Category Archives: Surviving Grad School

Let the learning commence

By Jackie Schwartzstein, Vertebrate Ecology Lab When did you first become interested in science? Do you remember the first time you got excited about learning something new? In the wake of my first year of graduate school, I am practicing … Continue reading

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Fish out of water

by Jackie Schwartzstein, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Last weekend, my fellow Vert-Lab-member Angie and I hopped in my little car and made the four hour drive down to Carpinteria, CA for offshore survival training.  We are preparing to join a research team that conducts … Continue reading

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Whales, Pinnipeds, and Sharks, Oh my!

On the weekend of the 26th and 27th of January 2013 WhaleFest was held at Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey. Organizations ranged from local non-profit marine research and public outreach organizations and program here in the Monterey county, as well as … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere but not a drop in my suit!

By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology Scuba diving on the central coast means you get to see amazing kelp forests and underwater geological formations but it also often means you are getting in the sometimes frigid waters of … Continue reading

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The Idiot’s Guide to Funding Your Graduate Education and The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

When one applies to graduate school, they may have found the perfect professor that they would ideally like to work with. Sometimes the two of you hit it off great and they would love to have you in their lab, … Continue reading

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Faster, Higher, Smarter

2012 MLML Games a “Smashing Success” By Diane Wyse, Physical Oceanography Lab Photos by Gabriela Navas and Catherine Drake, Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology Lab With the world’s attention turned to London for the next two weeks, we think it’s high … Continue reading

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Life’s a Beach

By Catherine Drake and Michelle Marraffini, Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology Lab Photos by: Diane Wyse, Physical Oceanography Lab Summer is here on the Central Coast and MLML students as well as a few MBARI interns took some time off … Continue reading

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