GMRI MSSM SERC: Acronyms galore add up to good times!
Guest blog entry from SuperStar!
I had the chance to go catch up with students from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics for a weekend of learning and sharing about research careers here in Maine. The students left the potato fields of Limestone, and I left the bustling metropolis of Portland, and we met up at the Schoodic Education Research Institute along with scientists from the National Park Service, Bigelow Laboratory, Jackson Laboratory, and GMRI....
The students got to choose between attending the sessions from each of the four groups, and although it wasn’t a competition, our session kicked butt and had a strong showing.
Students got a taste of what goes on at GMRI from some underwater videos, 3D videos, measuring herring body measurements, and an intro to why codfish were a big reason Europeans settled the new world! We wrapped it up with a Vital Signs observation out on the beautiful sea shore of the Schoodic Penninsula, in Acadia National Park. What a great place to see if native or invasive species are hiding out! Check out our observations by searching for "Winter Harbor" on the VS MAP.