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Bacteria in marine sponges harvest phosphorus for the reef community

February 23, 2015
For the first time scientists at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology have identified that bacteria on sponges are harvesting phosphorus from the water for the reef ecosystem to use for nourishment.

Entrepreneurs Fellowship Program helps young scientists

December 16, 2014
Graduate students at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor recently completed the first semester of an entrepreneurial boot camp focusing on basic business principles, venture capital and entrepreneurism. The Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneurs Fellowship Program was established in June 2014 with funding from the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation to help young scientists cultivate the leadership and business skills necessary to bring their bench research into commercial markets.

IMET receives $600K Ratcliffe Foundation grant

July 10, 2014
The Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation awarded the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology a three-year, $600,000 grant to initiate the Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneurs Fellowship Program.

With 'biological sunscreen,' mantis shrimp see the reef in a whole different light

July 7, 2014
In an unexpected discovery, researchers at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have found that the complex eyes of mantis shrimp are equipped with optics that generate ultraviolet (UV) color vision.

Ratcliffe Foundation grant supports business leadership program for students at Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology

June 30, 2014
The Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation has awarded the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) a three-year, $600,000 grant to initiate the Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneurs Fellowship Program. This new effort has been formed to help young scientists cultivate the leadership and business skills necessary to bring their bench research into commercial markets.

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