Second SEA Fellows Symposium slated for Aug. 16

The second annual SEA Fellows Symposium will be held Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole.

The 2 p.m. symposium will highlight research of students, researchers and industry and community partners from around the state. The event, which will conclude by 5 p.m., includes an optional tour of the DMC waterfront laboratories and business incubation facilities.

Posters from Maine undergraduates about applied marine science topics are encouraged. To be considered as a presenter, poster abstracts must be submitted before July 28.

The symposium is an opportunity to learn more about ongoing research related to aquaculture, wild caught fisheries, and Maine’s marine economy.

SEA (Science for Economic Impact and Application) Fellows is an undergraduate training program led by the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias, with support from the DMC, Downeast Institute and Maine EPSCoR.

The program is designed to catalyze university-industry partnerships and support undergraduate research related to Maine’s marine economy and the coastal marine ecosystems and human communities that support it. Professors Heather Leslie of UMaine and Brian Beal of UMM are co-leaders.

Information about and interviews with the 2016 SEA Fellows are online. For a disability accommodation, call 563.3146.