By Sydney MaHan, Virginia Sea Grant Student Correspondent In February, Santhiska (Thiska) Pather completed her Knauss Fellowship working for the Ecological and Health Processes Branch within the Office of Science and Technology, Office of Water at the US-EPA. “I think I achieved one of my goals for this fellowship year—to learn what happens to the […]
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- Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowships
- NMFS-Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Ph.D. Fellowship
- NMFS-Sea Grant Marine Resource Economics Ph.D. Fellowship
- NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
- Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
- Collaborative Fisheries Research Graduate Fellowship
- Science Communication Internships
- Photography Internship
- Coastal and Marine Law and Policy Internship
- Summer Coastal and Marine Policy Internship
Stories about or by Students
When Annie Murphy came to Virginia to study nutrients in Chesapeake Bay, she didn’t expect her studies would lead her to Italy.
On February 1, three Virginia graduate students began their placements in the U.S. government for their 2014 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships.
Virginia Sea Grant Fellows from VIMS and ODU present on their research at the 2014 Project Participants’ Symposium. Fellows were challenged to prepare 10 minute talks geared to a general audience.
By Sydney Mahan, Virginia Sea Grant Correspondent Last semester Jennifer Armstrong learned design and photography tools as a Design Intern with Virginia Sea Grant. This spring, the Thomas Nelson Community College student returns to take it to the next level by working on branding projects as a Visual Identity Intern. “I thought this would be […]
Virginia Sea Grant offers many different types of funding for graduate students and post-grads researching issues relevant to coastal Virginia.
Through their research, the College of William and Mary law students helped to determine the costs associated with this transition and forming of the new government structure.
Through collaborative fisheries research, scientists and industry have been able to eliminate the accidental catch of sea turtles in shrimp fisheries from French Guiana to Gabon. In 2014, Tony Nalovic and Troy Hartley are hoping to promote similar initiatives throughout the world.
DJ Haskin joined Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) as an office aide this summer. Since then, he’s helped coordinate travel, support meeting planning, and manage the VASG office. This fall semester, DJ is contributing to research that will help VASG launch a brand realignment next year.
To help launch a CSF, Virginia Sea Grant is inviting anyone interested to submit a Statement of Interest by January 10, 2013. (You can find the Instructions and form here: http://bit.ly/vasg-csf-lead )
by Margaret Pizer This is part two of a two part series on Xiaoyu Xu’s research on mercury in seafood. Click here to read part one. Following the Mercury Much of the mercury that gets deposited in the U.S. comes from burning fossil fuels. About half comes from U.S. emissions, but the other half comes […]
When Xiaoyu Xu asked people in Tidewater Virginia about their seafood consumption habits, she found a lot of confusion.
Virginia Sea Grant Fellows Mark Stratton and Ryan Schloesser are conducting research about fish populations. With the support of his Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship, he’ll be able to share that knowledge with fisheries managers who need it.
Billur Celebi is studying how changing CO2 concentrations and temperatures will affect eelgrass in Virginia’s coastal waters. For the outreach portion of her project, she teamed up with Chris Witherspoon and Jovonne Vrechek of the Virginia Aquarium to develop educational programming about seagrass and ecosystem health for Aquarium guests and student programs.
As the Sea Grant marketing intern, Tracy Brinkerhoff worked to develop a soft launch strategy and marketing plan for a community supported fishery, or CSF, in the Williamsburg area. The result of her effort will be an outreach event in October.
Virginia Sea Grant’s photography and design interns helped us cover research, document events, and redesign our newsletters.
As Virginia Sea Grant’s summer marine policy intern, Blina Kruja will investigate the relationships between different groups involved in ecosystem management in the Chesapeake Bay.
Three Virginia graduate students have been named finalists for the 2014 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. This year’s finalists from the Commonwealth will advance to Placement Week in Washington DC in fall 2013, where they will be placed with hosts in the executive branch of government.
VASG-funded seagrass researchers on the Eastern Shore are studying the effects of climate change on submerged aquatic vegetation.