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Undergraduate experiential learning courses

By Mengyang Zhou Undergraduate classes within the Department of Marine Science (DMS) are bridging the classroom learning, fieldwork and addressing environmental challenges that are relevant to the local community. As undergraduate students enter their junior and senior year, they engage in experiential learning through classes such as MARN 3001 (Foundations of Marine Sciences, instructed by […]

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Dissolved organic matter sets the bioavailability of mercury

  Connecticut and New England, like many locations around the world, houses many estuaries that suffer from mercury pollution that is largely inorganic, less toxic and not as bioaccumulative as methylmercury (MeHg). The mercury concentrations in these regions are much higher than in the open ocean despite only a small fraction of these concentrations being […]

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Art Meets Science: ‘Floating Points’ at AVS Gallery

The presence of microplastics in the world’s oceans is the focus of the exhibition “Floating Points: Observing the Plastisphere with NASA”, on view at Alexey von Schlippe (AVS) Gallery of Art at Avery Point through Dec. 10. Link to full article in UConn Today.

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Meet Felipe Soares: our Ocean Modeling Technician

Felipe Soares shared his career journey as an ocean modeler, his experiences, challenges, and the key role he plays in advancing ocean modeling research in the Coastal Biogeochemistry Dynamics Laboratory in our department. Mengyang: Can you tell us about your career path?  Felipe: So, let me start from the very beginning. I was always passionate […]

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