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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No Filter: Growing Concerns Over Sunscreen Chemicals

Ethan Hain • September 15, 2019

The active ingredients in sunscreens and some personal care products, a group of chemicals known as UV filters, have been in the eyes of the public and international regulators for their potential toxicity. 


A Deeper Dive into Baltimore Harbor: Scientists take a closer look at the tiny particles living in the murky waters

Ana Sosa • August 5, 2019

Anyone who’s ever been to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor understands that there is a big trash problem in the city.


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.


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.


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.


The Blue Crab: Callinectes Sapidus

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