Andrew Sajor is a lifelong resident of New York State who currently resides in Plattsburgh.For the first half of his working career, Mr. Sajor was a power lineman, then Chief lineman for the City of Plattsburgh. Returning to school in his mid 40’s, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Earth Science, and a Masters of Science in Curriculum Development, both from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.
Upon graduation, Andy taught physical science, earth Science and physics in the Peru School district and spent his summers doing research and developing curriculum for the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Discover Earth program, a National Science Foundation funded program where science teachers worked with research scientists aboard the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s research vessel Oceanus, exploring the paleo-currents of the gulf stream. Andy also spent a month in the Antarctic, living on the Beardmore Glacier where he was a participant in the National Science Foundation’s Teachers Experiencing the Arctic and Antarctic, a competitive program formed in cooperation with Rice University, American Museum of Natural History, and the Army Corps of Engineers. There, Mr. Sajor joined Dr. William Hammer's expedition to recover more of the Cryolophosaurus, a unique theropod dinosaur, discovered in the Trans-Antarctic Mountains.
Now retired from the classroom, Mr. Sajor has been working with various scientific teams working in Antarctica, helping them develop educational outreach programs with specific emphasis in high school curriculum. He is also a contributor to the NASA sponsored CERES S'COOL program (Students’ Cloud Observations On-line), and a NASA Space Science product Reviewer for the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. When he is not working on a project, you can generally find Andy out sailing on Lake Champlain, summer or winter.