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August 04, 2020

PEP a “Virtual” Success, Public Symposium this Friday

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Just over a decade ago, the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) was founded. Its goal: to attract a more diverse workforce to the Woods Hole scientific community. Every summer, students from underrepresented communities come to Woods Hole, stay on the SEA campus, participate in academic coursework and conduct research internships.  This summer was different.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was virtual.  We asked PEP Acting Director Onjalé Scott Price how things went.

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July 14, 2020

Dr. Jessica McWade Elected New Chair at SEA

After four years as Board Chair of Sea Education Association, Dr. Richard Cost passed the gavel to Dr. Jessica McWade at the SEA Annual Meeting, held on Zoom on Sunday, June 28th.

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July 02, 2020

Statement on Racial Injustice from SEA

July 2, 2020

This is SEA’s second statement on Black Lives Matter.  We listened to many alumni and staff who told us that our first statement failed to rise to the level of the crisis engulfing our nation. Thank you to those who reached out for helping us do better.

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June 25, 2020

SEA Shifts Programs to Atlantic Coast

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In response to travel restrictions and health guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sea Education Association (SEA) has revised fall programs, shifting all operations to coastal U.S. Atlantic waters aboard our flagship vessel, the SSV Corwith Cramer with no international travel or port stops required.

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June 04, 2020

Woods Hole Welcomes Incoming Class of PEP Students

Doug Karlson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Normally, at this time of the year, SEA’s campus would be welcoming the incoming class of college students enrolled in the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program, or PEP, for short. But this summer is different.  Instead of welcoming students in person, on Monday afternoon, they received a warm welcome via Zoom!

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April 23, 2020

SEA Student Sees Value for Humanities Majors

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
“UNCW’s Julian Murray-Brown ‘21 Spends a Semester at Sea”
By Alex Churchill
Univeristy of North Carolina Wilmington News

Julian Murray-Brown ’21 is one of 25 undergraduate students from universities across the United States who boarded the SSV Robert C. Seamans 134-foot brigantine in early February. The six-week study abroad program offered by the Sea Education Association allowed the students to study how humans have influenced New Zealand’s marine environment.

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March 31, 2020

Muhlenberg Student Finds Perfect Study Abroad Experience with SEA Semester

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Part of the Crew
By Meghan Kita
Muhlenberg College News

One thing Devin Goldsmith ’21, a psychology major and innovation & entrepreneurship minor, appreciates about Muhlenberg is how easy it is to build relationships with professors. She wanted something similar in a study abroad program, and she found it in SEA Semester. The program packs 38 people—students, teachers, crew—onto a 130-foot sailing vessel. (That’s about 43 yards, less than half the length of a football field.)

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March 03, 2020

SEA’s Dr. Kara Lavender Law Delivers Keynote Address at Microplastics Conference

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Sea Education Association in the NEWS
“Microplastics research needs innovation, health focus”
By Marla Broadfoot
Environmental Factor
National Institutue of Environmental Health Sciences

Experts from the environmental science and health communities met Jan. 27-28 in Washington, D.C., to discuss microplastics, the tiny pieces of plastic now being detected throughout the environment. The workshop was organized by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and sponsored by NIEHS.

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February 25, 2020

Bennington College Student Studies with SEA Semester

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Studying New Zealand’s Oceans
Bennington College News, Feb. 25, 2020

Ella Simon ‘22, who studies Visual Arts, Public Action, and Environmental Studies, is among a select group of 25 undergraduates from diverse US institutions who are spending this semester sailing through the waters of New Zealand. Their goal is to study one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century: human impacts on the environment.

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February 25, 2020

SEA Semester Student Describes Pacific Exploration for University of Denver News

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Exploring ‘Mars on Earth’ and Spending the Semester at Sea
By Nicole Militello
Denver University News, Feb. 25, 2020

Olivia DeWitt remembers anxiously waiting in the University of Denver’s Magness Arena to find out where she would study abroad. After months of dreaming, interviewing and boosting her GPA, it all came down to a little luggage tag in her hand, her destination hidden inside.

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