At last year’s FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science) Capstone event, I quickly realized the activity I designed wasn’t hands-on enough. So, I vowed to make a more hands-on activity this year.
“I’m really nervous,” one of the 4th graders in our Girl Scout troop quietly confessed to me. I inquired further and she explained, “I’ve never seen a marine biologist in real life before.”
Graduate students, postdocs, and professors spanning multiple departments at Duke gathered at the Marine Lab for the 2nd annual Duke Ecology Symposium.
Outreach is a major buzzword in grad school and academia. It can take a variety of forms, from formal education to get-your-hands-dirty activities. February was an important outreach month with two major Duke-related events occurring.
Last month I attended the Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego, where I learned from “algae farmers” and visited a facility that produces algae nutrient supplements. This post includes a video of photos and clips from my trip to San Diego.
The Duke Marine Lab participated in Ocean Sampling Day on the 2014 summer solstice by sampling coastal waters from Pivers Island in Beaufort, NC.
This weekend I moved to Beaufort, home of the Duke Marine Laboratory and its new Orrin Pilkey research laboratory.