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July 20, 2015

Bowdoin College students highlighted for summer voyages

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SEA Semester® in the News:
“So Much To Sea: Freeman ’17 and Schuldt ’18 Embark on Tall Ship Adventures”
Bowdoin Daily Sun staff | July 20, 2015

Two students have spent part of their summers learning the ropes at sea aboard a tall ship.

Read the full story here.

July 20, 2015

University of New England features PIPA voyage student

SEA Semester® in the News: “Samantha Schildroth sails on research expedition to Phoenix Islands”
University of New England | July 20, 2015

BIDDEFORD, Maine—Samantha Schildroth (Medical Biology and Environmental Science, ’17) has set her sails for the Phoenix Islands, a largely unexplored region of the Pacific Ocean, where she, along with 21 other undergraduates who are sailing with her, will gather data on the islands as part of their eight-week Sea Education Association (SEA) Semester summer program.

Read the full story here.

July 17, 2015

Saratoga newspaper profiles hometown SEA Semester student

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SEA Semester® in the News: “So Much To Sea: Freeman ’17 and Schuldt ’18 Embark on Tall Ship Adventures”
Norra Reyes, Saratoga TODAY | July 17, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Elizabeth “Liz” Olson, 19, returned home to Saratoga Springs earlier this month after a transformative experience sailing the high seas as part of a Marine Biodiversity and Conservation SEA semester through the Sea Education Association (SEA) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Read the full story here.

June 29, 2015

University of Connecticut Highlights Spring SEA Semester Voyages

SEA Semester® in the News: “Setting Sail for Science”
by Sheila Foran, UConn Today | June 29, 2015

For some, the words ‘study abroad’ may conjure thoughts of London or Paris or Tokyo. But for three UConn marine sciences students this past spring semester, it meant taking to the high seas aboard a sailing ship equipped with sophisticated research facilities.

Read the full story here.

June 23, 2015

SEA Semester Class Unveils Sargasso Sea Management Proposal

Anne Broache,

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The 20 advanced undergraduate students of this year’s Marine Biodiversity & Conservation program recently completed a high seas management proposal for the Sargasso Sea, a North Atlantic region increasingly recognized for its strong ecological importance and economic impact.

June 09, 2015

SEA Semester Alumnus Wins Award for Ocean Plastics Sensor

SEA Semester® in the News: “Student designs sensor for ocean microplastic research”
by Joe O’Connell, news@Northeastern University | June 9, 2015

Ethan Edson pre­sented his “Man­taray” pro­to­type sensor at RISE:2015 this past April and earned the under­grad­uate award in the Engi­neering and Tech­nology cat­e­gory. His inspi­ra­tion for the project came while par­tic­i­pating in the SEA Semester pro­gram in Woods Hole, Mass­a­chu­setts, two years ago, when Edson was studying bac­teria growth on microplas­tics that he col­lected by drag­ging a net behind a boat. Read the full story here.

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June 04, 2015

Mt. Holyoke College Features SEA Semester Experience

SEA Semester® in the News: “MHC student studies climate aboard tall ship”
By Emily Harrison Weir, Mt. Holyoke College | June 4, 2015

Until recently, the closest Claudia Mazur ’16 had come to sailing was taking the Staten Island Ferry to and from Manhattan. Yet the Mount Holyoke College geology major and marine sciences minor spent spring semester learning about the world’s oceans and climate aboard a tall ship, sailing from New Zealand to Tahiti. Read the full story here.

June 04, 2015

SEA Semester Students to Share High Seas Management Plan

Anne Broache,

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June 4, 2015, Woods Hole, MA — What are potential next steps for protecting the Sargasso Sea, a North Atlantic region increasingly recognized for its strong ecological importance and economic impact?

Outstanding science undergraduates from top U.S. and international institutions will present original biodiversity research and a management plan for conservation of the Sargasso Sea at the fourth annual SEA Semester: Marine Biodiversity & Conservation Symposium, to be held Friday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sea Education Association’s campus in Woods Hole.

June 02, 2015

SEA Semester Makes Front Page of Cape Cod Times

SEA Semester® in the News:
“Students aboard Corwith Cramer prepare for monthlong journey to Ireland”
Cape Cod Times | June 2, 2015
by Sean F. Driscoll
WOODS HOLE — This village is no stranger to ships of all shapes and sizes on its waterfront. Barely anyone strolling down the street blinks an eye at ferry boats, deep-sea submersibles or Coast Guard cutters launching or landing from its docks.

But even for Woods Hole, the sight of a brigantine’s mast poking above the rooftops is far from an ordinary sight.

Read the whole story here.

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May 22, 2015

Vassar College Features Spring Oceans & Climate Student Voyage

SEA Semester® in the News:
“Semester on the high seas: Ariana Sharma ’16 sails the South Pacific doing climate change research”
Vassar Info | May 22, 2015

When Ariana Sharma ’16 enrolled at Vassar, she had no plans to study abroad. “My feeling was, ‘Why leave this place until you have to?’” Sharma says. Her plans changed last fall when she spied a picture of a sailing ship on a bulletin board in the College Center that was advertising overseas study programs. She ended up spending part of the spring semester on that ship about as far away from Vassar as you can get. Read the full story here.

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