Jerry Jennings had a reason to celebrate. Albany’s new mayor had been on the job for three full months when he had lunch with city firefighters on April 1, 1994. Meanwhile, students at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park were designing a comfortable home for the Antarctic, the coldest place on Earth. Teens received help from NASA astrophysicist and Antarctic researcher Peter Wasilewski. Teacher Dan Nelson had met Wasilewski in 1993, and dialogues between students and scientist began. The collaboration culminated with Wasilewski’s visit to Shen.