Oceanography Student News Archive

2020

> Number 36 – June 17, 2020

  • FROM THE REP. Diversity Efforts and TOS­—My Perspective
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Christine Leary
  • Some Data on Our Student Highlights
  • RECOMMENDED READING. Race and Racism in the Geosciences
  • Summer Reading List
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY
    > Strategies for Increasing Diversity in the Ocean Science Workforce Through Mentoring
    > The Ocean Science Social Diversity Challenge

> Number 35 – May 15, 2020

  • FROM THE REP. Mental Health Month
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Srinivas Kolluru
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. Maintaining Good Mental Health
  • TIPS. Workign from Home
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Sedimentation and Survival of the Mekong Delta

> Number 34 – March 16, 2020

  • FROM THE REP. COVID-19
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Allison Cusick
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. Finding the Right Postdoc Position
  • RECOMMENDED READING. The Science of Soap
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Polar Tourism as an Effective Research Tool

> Number 33 – February 15, 2020

  • FROM THE REP. Making the Most of a Big Conference #4
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Ali Reza Payandeh
  • OSM 2020. Event Rundown

> Number 32 – January 15, 2020

  • FROM THE REP. Making the Most of a Big Conference #3
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Holly Olivarez
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. Opportunities
  • RECOMMENDED READING. Marine Labs on the Water’s Edge Are Threatened by Climate Change
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Jellyfish, Forage Fish, and the World’s Major Fisheries

2019

> Number 31 – December 15, 2019

  • FROM THE REP. Making the Most of a Big Conference #2
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Colette Kelly
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. Internship Opportunities
  • RECOMMENDED READING. Graduate School Should Be Challenging, Not Traumatic
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Impact of Oil Spills on Marine Life in the Gulf of Mexico: Effects on Plankton, Nekton, and Deep-Sea Benthos

> Number 30 – November 15, 2019

  • FROM THE REP. Making the Most of a Big Conference #1
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Sydney Hampton
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. Networking Tips
  • RECOMMENDED READING. Portrait of an Inessential Government Worker | Why Can’t Scientists Talk Like Regular Humans?
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Early Life History and Fisheries Oceanography: New Questions in a Changing World

> Number 29 – October 15, 2019

  • FROM THE REP. Late-Stage PhD Musings
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Jaquan High
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. Postdoc Opportunities
  • RECOMMENDED READING. Lessons Learned from Leaving Academia | Tips on How to Write a Great Science Paper
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Why Oceanography?

> Number 28 – September 15, 2019

  • FROM THE REP. Transitions
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Celina Scott-Buechler
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. Ocean Sciences Meeting Travel Grants
  • RECOMMENDED READING. How To Transition from College to Grad School | An Open Letter to New Graduate Students | Tips for First-Time Teaching Assistants
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. West Antarctic Peninsula: An Ice-Dependent Coastal Marine Ecosystem in Transition

> Number 27 – August 14, 2019

  • FROM THE REP. Vacation, Celebration, and Relaxation
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Radhika Shah
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. Ocean Sciences Meeting Travel Grants
  • RECOMMENDED READING. Achieving Work-Life Balance: A Key Issue for Grad Students | The Happy PhD Zone: How to Maintain a Work-Life Balance in Academia
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Impact of Oil Spills on Marine Life in the Gulf of Mexico: Effects on Plankton, Nekton, and Deep-Sea Benthos

> Number 26 – July 15, 2019

  • FROM THE REP. Summer as an Academic Transition Season
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Joshua Malidzo Chidzugwe
  • ONLINE RESOURCES
  • HAVE YOU READ? Time Is Running Out for Sand |Hot Carbon: Carbon-14 and a Revolution in Science
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. POPs, PAHs, and Plastics: Examples of the Status, Trend, and Cycling of Organic Chemicals of Environmental Concern in the Ocean

> Number 25 – June 14, 2019

  • FROM THE REP. Happy Summer!
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Kelly Luis
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. Communicating with Mentors and Other Mentoring Resources
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Ocean Salinity and the Global Water Cycle

> Number 24 – May 15, 2019

  • FROM THE REP: It’s the 70th Annual Mental Health Month!
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: Sydney Hampton
  • ONLINE RESOURCES: Mental Health Resources
  • HAVE YOU READ?: Three Tips for Giving a Great Talk
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY: The Microbial Loop

> Number 23 – April 18, 2019

  • FROM THE REP: Growing Pains
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: Nana Kamiya
  • HAVE YOU HEARD?: WorkLife with Adam Grant | Hello PhD
  • ONLINE RESOURCES:Conversations with Women of Color in STEM: #Vanguard STEM
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY: Wave Navigation in The Marshall Islands: Comparing Indigenous and Western Scientific Knowledge of the Ocean

> Number 22 – March 15, 2019

  • FROM THE REP: Self-Assessment and Comparison
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: Isaiah Milton
  • HAVE YOU READ?: From Academia to Industry: Seven Tips for Scientists Making the Leap
  • ONLINE RESOURCES: 31 Tips for Thriving in Graduate School (the last 7)
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY: True Colors of Oceanography: Guidelines for Effective and Accurate Colormap Selection

> Number 21 – February 18, 2019

  • FROM THE REP. Goodbye from Stefanie Mack
  • MEET YOUR NEW TOS STUDENT REP. Chrissy Hernandez
  • NEWS. Distinguished Oceanographer Walter Munk Passes Away
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. 31 Tips for Thriving in Graduate School (the next 12)
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. The Moon, of Course…

> Number 20 – January 21, 2019

  • FROM THE REP. New Year’s Resolutions
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Judy Twedt
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. 31 Tips for Thriving in Graduate School (the first 12)
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Warm Arctic, Cold Continents: A Common Pattern Related to Arctic Sea Ice Melt, Snow Advance, and Extreme Winter Weather

2018

> Number 19 – December 18, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. Insights from the AGU Fall Meeting
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Alexa Sterling
  • HAVE YOU READ? Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4)
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Improving Bed Topography Mapping of Greenland Glaciers Using NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) Data

> Number 18 – November 19, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. Avoiding Burn Out
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Zak Kerrigan
  • NEWS. Ocean Optics XXIV Best Student Paper
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Categorizing and Naming Marine Heatwaves

> Number 17 – October 22, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. Challenging Yourself
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Kelsey Bisson
  • REQUIRED READING. Global Warming of 1.5°C — An IPCC Special Report
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Ocean Warming and the Reefs of Palau

> Number 16 – September 15, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. The Act of Writing
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Jessica C. Garwood
  • RATHER LISTEN THAN READ? A Few Suggested Podcasts, if You Are so Inclined
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Planning for the Impacts of Sea Level Rise

> Number 15 – August 15, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. You Could be the Next Student Rep
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Nicholas Huynh
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. Teaching Assistantships: A variety of perspectives on how to be an effective TA
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Marine Species Range Shifts Necessitate Advanced Policy Planning: The Case of the North Atlantic Right Whale

> Number 14 – July 17, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. The Concept of Open Science
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Xu Chen
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. Seagoing Opportunities | International Seabed Authority Endowment Fund | POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Science Outreach Using Social Media: Oceanography from the Lab to the Public

> Number 13 – June 15, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. Handling the Application Rollercoaster
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Raquel Bryant
  • OSM 2018 SUMMARY. Science Communication Workshop – Presentation by Brian Palermo, ASLO
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. Career Profiles | Ready, Set, Speak!
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Distress Signals: Historical Waypoints in Northwest Atlantic Fisheries

> Number 12 – May 15, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. Setting a New Standard for the Treatment of Grad Students as Employees
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Jianghui Du
  • OSM 2018 SUMMARY. Incorporating Chitchat into Scientific Meetings with PechaKucha Events
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. Take Advantage of Short Courses
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Advice for Young Scientists on Fruitful Membership in the Scientific Community

> Number 11 – April 17, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. Reading Scientific Papers
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Alison Chase
  • OSM 2018 SUMMARY. Responsible Data Management Workshop: Presentation by Shelley Stall (AGU)
  • NEWS & VIEWS. No Surprise, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Growing
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. ErrantScience: Clutter » Gaining Technique and Context in Graduate School
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Student-Led Retreats for Graduate Student Cohesion and Career Success

> Number 10 – March 15, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. Motivation
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Miram Gleiber
  • OSM 2018 SUMMARY. Grant Writing Workshop: Presentation by Hedy Edmonds (NSF) and Paula Bontempi (NASA)
  • NEWS & VIEWS. What are Your Favorite Apps that Help You Max Your Productivity?
  • ONLINE RESOURCES. PODS & DISCO Applications 
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. The Fine Art of Exploration

> Number 9 – February 15, 2018

  • Special Issue on OSM 2018 Grad Student & Early Careeer Activities

> Number 8 – January 15, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. OSM 2018 is Just Around the Corner
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Kate Dubickas
  • NEWS. Countdown to Ocean Sciences 2018
  • NEWS & VIEWS. NASA Earth Observatory: What is Behind Rising Levels of Methane in the Atmosphere?
  • STUDENT RESOURCES. Scientifically Speaking: Tips for Preparing and Delivering Scientific Talks and Using Visual Aids
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Becoming an Ocean Advocate Through Experiential Learning

2017

> Number 7 – December 15, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. Be a Bit Selfish
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Anna Robuck
  • NEWS. Countdown to Ocean Sciences 2018
  • NEWS & VIEWS. Arctic Shows No Sign of Returning to Reliably Frozen Region of Recent Past Decades
  • STUDENT RESOURCES. Grad School Is Hard on Mental Health—Here’s an Antidote
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Biological Impacts of the 2013–2015 Warm-Water Anomaly in the Northeast Pacific: Winners, Losers, and the Future

> Number 6 – November 15, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. Networking is Where the Opportunities Are
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Hillary Scannell
  • NEWS. Countdown to Ocean Sciences 2018
  • NEWS & VIEWS. UN Climate Change Conference
  • STUDENT RESOURCES. Why You Should Network: Seven Myths Dispelled
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Managing Leviathan: Conservation Challenges for the Great Whales in a Post-Whaling World

> Number 5 – October 17, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. Pondering Your Future Career
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Gualtiero Spiro Jaeger
  • NEWS. Countdown to Ocean Sciences 2018
  • NEWS & VIEWS. Our Ocean Conference
  • STUDENT RESOURCES. Secrets to Thriving in Graduate School
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Marine Microalgae: Climate, Energy, and Food Security from the Sea

> Number 4 – September 19, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. Ask for Help—The Purpose of Mentoring
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Mentoring Program Update
  • NEWS. Countdown to Ocean Sciences 2018
  • NEWS & VIEWS. From Rolling Stone: ‘Slowing it Down Matters’
  • STUDENT RESOURCES. Taking Ownership of Your Own Mentoring
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Project Recover: Extending the Applications of Unmanned Platforms and Autonomy to Support Underwater MIA Searches

> Number 3 – August 15, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. The Financial Stress of Attending a Conference
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Amanda Laverty
  • NEWS. Countdown to Ocean Sciences 2018
  • NEWS & VIEWS. The Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone is Roughly the Size of New Jersey—The Largest Ever Measured
  • STUDENT RESOURCES. UNOLS Cruise Opportunity Program | Call for Applications to Sail on JOIDES Resolution
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. What Happened to All of the Oil?

> Number 2 – July 15, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. Make the Most of Your Summer
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Veloisa Mascarenhas
  • NEWS. Countdown to Ocean Sciences 2018
  • NEWS & VIEWS. Larsen C Ice Shelf | Ocean Conservation
  • STUDENT RESOURCES. Fellowships | Student Resources Web Page
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Career Choices in Marine and Environmental Sciences: Navigating a Sea of Options

> Number 1 – June 15, 2018

  • FROM THE REP. Welcome!
  • STUDENT HIGHLIGHT. Nunzia Pirro
  • NEWS. Countdown to Ocean Sciences 2018
  • NEWS & VIEWS. How Efficient Are You?
  • STUDENT RESOURCES. Individual Development Plan | TOS Resources Page
  • CAREER TIPS. A CV Is Not a Resume, Except When It Is! | Know When You Want to Graduate?
  • SEEN IN OCEANOGRAPHY. Career Profiles
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