Daniel Teodoro • April 3, 2020
Truth be told, at the start of my PhD journey I did not expect to focus all of my research on the Chesapeake Bay. A combination of opportunity and pragmatism led me to let go of my initial study area in my home country of El Salvador and pursue a fellowship with Maryland Sea Grant. I had no idea I was on course to finding my scientific love. Read more . . .
Matthew Tyler Wilfong • March 10, 2020
Most people remember learning about the water cycle in grade school: evaporation, transpiration, precipitation, and condensation. We may not all remember exactly how they fit into the cycle, but can draw some resemblance from memory. I am willing to bet you can come up with something fairly close if you tried to now. Read more . . .
Melanie Jackson Osborn • February 28, 2020
I couldn’t stop smiling when I saw my colleague’s question in an email. “Would you be available to staff a 24-hour Ocean Exploration STEM event with Admiral Gallaudet, Dr. Ballard, and Senator Moran next week?” Read more . . .
Taylor Armstrong • January 6, 2020
Deciding whether to pursue a PhD in a scientific field can feel the same as Hamlet’s phrase contemplating between existence and non-existence. For a young person deciding his or her life’s course, it’s a pretty big decision. A PhD is a long-term commitment filled with a lot of work and little pay. Will you enjoy it? Or will you simply endure it? Read more . . .
It’s a Hard (Shell) Knock Life: Working on an oyster farm builds character. But what if we could make it easier?
Brendan Campbell • December 19, 2019
To be a shellfish farmer means long days on your feet, embracing harsh weather while lifting heavy cages. It all takes a toll over time. But a day on the water is another dollar in your pocket, so you push through and persevere. I spent many days out in the heat and in the cold grading, counting, and bagging clams and oysters for whoever was hiring for a season. Read more . . .