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Fellowship Experiences

A blog by and about students supported by Maryland Sea Grant

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Although I am slowly getting used to living and working in DC, it is still humbling being so close to such a rich part of our nation’s history. (photo credit Zoraida Perez-Delgado)

Changing Course: From Ocean Research to Ocean Policy

Maureen Brooks • July 9, 2019
​In January 2019, I was a graduate student at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. I came to work each morning in jeans and a t-shirt and focused on my research: modeling the biology and physics of floating seaweed.  Read more . . .
Victoria Chanse, associate professor and master of landscape architecture program chair at University of Maryland, with graduate student Sebastian Velez-Lopez at a collaborative learning meeting with Smithville residents in Cambridge.

My Pursuit to Understand Society through Science (and Vice-Versa)

Daniel Teodoro • May 1, 2019
Sometimes I feel like great scientific insights are not having an impact in societal and governmental decisions. That is particularly the case for climate science, but it is also in different scientific fields (e.g., engineering, forensic science, smart cities, etc.). As researchers, we like to think we know better, and that if others would know what we know the world would be a better place.  Read more . . .
An aerial image of the Upper Little Patuxent Creek

Studying Water From The Air: Learning to fly drones

Hayley Oakland • March 6, 2019
As a burgeoning aquatic ecologist and environmental scientist, I never anticipated needing to know how to fly a drone.  Read more . . .

Using Phytoplankton Communities to Track the Restoration of the Anacostia River

Samantha Gleich • February 25, 2019
I tend to think of phytoplankton as the “forests” of an aquatic environment. Much like trees in a terrestrial ecosystem, phytoplankton form the base of the aquatic food web and are critically important to the overall structure and function of an ecosystem.  Read more . . .
Noelle Olsen

The Four Busiest Months of My Knauss Fellowship

Noelle Olsen • February 18, 2019
By the time the Knauss fellowship begins in early February, fellows are at various stages of their graduate career: Law students may have graduated but are awaiting their Bar exam results; a Ph.D.  Read more . . .