November - Tara Van Niekerk was appointed Graduate Student Associate Member for the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology, an international body advising on issues related to underwater archaeology, conservation, and submerged cultural resource management. Read the press release here.
November - The APNEP Symposium, "Eyes on the Horizon", was a reunion of CRMers. Chuck Bangley ('16), Michelle Covi ('14), and Charlie Humphrey ('10) all gave presentations along with current students, Liz Brown-Pickren and Allie Mulligan. Current student Mike Flynn staffed the booth for the North Carolina Coastal Federation and Coley Corderio ('15) participated as APNEP staff. Current students Tyler Peacock, Tara Van Niekerk, Cait Skibiel, and Brian Bartlett also took advantage of the excellent local information and networking opportunity by attending the meeting.
September - Michael Flynn has taken a job as Coastal Advocate with the North Carolina Coastal Federation; here's the story about him.
September - Christina Wiegand has taken a job as Fishery Social Scientist with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
August - CRMers reunited at the American Fisheries Society 147th Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida. Current students Mary Allen, Liz Brown-Pickren, Allie Mulligan and Tyler Peacock all presented and met up with CRM alumni Andrea Dell'Apa ('13), Jen Cudney ('15) and Cecilia Krahforst ('17).
August - Chuck Bangley ('16) was featured in a news story about the effects of climate change on marine species off the North Carolina coast.
July - Kelly Gleason Keogh ('06), along with team members, were named recipients of the 2017 NOAA Administrator's Service Award for "...implementing the use of advanced research diving technologies to explore the deep 'coral reef twilight zone.'” The recipients will be honored in an awards ceremony in November.
July - Farisal Bagsit's Fulbright Scholarship and research was featured in an article in ECUnow, the University's blog.
April - Hilde Speight is the cover girl for the NC DEQ web page about submerged aquatic vegetation and the Association of National Estuaries Programs story about the APNEP SAV program.
March - Eugene Frimpong's research on the effects of the Community Rating System on flood insurance usage was featured in a Mississippi-Alabama SeaGrant Consortium article.
March - ECU led the pack by having the most students (19) registered to attend the NC MarCo Consortium Graduate Student Symposium held at Duke University Marine Lab Campus in Beaufort. MarCo focuses on marine and coastal science in our state.
January - Becky Deehr ('12) was named Educator of the Week by National Geographic magazine for "creating an impactful, low-maintenance impact project that fuses art and science, recognizes female environmentalists, and inspires her students to fight for what they believe in."
Conferences CRM students typically attend: