Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center

The Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center prepares students for careers in research, management, and public policy that support the sustainable harvest and conservation of our nation's living marine resources. The program, now in its 15th year, is possible with funding through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Through the LMRCSC program, undergraduate students have an opportunity to work with our expert faculty and pursue a research project on a variety of topics ranging from blue crab virus research to using bioinformatics in researching genomes.

Overall, the program seeks to:

  • Lead the development of a pool of underrepresented minority scholars entering the field of marine sciences and fisheries.
  • Enhance marine research and academic program capacities of the LMRCSC minority serving partner institutions.
  • Enhance the research programs in the marine sciences at partner institutions.

The summer internship program helped me realize that I really like doing bench work and that I wanted to pursue that in graduate school.

Shadaesha Green
LMRCSC graduate research assistant

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is the lead partner on the LMRCSC program. Visit the university's program page to find program news, get to know the faculty involved, and find participation forms.