Fellowship Experiences


A blog by and about students supported by Maryland Sea Grant

research fellow, SAV study. Photo, Debbie Hinkle

Photo, Debbie Hinkle

Changing Careers to the Marine Sciences

Michael Kalinowski •
Master's student Michael Kalinowski talks about his experience and shares advice on switching careers to the marine sciences.  Read more...

Is There an Intro to Grad School Class I Can Take?

Carly Maas •

The Friday before classes start holds a mixture of excitement, nerves, and anticipation. Each year on that day, the geology department holds its graduate orientation, an all-day event where first-year to fifth-year students come together to learn not only about policies, but also about each other.  Read more...

The Cure for Plant Blindness: Expanding horizons in graduate school

Carly Maas •

“Are you suffering from plant blindness?” my teacher, Professor Andrew Baldwin, asked the class.


How DNA in the Water Helps Us Track River Herring

Chelsea Fowler •

A lot of plants, animals, and other critters call the Chesapeake Bay watershed home–maybe even you! Some organisms spend their entire lives in the Bay while others travel in and out of the Bay at different points in their life cycles. The river herring are the latter, travelers.  Read more...

Running Waters: Why we should care and explore the local greenways.

Carly Maas •

Every Saturday morning, I head to College Park parkrun, a free 5K community event. I moved to Maryland last year in the height of the pandemic and wanted to comfortably meet people in my new home. I was welcomed into the parkrun family with open arms, and it didn’t matter my pace—participants can run or walk.  Read more...

The Blue Crab: Callinectes Sapidus

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pile of cooked crabs