Provost’s Colloquium Series Presents ESU Alum Jonathan Weber’s Antarctic Expedition

Posted by: Elizabeth Richardson on November 20, 2017, No Comments

East Stroudsburg University’s Fall 2017 Provost’s Colloquium Series concludes with a presentation by ESU alumnus Jonathan Weber. Weber will present “Living and Working in Antarctica” in Beers Lecture Hall on November 29, 2017 from 5:30-7 p.m.

In 2016-2017, Jonathan Weber spent four months living and working at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica with the United States Antarctic Program. Throughout his stay at the most remote and isolated scientific outpost in the world, Weber experienced Antarctic conditions including 24-hour daylight and temperatures as low as minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chill down to minus 90.

Jonathan Weber is a 2014 graduate of ESU with degree in computer science and computer security. He is a serial entrepreneur who has started multiple high-tech companies based out of the ESU Innovation Center. Weber lives the lifestyle of a “digital nomad,” traveling abroad multiple times a year and managing his companies remotely via the Internet. In the past five years, he has visited or lived in almost 70 countries on all seven continents.

In this presentation, Weber will discuss the experience of living and working in Antarctica, talk about the scientific research being carried out at the South Pole, and share anecdotes from his season on the ice, such as meeting astronaut Buzz Aldrin. He will also discuss how his forays into entrepreneurship have enabled him to continue to run his companies even while in Antarctica and share advice for anyone interested in traveling and working around the world.

For more information about the Provost’s Colloquium Series, contact Christina McDonald, director, office of sponsored projects and research, at (570) 422-7954 or