UMaine undergraduates participate in NOAA’s Diadromous Ecosystem Research Program

This summer, five undergraduate students are gaining experience in sea-run fish research and management as participants in Maine Sea Grant and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Undergraduate Internships in Diadromous Ecosystem Research Program.

The program, which launched in 2020, pairs student interns with mentors who are practitioners in the field. The 2022 cohort will be working with scientists and resources managers at Penobscot Nation, Maine Department of Marine Resources and Maine Sea Grant. Students will be participating in 13 weeks of fieldwork, lab work, and other hands-on learning experiences, as well as professional development activities focused on science communication and diversity, equity and inclusion. At the end of their internship, program participants will present their findings at a student symposium.

A story about the program is on the Maine Sea Grant website.