This June, AOML hosted students from the Frost Science Upward Bound Math and Science program. This program provides high school students with access to mentors and technology, interaction with scientists, as well the IMPACT (Integrated Marine Program and College Training) Summer Program, in which they delve specifically into marine science. Students were given a tour of AOML, where they were educated on research topics such as microbial and molecular ecology, ecosystem water quality, coral reef ecology, fisheries ecology and population genetics. Students also met with current AOML interns, who provided perspective on NOAA internships and educational opportunities.
Photo credit: NOAA
- A student examines microbial contaminants of a water sample. Image credit: NOAA
- AOML scientist Maribeth Gidley teaches students about marine microbial ecology. Image credit: NOAA
- IMPACT students tour the Future Reef Laboratory. Image credit: NOAA
- Group photo of the IMPACT students and mentors. Image credit: NOAA AOML.
- AOML Intern Kami Cohen explains the importance of coral reefs. Image credit: NOAA
- Tom Jackson discusses fisheries ecology with the IMPACT students. Image credit: NOAA