlights, Ryan Cumpston will have the coolest stories, hands down. The senior geology major from Crystal Lake traveled to a mountainous region near the North Pole, spent his days in a skiff at the edge of a massive glacier and rubbed elbows with some of the world's top polar scientists.
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NIU on top of world, too
Northern Now, Winter 2006

When students returned to campus last fall and compared summer highlights, Ryan Cumpston had them all beat, hands down. The senior geology and environmental geosciences major from Crystal Lake traveled to a mountainous region near the North Pole, spent his days in a skiff at the edge of a massive glacier and rubbed elbows with some of the world’s top polar scientists.
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