[Coral-List] Science under Sail Expeditions launches "EXPLORING BLUE" -- A special xTeams Alumni blog series

Robin T Smith PhD robin at scienceundersail.com
Fri Feb 6 12:20:28 EST 2015

Wondering what a Science under Sail Expedition is really like and if it's for you?  We invite you to check out our newly launched alumni blog series – “Exploring Blue.” 

Each week, during February and March, we'll bring you behind-the-scenes stories of our past participants' journeys. They talk about their unique experiences as an xTeam member, and how life aboard the Expedition has inspired their #igofurther attitude towards academia, their career path, and life in general. To follow the series, sign up here <http://scienceundersail.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=3ba3c69f077bafbbfca0a96bd&id=47b03633fa> or visit: scienceundersail.org/blog <http://scienceundersail.org/blog>

A little background – Science under Sail Expeditions provide transformative learning and field research experiences to college students with the goal of empowering them to excel from college-to-ocean careers. Aboard the Expeditions and tasked with a mission to explore and study remote coral reef ecosystems under  <http://www.scienceundersail.org/home/sailing/>Sail <http://www.scienceundersail.org/home/sailing/>, student teams (xTeams) become proficient in Exploration Science <http://www.scienceundersail.org/home/science/>. Beyond the Expeditions, xTeams gain lifelong access to our unique Modern Mentorship <http://www.scienceundersail.org/home/mentorship/> program, designed specifically to advance students’ transition from college to rewarding careers. 

Interested in applying? SUS Expeditions is now accepting student applications for 2015 summer research and education Expeditions to the Exuma archipelago, Bahamas. Student Expedition team positions are extremely limited (8 per leg), highly competitive, and filled on a first applied/first accepted basis, so early enrollment is encouraged. (**Application Deadline is March 1st )

To Join an Expedition -  Apply Here. <http://scienceundersail.us6.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=3ba3c69f077bafbbfca0a96bd&id=4554c22acf>

 2015 Course Summary 

Intensive 18-day Expeditions are designed to immerse undergraduate & graduate students in the field of Exploration Science. As active participants aboard an ongoing coral reef research expedition, students are challenged with the rigors of marine fieldwork. Participation in every aspect of a live-aboard expedition prepares students for field research within any discipline by enhancing teamwork, problem solving, spontaneous innovation, and other skills required to successfully collect data outside a laboratory, and off-the-grid. The Expeditions integrate formal lectures covering a broad range of current topics in coral reef science, global climate change and ocean conservation. Many lectures are combined with field survey and/or data collection components. Students also become proficient in many cutting-edge techniques used in coral reef research, as well as other scientific disciplines. Additionally, participants learn the fundamentals of seamanship and sailing as they captain and navigate the 46ft catamaran throughout the Exuma archipelago to near-shore and offshore research sites.


*Participation is open to College Students and graduating high-school seniors 18+ (gap year students welcome)


Complete details, mission objectives, detailed curriculum, and a downloadable application can be found at: www.scienceundersail.org <http://www.scienceundersail.org/>

For specific inquiries, please contact info at scienceundersail.org <mailto:info at scienceundersail.org>

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SUS Expeditions are programs of SUSiE – the Science Under Sail Institute for Exploration. SUSiE operates as a ‘for purpose’ 501(c)3 Scientific Institute dedicated to advancing the exploration and scientific research of coral reef ecosystems worldwide. The institute utilizes scientific expeditions as an innovative training platform in Exploration Science and STEM disciplines; providing high-performing college students with unique research experiences and college-to-career mentorship.    


Robin T Smith PhD
Founder & CEO
Science under Sail Institute for Exploration
www.scienceundersail.org <http://www.scienceundersail.org/>

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