Public Invited to MBL Undergraduate Research Symposium

The public is invited to attend a symposium featuring the research results of 24 students who have spent the fall semester participating in the Marine Biological Laboratory’s (MBL) Semester in Environmental Sciences (SES) program.

The symposium will be held from 8:30am to 3:30pm on Friday, in the Lillie Auditorium in Woods Hole and will feature short presentations covering research conducted at local field sites.

Topics range from the impact of nitrogen enrichment on Great Sippewissett Marsh, to the effects of plastic pollution on Cape Cod beaches, to corals and climate change.

Attendees are welcome to drop in at any time throughout the symposium, and are encouraged to stay for the duration of the event.

The 15-week SES program is designed to immerse undergraduate science students in an intensive semester of hands-on ecological science using a curriculum that approaches environmental science from an ecosystems perspective.

It is sponsored by the MBL’s Ecosystems Center.

In addition to their independent research project, SES students take core courses in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems science, one elective course, and participate in a science-writing seminar designed to illustrate how the results of scientific investigations can be transmitted to the public.

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