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School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

News & Spotlights

Meet Our Students - Curtis Szewczyk

Curtis is about to complete his MS in Marine Science working under the advisement of Drs. Claudia Benitez-Nelson and Erik Smith. His research is focused on the processing of organic matter within inland waters.

Meet Our Students - Annie Klyce

Annie is a PhD candidate in the SEOE Geology Program researching ways to teach geology more effectively and better engage students with the discipline.

Meet Our Students - Madelyn Petersen

Madelyn is a PhD student working in Dr. Susan Lang's lab. Her project focuses on changes to carbon-based organic matter in water as it moves through the oceanic crust in places like hydrothermal vents

SEOE Undergraduate Research Investigating Water Insecurity in Rural Alaskan Communities

Check out MSCI major Christina Mueller's work with David Fuente on water insecurity in the new issue of Carolina CrossTalk. CrossTalk is a student-run research magazine that features the stories of undergraduate researchers from all the different disciplines.

A study by David Fuente and Mufaro Kanyangarara reveals that lack of access to water, sanitation and hygiene services in sub-Saharan Africa may have COVID impacts

Kanyangarara and Fuente, led a team in examining the WASH services at more than 16,000 health facilities in 18 sub-Saharan Africa.

Ocean Regime Shift is Driving Collapse of North Atlantic Right Whale Population

Dr. Meyer-Gutbrod has received some notable coverage of her study on the collapse of the North Atlantic Right Whale population. Check it out!

SEOE Discover USC Award Winners

Congratulations to Sarah Hall and Emily Eley (both MSCI students) for winning their respective graduate student poster Sessions in the university-wide competition: Discover USC 2021!

2021 Undergraduate Student Awards

SEOE Undergraduate Award winners for 2021!

New Faculty Spotlight - Nick Peng

Dr. Xuefeng (Nick) Peng is a new Assistant Professor in the SEOE. He is interested in understanding how microbial communities shape global biogeochemical cycles and the marine environment.

SEOE Grad makes 30 under 30 in Energy

Paris Smalls, SEOE '16, made Forbes 30 under 30 for Energy list. He is the CEO of Eden GeoTech

New Faculty Spotlight - Erin Meyer-Gutbrod

Dr. Meyer-Gutbrod is investigating the impacts of climate change on the distribution, foraging success and reproduction of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.

SEOE Student Spotlight - Heather Roman-Stork

Heather defended her PhD dissertation on September 25, 2020 and will soon be joining Global Science and Technology (GST) as a contract Ocean Scientist for NOAA's Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) within the Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division (SOCD) in the Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry in College Park, MD.

Program Spotlight - JUSTICE THEMESTER

The College of Arts and Sciences Inaugural Theme Semester on Justice is a showcase for ongoing SEOE faculty focus on inequality and the environment.

Dr. Barra brings environmental justice study to South Carolina

SEOE professor explores justice of climate change and public policy

SEOE End of Semester Kudos!

Congratulations to everyone associated with the SEOE for surviving the strangest semester ever! Catch up on what's happening

2020 Undergraduate Student Awards

A huge congratulations to all of our SEOE Undergraduate award winners in a year unlike any other.

New Boat for Baruch Lab

The Baruch Institute plans to purchase a new research vessel for the Baruch Fleet.

2020 Graduate Student Awards

Our 2020 Graduate student awards recognizing excellence in MS and PhD research, teaching and excellence in scientific presentations

SEOE March Kudos

Awards, Grants and Fellowships awarded the first quarter of 2020

2020 F. John Vernberg Bicentennial Fellowship Awards

The Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the F. John Vernberg Bicentennial Fellowship Awards

Dr. Morris predicts explosion in coronavirus cases as SC braces for more patients

UofSC's Dr. James Morris says thousands of new cases of the coronavirus could hit the state by early next month

2019 End of Semester Kudos!

The end of another semester is here and we have lots of good news!

May 2019 - Kudos for Recent Awards

End of semester kudos to our Faculty and Students who have received awards and grants

6 SEOE Students Named NOAA Hollings Scholars

Six rising juniors at the University of South Carolina have been chosen as 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars.

SEOE Student Named 2018 Truman Finalist

Marine Science Junior Casey Brayton has been named a Truman Scholar Finalist


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