Ocean waves meet radio waves: HAM radio at the MSC

by Grace Piselli, MSC STEM Outreach Co-op To spread word about a new research collaboration between Northeastern University, the Ocean Genome Legacy Center, NOAA, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and the University of Utah, the MSC’s own Dr. Mark Patterson operated a ham radio from the MSC lawn September 7 and 8. The Federal Communications Commission authorized a special event callsign “W4U” to operate for 2 weeks through … Continue reading Ocean waves meet radio waves: HAM radio at the MSC

Science Cafe: Spring Fever

Our next Science Cafe will be Tuesday, May 25th, from 7-8 pm, co-hosted by the Marine Science Center Graduate Student Community and MassBays, will highlight research conducted on marine organism adaptation and fan favorites: whales and dolphins! As this cafe is sandwiched between Mother’s and Father’s day in the United States, a special focus will be on the parental dynamics of key marine species.  CLICK … Continue reading Science Cafe: Spring Fever

A Conversation on Environmental Justice

Our next Science Cafe will be Thursday, March 18th, from 7-8 pm, co-hosted by the Marine Science Center, MassBays, and Women Working for Oceans, will be centered around environmental justice.  CLICK HERE TO JOIN WEBINAR ON MICROSOFT TEAMS Science Cafes are hosted by the graduate student community of Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center to foster and encourage educated conversation on important issues within the science … Continue reading A Conversation on Environmental Justice

Lynn Teens and Industry Innovators talk Environmental Justice

The Beach Sisters program teens have spent the past year learning about marine and environmental science, and earlier this month, they were able to connect that science to community impacts and environmental justice.  The youth hosted an Environmental Justice 101 panel for their peers at Girls Inc of Lynn featuring three dynamic individuals in the field: Marcus Holmes, New England Regional EPA Coordinator, Taylor Morton, … Continue reading Lynn Teens and Industry Innovators talk Environmental Justice

A New Day for Climate Policy

by Nicole Peckham, PhD Candidate, Marine Science Center This past Tuesday, the Marine Science Center hosted the first science café of the spring semester with a discussion of the national and international politics surrounding climate change. Featuring panelists Dr. Laura Kuhl from the College of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Dr. Brian Helmuth from the College of Science and College of Public Policy and … Continue reading A New Day for Climate Policy

Science Cafe series returns with a look at the politics of global climate change

The Marine Science Center’s graduate Student community will host its next virtual Science Cafe on Tuesday, February 9th at 7 pm.  This month features a conversation about the politics of global climate change with two Northeastern University faculty: Dr. Laura Kuhl, College of Public Policy/Urban Affairs associate professor, and Dr. Brian Helmuth, College of Science and College of Public Policy/Urban Affairs professor.  The cafe will … Continue reading Science Cafe series returns with a look at the politics of global climate change

Dr. Louise Cameron joins WGBH to talk ocean acidification

By Ashley Echelberger, MSC STEM Outreach Co-op  Recent Marine Science Center alumna Dr. Louise Cameron joined WGBH for an interview with WGBH last week to share insights on how ocean acidification and warming may impact and harm marine life, specifically shellfish and their fisheries. Dr. Cameron defended her dissertation this past Spring, having worked in both the Ries Lab and Grabowski Lab at Northeastern’s Marine … Continue reading Dr. Louise Cameron joins WGBH to talk ocean acidification

Fall 2020 Symposium: MSC undergraduates highlight research successes despite an unusual semester

By Emily Melsky, MSC Outreach Fall 2020 Co-op Despite the fall semester looking considerably different than the norm, science prevailed for four undergraduate co-op students at the Marine Science Center over the past six months. Last week, Olivia Burek, Julia Holtzer, Emily Melsky, and Elena Turner participated in a symposium hosted by the MSC and OGL to share their work.  Julia Holtzer presented first, detailing … Continue reading Fall 2020 Symposium: MSC undergraduates highlight research successes despite an unusual semester

MSC Professor Detrich appointed to assess vision and goals of polar research

Marine and Environmental Sciences Professor H. William Detrich has been appointed to The National Academy of Sciences Polar Research Board Committee on Mid-Term Assessment of NSF Progress on the 2015 Strategic Vision for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research, effective Sept. 2, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021. The committee will assess progress in addressing research goals outlined in the 2015 report: 1) The changing Antarctic ice … Continue reading MSC Professor Detrich appointed to assess vision and goals of polar research

Biodiversity Beneath the Waves: NUMSC Science Cafe 12/10 at 7pm

The graduate student community of the Marine Science Center presents the next in their Science Cafe series this Thursday, December 10th, at 7 pm. This month they’ll explore biodiversity and resource dynamics in coastal habitats and communities with a Q&A featuring two active researchers in the field. Event Link Here (MS Teams Webinar) : https://bit.ly/3otfITU Michelle Staudinger, Science Coordinator with DOI Northeast Climate Adaptation Science … Continue reading Biodiversity Beneath the Waves: NUMSC Science Cafe 12/10 at 7pm