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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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.


Graduate School, a Puppy, and a Pandemic: How I managed time when everything seemed to stand still

Samantha Schiano • March 3, 2021

Like many others, I found this window of being home pretty much constantly would be a great time to raise a puppy. My boyfriend was also excited and on board with the prospect that we could have a well-trained and loving puppy hanging out with us. He was also working from home, so it was a no brainer that the timing was right. We were both talking about her before she was born.


Connecting Research with New Audiences During COVID-Times

Megan Munkacsy • February 11, 2021

This past fall, University of Maryland’s annual Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) colloquium looked a little different.


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