October 25, 2008
Bridge website

Teachers Navigate the Web

This summer, the Web site that is teachers’ preferred source for reliable marine science resources got a facelift. Virginia Sea Grant educators developed the Bridge a decade ago, and the site remains strong in the age of Google.
January 25, 2010

Communication Internship Offers a New Lens on Oysters

In the summer of 2009, Jackie Enterline became Virginia Sea Grant’s first Science Communications Intern. During her eight week internship, she trailblazed a form of media with which we had little experience—online video.
February 25, 2010

2010 Knauss Fellow Translates Science to Policy

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September 30, 2010

2010 Summer Interns

This summer, Virginia Sea Grant welcomed one communications intern, Gabriella March, and two policy interns, Jennifer Reichle and Jessica Eckerlin.
October 1, 2010

Collaborative Fisheries Fellows 2010

Five graduate students have been named Collaborative Fisheries Research Graduate Fellows for the 2010–2011 school year. This new fellowship provides an academic year of funding for research projects that involve members of the fishing industry and aim to develop new fishing gear or conservation equipment.
October 1, 2010

Blue Crab Bowl

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October 1, 2010

Scientists in the Classroom

The PERFECT Program is taking marine science graduate students out of their labs and into K-12 classrooms. Last year, nine VIMS students taught in local schools and developed their science communication skills in the process. This fall, a new cohort of scientists-in-training is poised to enter the program.
January 24, 2011
Knauss fellowship: U.S. Capitol Building

2011 Knauss Fellows Go to Washington

Five Virginia graduate students have received their placements in the U.S. government for their 2011 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships.
January 26, 2011

VIMS Students Win Fellowships to Study Fish Populations

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April 26, 2011
W & M students play the bay game.

UVA Bay Game Gives Students a Stake in the Bay

What should farmers be doing to improve the health of Chesapeake Bay? How about watermen? And regulators? The UVA Bay Game is a large-scale simulation that allows players to take the perspectives of these and other stakeholders in the Bay region. In honor of Earth Day 2011, on April 22, students at seven universities in the region gathered on their home campuses and communicated with each other through internet videoconferencing for a little bit of friendly competition and a lot of learning.
April 29, 2011

Law Internships Broaden Students’ Horizons

A legal internship or externship at Virginia Sea Grant provides an excellent opportunity for law students to learn about the policy, economic, and scientific aspects of environmental law, regulation, and development.
May 11, 2011

Video: Grad School Prepared Knauss Fellow for Life on the Hill

Knauss Scholar Heidi Geisz spoke to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Board of Direcors about how her graduate experience at VIMS prepared her for work on Capitol Hill.
May 26, 2011
U.S. Naval Observatory entrance.

Life as Knauss Fellow in the Office of the Navy’s Oceanographer

Working in the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, Knauss Fellow Abigail Graefe works within these gates (and beyond the Secret Service detail) that protect the official residence of the Vice President. In addition to brushing elbows with important people, Graefe is participating in the formation of the National Ocean Policy.
August 23, 2011
PERFECT NSF Fellow Jamie Blackburn

PERFECT Fellows Help High School Students GearUp!

This June, PERFECT Fellows helped the College of William & Mary School of Education and VIMS welcome local high school students to campus to learn more about marine topics and careers through the GEAR UP program.
December 1, 2011
Alex Horning. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Law Intern Compares Climate Adaptation in VA, MD

Alex Horning compiled case studies on the approaches communities in both states are taking to climate change adaptation.
December 5, 2011
Mary-Carson Saunders. ©Margaret Pizer/VASG

Assessing the Role of Local Governments in Cleaning up the Bay

Law intern Mary-Carson Saunders asks "Why should local governments participate in this regulation if they are not required to do so?"
January 23, 2012

Taggers Help U.S. Vets Fish, Tag, and Heal

Watching Dave Conklin cast is poetry in motion. In one smooth movement, his arm circles up and out to the side, zipping the line through the air. Dave’s graceful casting is an achievement, one that he enjoys sharing with other veterans in Project Healing Waters.
January 26, 2012

Virginia Students Earn Prestigious Knauss Fellowships

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January 26, 2012
VIMS Ph.D. student and VASG Fellow Ryan Schloesser recovers a labmate’s buoy while trawling for flounder on the Eastern Shore. Photo ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Focus on Students

VASG is developing the future workforce of marine and coastal experts through fellowships, internships, and much more. The Winter 2012 Bulletin issue features work by and about students.
March 14, 2012

Bishop Sullivan Takes 1st at 2012 Blue Crab Bowl

For a record fifth year in row, Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School (Virginia Beach) took first place at the annual Blue Crab Bowl, Virginia's marine and ocean science quiz competition. This year's Blue Crab Bowl was held at Old Dominion University on March 3. Other placing teams including Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School (Glenns) in second, Seton School (Manassas) in third, and Grafton High School (Yorktown) in fourth.

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