Fellowship Experiences


A blog by and about students supported by Maryland Sea Grant

research fellow, SAV study. Photo, Debbie Hinkle

Photo, Debbie Hinkle

Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges: A White House Roundtable on Data Science and the Climate Crisis

Kayle Krieg •

I was excited for the new opportunities my State Science Policy Fellowship would bring, but nothing could have prepared me for the email I received from the White House in November.  Read more...

Why Do We Care About Stormwater?

Aubrey Tingler •
Flood and stormwater resilience will make our communities safer and more adaptable to environmental change. Fellow Aubrey Tingler is working with the Maryland Department of the Environment on creative, efficient methods to collect data on local flood and stormwater management practices, regulations, and community needs.  Read more...

Breaks, calendars, and proposals: Tips for surviving the first semester of graduate school

Allison Dreiss •

One of the most exciting parts of 2022 was learning I would be following my dreams of getting a master’s degree. It was another quiet day of studying for finals down in my apartment when I finally got the email. The email was a great studying break, and I sighed in relief.  Read more...

Failure is an Option: The Rewards and Challenges of Fieldwork

Matt Stefanak •
Fieldwork is one of the most challenging, rewarding, and exciting parts of marine science. Find out how Ph.D. student Matt Stefanak finds the silver lining when fieldwork doesn't go as planned.  Read more...

Moving to Frostburg: A new chapter in Western Maryland

Grace O'Hara •

The next logical step for me after obtaining my bachelor’s degree was graduate school, the pinnacle of my education. I hope graduate school will allow me to further specialize within the broad field of environmental science and refine technical laboratory skills.  Read more...

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