Last year, we brought you 12 Days of Marine Science Graduate Student Christmas. And this year, we’ve tackled the holidays again with our very own remix of a beloved children’s poem (with Christmas gifs, could you ask for more!). Best enjoyed with a mug of hot chocolate (or something stronger) and with this playing in … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 2014
6 Tips for Launching an Environmental Start-Up
Most science grad students can probably make more sense of genetic code or symbol-laden equations than phrases like “intellectual property” and “capital investments.” In a world awash with environmental problems though, there is sizable demand for individuals who are willing to make the leap from bench to business. UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences recently hosted … Continue reading
Are all of our wind energy estimations wrong?
Estimating the wind resource available around the world is a major component of the development of wind energy technology. Not only do we need to know how much wind there is to meet the energy demand, but we also need to know what specific locations have the most wind when compared to others. So what … Continue reading
Sci-fi terms: Fact or Fiction?
Oftentimes in my attempts to write blog posts I tend to fall back on the science-fiction and fantasy writers’ stories that drew me to study science in the first place. Today is no different. But rather than draw you in with the excitement inherent in a Game of Thrones anecdote only to then hit you … Continue reading
Climate Change Communication 101
Scientists have been talking about global climate change for years, but sometimes it seems like we are speaking a language that no one else understands (otherwise, there would have been major changes by now, right??). Well it turns out, we have been speaking a foreign language. Most scientists are familiar with Climate Change 101, but … Continue reading
Coral research in Belize, a cultural melting pot. Field Season 2014
Some days I really love my job. Today is one of those days. I just returned from a 2 week field research trip to Belize with 5 of my friends. I’ve been to the field several times in the past, but only to help other people with projects. This trip was organized and planned by … Continue reading