Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology


Graduate education

Training and educating the nation’s next generation of environmental scientists is critical to fulfilling UMCES-IMET's mission. While our faculty focuses on providing graduate level students opportunities to learn from and work with active biotech researchers, UMCES-IMET also offers programs designed to engage students of all ages. UMCES-IMET graduate students are enrolled in another USM degree-granting institution and conduct their research at IMET's Baltimore Inner Harbor Location.


IMET Summer Internship

The mission of the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) is to develop innovative approaches to protect and restore coastal marine systems and their watersheds, sustainably use resources in ways to benefit human well-being, and to integrate research excellence with human education, training and economic development. The summer internship will provide orientation to working in a lab, seminars on the use of molecular techniques in fisheries and environmental research, introduction to bioanalytics and DNA- sequencing, and a one-day workshop on communicating science, and a research project with an IMET faculty mentor.


Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center

The NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) trains and graduates students from underrepresented communities in marine science for careers in research, management, and public policy that support the sustainable harvest and conservation of our nation's living marine resources. With its partner institutions, the LMRCSC conducts research on marine and estuarine systems congruent with the interests of NOAA Fisheries. The Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center is supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI).

Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneurs Fellowship Program

The Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneur Fellowship (REEF) Program, funded through the Philip and Carole Ratcliffe Foundation, helps young scientists cultivate leadership and business skills. It enhances students' appreciation of the potential business implications of their research. The program broadens opportunities for those who wish to start their own business, advance careers within established companies, pursue environmental policy, or collaborate with industry as an academic scientist.