Dr. Babcock is a regular contributor to Anchorage-area school programs including being an invited scientist speaker at Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) and participating in STEM night demonstrations at local schools. She is an invited judge for the Anchorage School District science fair. Category winners from this competition go on to the International Science Fair held in Phoenix, Arizona.
"On behalf of the UAA student chapter of SWE, thank you so much for participating in Women in Engineering Night, and so generously donating your time to the next generation of engineers."
"Your time, talent, enthusiasm, and dedication has made a huge difference in the lives of Alaskan students."
Esther mentors approximately 20 local, national, and international students every year through collaborations with Alaska Pacific University, the University of Wyoming, and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Listen to her podcast about mentoring here. In 2014, she served as science expert for an Idaho Public Television special with women canyoneers.
"Thank you for volunteering to be a role model and offering encouragement to our next generation."
Dr. Babcock serves as the scholarship committee chair for the Geophysical Society of Alaska, as well as a scholarship committee member for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation Scholarship, which annually distributes over $500,000 in scholarships to students throughout the world. She's also currently serving her third year as President of the Driftwood Bay Homeowner's Association.