The world's corals are at risk of disintegrating thanks to increasingly acidic ocean waters, but what about the sponges? Graduate student Jan Vicente at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology has been awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's prestigious Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship to find out.
Maryland scientists and environmental leaders gathered to discuss the Chesapeake Bay and human health at a statewide symposium. The event brings together leading scientists from the University System of Maryland and policy makers from State and federal agencies to address critical problems in the Bay related to human health, such harmful algal blooms and toxic substances in the Bay.
Dr. Allen Place, a professor and biochemist with the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, has been honored by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science with the President's Award for Science Application.
In an assessment conducted by EcoCheck scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the nation’s largest estuary earned a grade of “D+" for 2011.
Ph.D. student Jeanette Davis impressed the judges with her talk about sea sponges as a source of anti-cancer compounds at the NOAA-Educational Partnership Program’s Education and Science Forum in March. She won First Prize for the graduate student oral presentation in the “NOAA Healthy Oceans” category.