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A New Look for Marine Careers

Sea Grant's popular web site devoted to marine science careers has been updated and completely redesigned. In addition to offering information on a wide range of career fields and to people working in those fields, the site features new salary information, slide shows that explore some of the different ways science is conducted, resources and links to other exciting opportunities in marine science, and much more!

Global Warming Q and A

Global warming continues to attract attention, with polls showing the American public believes the scientific community is in disagreement. Scientific observation has shown that the atmosphere near the Earth's surface is warming, and that this warming is just one of many kinds of climatic change that have occurred in the past and will continue into the future. A key question is: Have human activities altered the speed or intensity of climate change? Visit this site to learn more about a panel discussion held on the topic earlier this year at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Sea Grant Library Enhances Website

The National Sea Grant Library provides easy access to over 33,000 documents produced by the state Sea Grant programs. And now they're doing it with an updated, visually-enhanced and user-friendly site. Use the searchable database to find publications, all of which are available on a loan basis or, in some cases, can be downloaded free of charge. The site also offers an "Ask the Librarian" feature.

Picturing to Learn

If a picture is worth a thousand words, perhaps drawing and visualizing can help science students enhance their potential for learning. Felice Frankel, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a senior research fellow at Harvard University, is exploring this idea through Picturing to Learn, which actively engages students in creating visual explanations of the concepts they learn in the classroom. Examples on the website include very different ways of conceptualizing molecular bonding, as expressed by MIT chemistry students.