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Since 1971, over 10,000 alumni have explored the world’s ocean on one of our three tall ship research vessels. 92% of our alumni have reported that SEA programs gave them skills useful as they embark on careers in a variety of fields, ranging from conservation, environmental policy, medicine, law, sustainable energy, and oceanographic research. We hope you continue to engage with us as an important part of the SEA family, our alumni community.

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Alumni News & Events

1102, 2022

This Day in History, Journal Entry by Brad Friestedt, W-1

2022-02-11T12:08:24-05:00February 11, 2022|

It's time I recorded the events of Duncan Island (Isle Pinzon), the most inhospitable hell-hole this side of Antarctica. This was the last Galapagos island we were to visit so I, and a group of other hale and hearty idiots, went ashore in search of the elusive Galapagos gigente tortoise. Duncan Island was tough from the start. There was no anchorage or any convenient landing site, but a crew [...]

302, 2022

Rising to SEA’s Challenges Leads to Personal Growth. 

2022-02-03T13:56:33-05:00February 3, 2022|

Q & A with SEA alumnus Thomas (T.J.) Whiting, S-212. T.J. is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland, where he received a BS in Business. Q: Briefly describe your SEA experience. A: Intense. Challenging. Formative. I went to SEA with the expectation that it was going to be a challenge, but I never could have guessed how I was going to be challenged. I learned a [...]

405, 2021

“Fast Plastic:” Evaluating Fast Fashion and Wastewater as a Source for Marine Microplastics

2021-12-06T06:01:29-05:00May 4, 2021|

Lucy Manlick & Emma Iverson, Mount Holyoke College & Macalester College "Fast Plastic:" Evaluating Fast Fashion and Wastewater as a Source for Marine Microplastics in the Rachel Carson NERR Location and Background Today we anchored near the Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Beaufort, North Carolina. We could not see the estuary itself as it was blocked by a barrier island: however, during our shore one component we researched [...]

2904, 2021

SEA Semester Alumna Publishes Paper on Eunice Lawrence’s “Forgotten Whaling Life”

2022-01-23T15:57:30-05:00April 29, 2021|

Congratulations to Marija Miklavčič, S-290, who recently published a paper in the University of Rochester's undergraduate research journal. Marija's paper, The Forgotten Whaling Life: Eunice Lawrence of Falmouth, Massachusetts, is based on research she began at SEA Semester. Read Marija's paper. Photo: Section of ship's log kept by Capt. Lewis Lawrence aboard the whaling ship Commodore Morris. (File photo) Contact: Douglas Karlson, Director of Communications | 508-444-1918 | [...]

2603, 2021

The Log has Landed! 2021 Elsaesser Fellow Begins Project

2022-01-23T11:05:15-05:00March 26, 2021|

SEA Semester alumnus Bryant Jew, C-276, is the recipient of the 2021 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship Award. Bryant is using his award to build a working Hawaiian style dugout canoe while creating videos to teach the public about such vessels and the culture that surrounds them. This is his first update. It’s been a long journey of problem solving and exploration, but I’ve finally cleared the first major hurdle in [...]

701, 2021

Bryant Jew is Winner of Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship Award

2022-01-23T11:29:55-05:00January 7, 2021|

SEA Semester alumnus Bryant Jew, C-276, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship Award.  Chosen from ten applicants, Bryant will use his award to build a working Hawaiian style dugout canoe while creating videos to teach the public about such vessels and the culture that surrounds them. Bryant plans to source a recently felled tree or, barring that, purchase one from a lumber [...]

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