Undergraduate researchers share science and insights at Virtual Symposium

The undergraduate research capacity of the Marine Science Center is one of the cornerstones of the program and community.  Each semester, students from Northeastern’s renowned cooperative education program join the MSC community, working with research labs and program teams to increase research productivity and breadth and to provide invaluable learning experiences for the students.   This past semester’s co-op students were able to overcome the challenges and upheavals of COVID-19 and presented their recent research at the biannual Undergraduate Research Symposium last month.  The Symposium, … Continue reading Undergraduate researchers share science and insights at Virtual Symposium

OGL Brings Marine Biodiversity to a Global Research Network

When researchers anywhere in the world want to study biodiversity, they turn to the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN), an international network of institutions, organizations and other networks that share an interest in long-term preservation of genomic samples representing the non-human diversity of life on Earth. GGBN features a database of genomic samples in a searchable database of over one million DNA samples. Now thanks … Continue reading OGL Brings Marine Biodiversity to a Global Research Network

Finding climate clues beneath Arctic waves

How can we better understand the complex ocean dynamics in places highly sensitive to climate change? PhD Candidate Jess Gould seeks to answer this question by investigating the potential for reconstructing climate history from algal growth in the Canadian Arctic – and she has just earned a prestigious research award to do it.  Gould, an Ontario native, has just received the Alexander Graham Bell Canada … Continue reading Finding climate clues beneath Arctic waves

The View from Inside the Whale

Marine Science Center Outreach Program Co-op student, Tess, was on the team that helped bring Salt the Inflatable Whale to Johnson Elementary School in Nahant earlier this year.  Here, she reflects on the excitement of the day. Earlier this year, on a brisk later winter day, our team showed the entire student body at Johnson Elementary School what the inside of a whale looks like.  … Continue reading The View from Inside the Whale

The Beach Sisters talk inland flooding with teachers and peers at HSMSS

by Sydney Spicer Six teenagers sat around a table on their February break from school, looking at a bucket of sand, and planning how to turn it into something wonderful. They carefully placed homemade model-houses, roads, trees, and shrubs across the miniature landscape, and got to work deciding how this $5 plastic tub from Walmart can transform into a model to teach people about flooding. … Continue reading The Beach Sisters talk inland flooding with teachers and peers at HSMSS

Harbor habitats and more: ways to learn about the intertidal from home

Northeastern’s Marine Science Center has long provided resources for teachers to enhance their field trip experiences, but now these tools are available online for anyone interested in learning about the intertidal zone from home. The Educator Resources site is catered toward every level of education, with lessons suited for students from early elementary school through high school, and seeks to translate research completed by Northeastern … Continue reading Harbor habitats and more: ways to learn about the intertidal from home