Penobscot Bay Pilot covers marine sciences boot camp
Penobscot Bay Pilot reported the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole recently hosted a three-day orientation program for 30 first-year students in the School of Marine Sciences. William Ellis, associate director of the School of Marine Sciences, leads the annual boot camp program, according to the article. “We have an amazing facility on the midcoast — the Darling Marine Center — and I just love being able to bring students to Walpole as part of their introduction to UMaine,” said Ellis, who also is an associate professor of oceanography. “Many students return to the center multiple times throughout the course of their undergraduate years, and some stay on as graduate students in marine sciences, as well.” Boot camp is a bonding experience for incoming students and provides an opportunity for them to become acquainted with facilities and faculty in Orono and Walpole, the article states.