Earth and Oceanographic Science
Emily Hochman ’15 spent two months last summer as Artist in Residence at Bowdoin’s Kent Island Scientific Station filming her documentary. Back at Bowdoin in the fall with hours of footage, Emily is working with her independent study project director, Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies Sarah Childress, to edit her film.
Six professors and alumni held a panel conversation for students titled “What can I do with a degree in science?” in the Main Lounge of Moulton Union.
Twenty-four students, along with 8 faculty and staff members from the Earth and Oceanographic Science Department, participated in a Sept. 20-22 field seminar titled “Earth System Science of Hurricane Island,” organized by EOS department chair Collin Roesler.
Geologist T.J. Fudge ’02 is lead corresponding author on a new study published in Nature, revealing that West Antarctica started warming up from the last ice age a few thousand years earlier than previously thought — an insight that could influence our understanding of climate change today.
Aboard a 134-foot vessel with 17 other students and 12 crew members this summer, Josh Friedman and Schuyler Nardelli conducted research on the effects of ocean acidification on tiny pelagic snails and used celestial navigation to chart their ship’s course.
For those passing through the northeast side of campus last Friday, it was hard to miss the 21-foot Seaway research vessel perched high and dry outside of Cleaveland House—the centerpiece of an event honoring Ed Laine, associate professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science, in recognition of his retirement to emeritus status.
Students in Ed Laine’s Coastal Oceanography course teamed up with the Friends of Casco Bay to collect data on the health of eelgrass in Harpswell Sound and the Fore River in South Portland.
This profile originally appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Bowdoin magazine. Bowdoin major: Geology Hometown: Roseburg, Oregon Title: Founder and co-owner of 16th Workshop Website: 16thworkshop.com/workshop\