As part of the Research Fellows program, students participate in activities that foster an appreciation for the research-to-outreach connection that is an integral component of Maryland Sea Grant’s mission. Students are required to participate in five special activities over the course of their two-year fellowship. These activities are intended to enhance students’ formal academic education by catalyzing new ways of thinking and capitalizing upon the strengths and capabilities of Maryland Sea Grant. The activities are:
- Welcome Luncheon for Fellows at Maryland Sea Grant, College Park
- Mid-Year Program – Academic Symposium and/or Communication Workshop
- Maryland Sea Grant Outreach Contribution
- Summer Seminar Series – Horn Point Laboratory and Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
- Annual Progress Report
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The mid-year program alternates every other year between an academic symposium, in which students present their own research, and a communications workshop developed by Maryland Sea Grant staff, in which students learn skills for communicating technical information to a lay audience. Both programs are also attended by visiting summer undergraduate students who are part of Maryland Sea Grant's "Research Experiences for Undergraduates" (REU) program, funded by the National Science Foundation. The location of these events alternates between the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's two marine labs, Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, Maryland and Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland. Subsequent to the academic symposium Maryland Sea Grant publishes the abstracts in a printed volume and makes this volume available on the web. Click on the links at right to read program summaries from two of these symposia.