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Boat on the Anacostia. Photo credit: Samantha Gleich

The Year of the Anacostia

Samantha Gleich • May 21, 2018
In early March, I visited the Anacostia River in Washington D.C. for the first time.
As I sat on the boat and looked out at the waters around me, I noticed large piles of trash floating along the sides of the river channel, harmful algal blooms clogging the river’s downstream reaches, and poor water quality, indicated by the deep brown color.  Read more . . .
 
Emily pulling a boat during field work because the Susquehanna Flats are too shallow to motor through the seagrass bed. Credit: Cassie Gurbisz

Finding the Positive in Rejection

Emily Russ • May 1, 2018
​Nearly two and a half years after starting my PhD research at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, I was finally ready to submit my first-author manuscript to a scientific journal.  Read more . . .
 
Nuisance flooding on Deal Island

How to Check that Last Box and Write Your Dissertation

Elizabeth R. Van Dolah • January 19, 2018
After six years of anthropology courses, exams, proposal writing, and research, I’ve finally reached the last big hurdle of my Ph.D. career: writing the dissertation.  Read more . . .
 
Redding

From the Water to Washington: Connecting Experiences in DC and Coastal Communities

Gray Redding ​ • December 13, 2017
In graduate school, I found it easy to find the impact and context of my fisheries research.  The data I was generating about Atlantic mackerel migration patterns were called for by managers and scientists looking to better understand the decline of the fishery.  While, studying at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory on the lower Patuxent River in Solomons, Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay was rig  Read more . . .
 
photo of Sant Ocean Hall, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Turtles, Teaching, and Tales, Oh My! An Afternoon Volunteering at the Smithsonian

Aimee Hoover • December 6, 2017
The skies had opened and dumped a record-setting downpour in Washington, D.C. Wouldn’t you know that I was scheduled that day to participate as a volunteer scientist in an event called “Expert Is In” at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.  Read more . . .
 

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