Fellowship Experiences

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The Vaccination Crustacean Doesn’t Want Old Bay: It just wants COVID to go away

Chelsea Fowler • November 22, 2021

I grew up in New York and have lived in Maryland for a year. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned since moving here, it’s that Marylanders love their state symbols–especially their flag and their crab. Sure, they cherish their natural resources, but it’s the blue crab that they crave all year long.  

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From Wading to Diving: Making marine conservation come to life

Dani Weissman • October 22, 2021

When I finished my PhD in wetland ecology in April of last year, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do next. I loved that I was finally making a career in my dream field of environmental conservation. I even loved slogging through soggy, pungent salt marshes in chest-high waders to collect water samples and take soil cores.

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Sharing Science Stories: Tips to communicate better and draw a larger audience

Suzi Webster • August 30, 2021

My colleagues at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) do important work and it is my job to make sure that others know about it. When I started my Knauss fellowship in NOAA’s Technology Partnerships Office, I was excited to be the first person in my office to focus on outreach and communications.

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OsHV-1: What is it and why do we care?

Mariah Kachmar • August 20, 2021

Lately, we’ve all been thinking a lot about viruses because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’re not the only species grappling with viral diseases. 

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The Coastal Farming Challenges Workshops: Gaining an understanding of landowner perceptions through notetaking

Salome Chitubila • August 18, 2021

When I was asked to join the team of notetakers during the Coastal Farming Challenges workshops hosted by Maryland Sea Grant, I definitely knew my time to learn through interaction with landowners, agricultural extension specialists, and climate change experts had come. It was a big “yes!” from me. 

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