Free Press advances SEA Fellows symposium at Darling Marine Center

The Free Press reported the public is invited to the second annual SEA Fellows Summer Science Symposium at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole on Aug. 16. The SEA (Science for Economic Impact and Application) Fellows program, initiated by UMaine and the University of Maine at Machias, “is a venue for undergraduate students conducting applied marine research to gain experience communicating their findings to diverse audiences,” according to Heather Leslie, DMC director and co-founder of the program. The symposium will feature poster presentations from 20 undergraduates from UMaine, UMM, Colby College and other institutions who collaborated with academic researchers and marine industry professionals to study topics ranging from lobster disease to impacts of coastal water quality on shellfish growth, according to the article. Presentations will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in Brooke Hall, followed by a tour of the DMC shellfish hatchery, business incubation facilities and laboratories, the article states.