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College of Science recognizes inaugural Excellence in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice Faculty Awards

Congratulations to the inaugural awardees of the COS Excellence in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice Faculty Award: Dr. Jennifer Bowen, Associate Professor, Marine and Environmental Sciences; Dr. Wendy Smith, Professor, Biology; and Dr. Xuwen Zhu, Assistant Professor, Math. These faculty have shown their deep commitment to fostering equity and inclusion in the College of Science and beyond.
April 26, 2022

Could AI help imperiled marine species survive climate change?

Changing ocean conditions could drive marine species to extinction if they can’t adapt or move to more hospitable waters. Researchers say they could help—if they can accurately predict which species will survive best, and where. Northeastern’s Katie Lotterhos is working to determine whether a machine-learning algorithm could make those predictions accurately.
April 20, 2022
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Following the trail of blue carbon in a Georgia salt marsh

Examining the rate of dissolved organic carbon outwelling in a salt marsh – the amount and speed carbon is moving out of the system – is important for understanding the extent and impact this outwelling has on broader coastal carbon cycles. A recent paper by Christina Codden and Aron Stubbins of Northeastern’s Stubbins Lab tackles this question, looking at this carbon outwelling patterns at Groves Creek in Georgia.
February 17, 2022
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Co-op Close-up: Giving Antarctic Research Samples New Life

In a recent video by Nicole Kutenplon, the Ocean Genome Legacy Center co-op introduces us to her work as a Collections Assistant. Nicole, a 4th year Environmental Science student at Northeastern, utilized her experience as a curatorial assistant at a geological museum to accession over 1500 tissue samples from more than 30 species of Antarctic fish that are a part of Dr. William Detrich’s collection.
February 17, 2022
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Experience Magazine: He spent months underwater. Now he wants to save the ocean.

Mark Patterson, marine scientist, aquanaut, and inventor of underwater robots, walked into San Diego Comic-Con dressed as a giant coral polyp. He was decked out entirely in orange, with ten fake tentacles dangling from his neck. Green and purple splotches on his shirt front represented microplastics pollution, lodged in his polyp-gut. This was 2015, and […]
November 17, 2021
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College of Science Connects: The Plastics Problem

    Hear from Professor Aron Stubbins and students to discuss the interactions between humans and the environment. Explore the global cycle of plastics, the processes that breakdown plastics in the environment, and the ecological and human health implications of plastics and their by-products. Discover new innovations that may be instrumental in finding solutions to […]
November 12, 2021
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These co-ops are taking part in creating the next model organism, one cephalopod at a time.

It’s not every day you get the chance to work with cephalopods. That, however, is not the case for Northeastern students Sarah Beecy and Sonia van Stekelenborg. Beecy, a third-year marine biology student, and van Stekelenborg, a third-year environmental science student, are currently on their first co-op as marine cephalopod aquarists at Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The MBL is a […]
October 22, 2021

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