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We are three years and five Expeditions strong! More than 47 alumni have participated in a SUSiE Expedition covering over 6,000 nautical miles, under sail, to conduct pioneering research on remote coral reefs in the Bahamas’ Exuma archipelago. Our students take part in several important, SUSiE-led research projects that are being conducted in collaboration with national and international researchers from Penn State, University of Miami RSMAS, University of Delaware, University of Alabama, and UNAM, Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Projects investigating climate change, ocean acidification, plastic pollution and invasive species are underway and in different stages of the peer-review process for publication. Immersing eager, young scientists into a professional research expedition is a life-changing experience for most of them – and us. Add to that the rigors and challenges of conducting research at sea, under sail, and self-transformations occur. Beyond the expedition, SUSiE mentors and supports our alumni through a mentorship program, long after the expedition has ended. We believe these opportunities are critical because these are the young men and women who have made career commitments to science. These are the leaders of tomorrow who will continue to push the boundaries of scientific discovery.
“I really liked how many different skills SUS offered to teach me. I learned how to sail, drive a boat, micro-science and physical work under the ocean. Something I don’t get to experience in college.”
“Just being in the water everyday. If you want to go in the water you can go in the water.”
“It was so much more than a research expedition. It’s not just the research, it’s not just the sailing, or the mentorship program. It’s everything serving as a great foundation for my career.”
“I couldn’t imagine not going through this experience. It is the first time out of the country for myself. It gave me the ability to explore new things to see what the world has to offer to us.”
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