I can’t believe this internship is over! We finished up this week with a poster session presenting our work to the science community of Coos Bay. They really gave us so much support. We also got to present a little of our projects at the Charleston Marine Life Center with some hands-on activities which was a lot of fun. We also filled our week with a lot of adventures, which my favorites included surfing and a potato cannon at Richard Emlet’s house.
I’m grateful for Craig who has taught me that history is important even in science. Craig helped us find papers and books that were applicable to our projects that were older than available on the internet and so valuable! He also has the most fantastic library where he has collected old microscopes and books. He’s taught me the value of knowing the heritage behind what you study. It makes you actually appreciate the work that other people have put in before you.
I’m grateful for the chance I had to work in the supportive environment at the OIMB. The graduate students and professors have created an amazing atmosphere. The entire time we have been here everyone is willing to help us answer our questions and have the greatest experience we can.
I’m so grateful that I met all of these amazing interns! I am going to miss them. They have become such great friends. I’ve learned a lot from them. We all came from different backgrounds with various interests. We studied different things but we’ve come together. This experience would have been the same without each and every one them.
I just want to thank everyone for their support during this internship. This has been the best experience and one I would highly recommend. It’s been really influential and completely positive.
Hi. I’m Kaitlyn Beard from Orem, Utah and am studying Biology at Brigham Young University. I love running, hiking, violin, guitar, good food, and life! I love marine biology but don’t have a huge opportunity to study it in Utah. I applied to this program to figure out if studying marine biology is something I want to do for a career. I’m heading into my senior year and am thinking about graduate school so hope this will be an enlightening experience. I’ve been paired with Nicole Wegrzyniak and we are really excited to be working with Craig Young! During the first week we examined larvae from the plankton, learned about the reproduction of bryozoans, and used underwater photography to look for ecological patterns on the Charleston docks. We are designing an experiment to measure larval recruitment and larval supply at different depths in the water column. We also plan to study the reproduction of a deep- sea brittle star from hydrothermal vents in the Atlantic Ocean. I’m really excited for this opportunity!