Fellowship Experiences


A blog by and about students supported by Maryland Sea Grant

research fellow, SAV study. Photo, Debbie Hinkle

Photo, Debbie Hinkle
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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. 


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. 


Building Understanding: Using digital storytelling to connect people to their environment

Yazan Hasan • July 20, 2021

One of my firmest beliefs is that everyone deserves access to green spaces and the opportunity to learn more about their environments, and I want to help as much as I can in making that a reality in the places where it isn’t. 


Salty Streams: How clearing snow can hurt the Chesapeake

Carly Maas • May 12, 2021

In the winter, we can see salt on the roads after a light snow. But where does that salt go when spring has come and the roads are clear?


Creativity: The unexpected science skill

Chelsea Fowler • April 2, 2021

Scientist may not be the first profession that comes to mind when thinking of a "creative" career. Vocations like artist, cinematographer, photographer, or novelist may fall much higher on the list. But creativity is a highly underrated research skill, which has become more clear to me as I transition back into academia.


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