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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
The Log has Landed! 2021 Elsaesser Fellow Begins Project
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 my project: [...]
Bryant Jew is Winner of Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship Award
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 yard. At [...]
SEA Semester Students to Beta Test New Microplastics Technology
Later this year, SEA Semester students will begin beta testing new advanced technology to measure microplastics in the ocean, thanks to a partnership with an innovative company co-founded by a SEA Semester alumnus. The company is Ocean Diagnostics, and the SEA Semester alumnus is chief engineering officer Ethan Edson, C-247. Based in Victoria, British Columbia, Ocean Diagnostics develops technologies to collect and analyze microplastics in the ocean. Ocean Diagnostics Imagining System In [...]
Classic Irving Johnson film inspires SEA filmmaker
SEA Semester student (and new alumnus!) Elijah Greiner recently sailed aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer from Woods Hole to Key West with class C-294, Atlantic Odyssey / Ocean Exploration, arriving in Key West on November 18th. Elijah chronicled his adventures with his shipmates with a film, Around Cape Cod. The film is a humorous and moving homage to Irving Johnson’s iconic 1929 film, Around Cape Horn. Irving Johnson and his wife, Exy, led [...]
SEA Alumna Dr. Skylar Bayer joins faculty at Roger Williams, authors book
Dr. Skylar Bayer, SEA Semester S-209, starts work this fall as a tenure track assistant professor of biology and aquaculture at Roger Williams University. She says she’s very excited to do marine research, work with undergraduates, and do extension work in the community.
PIPA Alumni Reconnect with Children of Kanton
When they visited the island of Kanton in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) two summers ago, SEA Semester students of Class S-281 quickly became friends with the schoolchildren there, playing frisbee and soccer after dinner, dancing, and taking pictures. Their visit lasted just four days, but the friendships have lasted.