Meet Nicole, our 2020-21 Beach Sisters Fellow

The Marine Science Center and Girls Inc of Lynn are partnering again this year to connect young people in Lynn with STEM resources and community projects through Beach Sisters. We are thrilled to introduce this year’s AmeriCorps MPF Fellow, Nicole Banks! Hello! My name is Nicole (she/her) and I am so excited to be serving with the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship as the Northeastern University Marine … Continue reading Meet Nicole, our 2020-21 Beach Sisters Fellow

Du Feu à l’Eau: Source and Flux of Dissolved Black Carbon From the Congo River

by Emily Melsky, Outreach Co-op, Northeastern ’21 When forest fires occur, the charred molecules from burnt vegetation are often picked up by local waterways. The transportation of this charred material, known as dissolved black carbon or DBC, is one of the major reasons for variations in amounts of carbon globally – and MSC Associate Professor Aron Stubbins has been working with an international collaboration of … Continue reading Du Feu à l’Eau: Source and Flux of Dissolved Black Carbon From the Congo River

Mapping the genome of the Cottoperca gobio

One of the thrills of field research is how much there is yet to discover, and how observations and data collected in one season can offer critical contributions to science for years afterwards.  In 2004, Professor H William Detrich of the Marine Science Center led the ICEFISH cruise (International Collaborative Expedition to collect and study Fish Indigenous to Sub-Antarctic Habitats) on the RVIB Nathaniel B. … Continue reading Mapping the genome of the Cottoperca gobio

PhD candidate receives Geological Society of America research award

Rivers are critical resources for much of the world’s population; in the United States alone, millions of people rely on rivers for recreation, transportation, and agriculture. Charlotte Wiman, PhD candidate at the Marine Science Center, has just received a prestigious research award to study these critical systems.  The Earth Surface Systems (ESS) lab, led by Dr. Sam Muñoz, investigates how floods, droughts, and other climate-related … Continue reading PhD candidate receives Geological Society of America research award

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