7 things to consider before accepting a Graduate School offer
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7 things to consider before accepting a Graduate School offer

Applications have been submitted. Recruitment weekends are near (or have already come and gone). Funding source notification dates are coming up. And most exciting of all–graduate school acceptances are around the corner. It is an exciting time to see your hard work pay off. But wait. Hold your horses. Here are some things you should … Continue reading

A summer pondering the stormwater ponds
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A summer pondering the stormwater ponds

This guest post was written by Adam Gold.  Adam is a second-year master’s student in the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology (CEE) working at UNC IMS.  He works in the Piehler Lab researching urban stormwater and its effects on water quality.   Follow him on twitter at @acgold_04 for tweets about science and stormwater. This past summer, … Continue reading

Beating the Grad School Blues
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Beating the Grad School Blues

I am a second year Ph.D. student in the Ecology program at UNC-Chapel Hill. This semester, I have been teaching, taking classes, mentoring, and also working on my first manuscript from my current research. Exciting, right? Well, not exactly. It is stressful and sometimes just hard to keep up with everything. At times, it is … Continue reading

Connecting science with local students
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Connecting science with local students

This past weekend, Morehead City, home to UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, hosted the 30th Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival. It was an adventure in itself. There were rides, carnival games, locally-caught seafood, concerts and activities such as the ‘Flounder Fling.’ (Literally they toss giant flounder and not a stuffed replica of Flounder from The … Continue reading

Homeward bound: How do organisms navigate home?
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Homeward bound: How do organisms navigate home?

During the holiday season many people travel to visit family and friends that live across the country or even the world. But in the New Year, we must get back to our normal lives: school, work, or whatever one does in their everyday life. Humans are traditionally visual navigators and have developed a variety of tools … Continue reading

Ice Ice Baby: what in the world is going on with Antarctica’s ice?
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Ice Ice Baby: what in the world is going on with Antarctica’s ice?

A couple of weeks ago a new study came out from NASA indicating that the Antarctica land mass is gaining ice. This study by Zwally and colleagues, indicates ice accumulation in East Antarctic continent exceeds the loss of ice from the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP). This study is contradictory to many studies that have been published on … Continue reading