4 Ways Advances in Virtual Reality Can Revolutionize Marine Science
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4 Ways Advances in Virtual Reality Can Revolutionize Marine Science

Virtual Reality (VR) has had an arduous and disheartening history over the past several decades, but things have recently been looking up. There are many reasons you aren’t currently able to play Fallout 4 in a computer generated landscape projected right onto your eyes, but the foremost probably comes down to limitations in technology. VR … Continue reading

Megan’s Field Work Musings
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Megan’s Field Work Musings

Oceanographic field work has to take place in – you guessed it – the ocean. Most of the time, I sit at my computer and play with Matlab scripts and gigantic stores of data, but every so often one of my fellow Seim lab graduate students (and researcher at the Coastal Studies Institute) Mike Muglia … Continue reading

A Defense of the Thesis Defense: Kelsey’s Diatoms
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A Defense of the Thesis Defense: Kelsey’s Diatoms

Last Wednesday, our very own Kelsey Ellis defended her Master’s Thesis in front of a crowd of thousands of people. Just kidding, there weren’t quite that many people, but I’m sure it feels like that to a nervous student on the brink of one of the most stressful times of their graduate career. A ‘defense’ … Continue reading

Deepwater Wind Project Breaks Ground in Rhode Island
Energy / News / News / Policy

Deepwater Wind Project Breaks Ground in Rhode Island

I’ve written before about America’s struggle with accepting offshore wind energy development, specifically the controversy surrounding the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts. The process has been fraught with opposition since somebody first though, “Hey, could we get an offshore wind farm here in America.” As a result, it has been sitting in ‘renewable energy project … Continue reading

Top 5 Things I Learned at the 2015 State Energy Conference
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Top 5 Things I Learned at the 2015 State Energy Conference

This past week, I attended the State Energy Conference in Raleigh, NC. Not your typical scientific conference, but I would suggest looking for more of these types of events to all graduate students. Look for something that’s related to your field but is not catered solely to the academic community. It will really broaden your … Continue reading