Tiny robots have been helping researchers study how climate change affects biodiversity. Developed by Northeastern University scientist Brian Helmuth, the “robomussels” have the shape, size, and color of actual mussels, with miniature built-in sensors that track temperatures inside the mussel beds.
Three pioneering MES faculty have spent decades making robots that conduct research across the globe.
One of this year’s NSF graduate research fellowship awardees is Sara Williams, a Research Technician at the Marine Science Center and an incoming graduate student in Northeastern’s Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology PhD program.
Boston Mineral Club selected Environmental Science major Mara Scallon as the winner for their 2015 scholarship. This award will help to further her studies in the earth and geologic sciences
It is widely known that rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide are making the oceans more acidic, but how much have the oceans changed since the Industrial Revolution, and what impacts are these changes having on creatures inhabiting the ocean? Associate Professor Justin Ries is looking to rock-forming ‘coralline’ algae to answer these questions.
Associate professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences Rebeca Rosengaus was mentor to a Goldwater Scholarship winner, Theo Bowe. Bowe was working on co-op in her lab on a project investigating whether female moths can anticipate the immunological needs of their offspring and pass along factors that would help them build immunity.
Environmental Science major Ethan Edson’s efforts to develop a novel microplastic sensor was showcased at the annual RISE Expo 2015.
Marine biology major Lauren Josephs was featured in a recent article about the annual College of Science co-op expo. Josephs completed the Three Seas Program and went on to co-op with MSC Postdoctoral Researcher Steven Scyphers.
Oysters, the Brady Bunch and value meals, oh my! Find out what Northeastern University ecologist David Kimbro has to say about it.
Eileen Sheehan blogs about her second co-op at Palmer Station, Antarctica under the supervision of William Detrich, a marine biology and biochemistry professor at Northeastern.