Fellowship Experiences

A blog by and about students supported by Maryland Sea Grant

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Using Phytoplankton Communities to Track the Restoration of the Anacostia River

Samantha Gleich • February 26, 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.

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The Four Busiest Months of My Knauss Fellowship

Noelle Olsen • February 19, 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.

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