A closer look at U.S. marine science and policy programs

Judith Connor, Ph.D.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Friday, August 14, 1998
12:00 Noon—Pacific Forum

About half of the institutions in the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education were represented at its Ocean Science Educator's Retreat in Miami in July 1998. At the meeting, we received a preliminary analysis of a biennial survey of alumni of oceanographic graduate programs. The 1996-1997 survey focused on the educational experience during the graduate degree program and their postgraduate careers, broken out by gender, discipline, and time-since-degree. Clarice Yentsch (Bigelow Lab and EDC, Inc.) and Eric Hartwig (Naval Research Lab) presented definitions and examples (good and bad) of their experiences as students and as mentors. The retreat attendees discussed how to foster mentor-student relationships, resources to support mentorship, unique aspects of ocean sciences that impact graduate programs, and alternative careers for oceanography graduate students.

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