AUV REX II INTERNS
Undergraduate students, Andrew McHenry from Maine Maritime Academy and Collin Perkinson from Reed College will join the MIT Sea Grant REX II research team as interns to conduct a summer survey of eelgrass beds along the coast of Massachusetts.
2012 OCEAN ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE (OEX) MENTORS
Undergraduate MIT students Georgia Van De Zande and Sarah Brennan, along with Olin College undergraduate student Riva Kahn Hallock will serve as mentors to the 16 high school students participating in this year's annual weeklong Ocean Engineering Experience (OEX) at MIT. Van De Zande and Kahn Hallock will also work as interns throughout the summer at MIT Sea Grant, where they will help develop OEX camp materials, and assist in the expansion of tools and curriculum for MIT Sea Grant's Sea Perch Institute Challenge.
INDEPENDENT INTERNSHIP STUDY ON DIDEMNUM VEXILLUM
Undergraduate bioinformatics student, Serrano Pereira from Leiden University, the Netherlands, has joined MIT Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services for a five-month internship where he will work under the guidance of Advisory Leader, Judy Pederson, to develop an automated system for determining percent cover of the marine non-native tunicate, Didemnum vexillum as a first step in evaluating the ecological impact of the sea squirt on other species and its response to environmental changes.
2012 OCEAN ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE (OEX) - HIGH SCHOOL PARTICIPANTS
Nicholas Chin - Newton, MA
Stuart Collymore - Hampstead, MD
Marina Dimitrov - Vancouver, WA
Kelsey D'Souza - Austin, TX
Arizona Greene - Carrollton, GA
Brian Gilligan - Framingham, MA
Marisa Kager - Concord, MA
Michalis Kalliris - Thessaloniki, Greece
Peter Leng - Mangilao, Guam
Andrew Lin - Foster City, CA
James Mackaman - York, ME
Matthew Maxwell - Carrollton, GA
David Ricardo - Cambridge, MA
Ian Rolf - Minneapolis, MN
Mathew Shorter - Lexington, MA
Connie Zhang - Dublin, OH
2012 OCEAN SCIENCE INTERNSHIP - HIGH SCHOOL PARTICIPANTS
Isabelle Holt - Watertown, MA
Jeffrey Ho - Sudbury, MA
Pavlina Karafillis - Winchester, MA
Carolann Schack - 2012 high school graduate, Glastonbury, CT
MIT SEA GRANT SAYS "FAREWELL" TO EDUCATOR RACHEL VANCOTT
Educator and Ocean Literacy Coordinator, Rachel VanCott, is moving on to a new career with a software company. She was a valued member of MIT's Sea Grant College Program and we wish her the best in her new career.