Overview

SEA Fellow internSEA (Science for Economic Impact and Application) Fellows is an undergraduate research and engagement training program developed by UMaine and the University of Maine at Machias (UMM).

The program supports undergraduate research related to Maine’s marine economy, as well as the ecosystems and coastal communities that support it. It is funded by a National Science Foundation award to Maine EPSCoR at UMaine, UMS Research Reinvestment Fund, and in-kind support from the DMC and the Downeast Institute, UMM’s marine field station.

SEA Fellows collaborate with academic researchers and marine industry professionals on topics ranging from lobster physiology and disease to the impacts of coastal water quality on shellfish growth and production.

To learn how you can be involved as a student or as an industry or academic mentor, please contact one of the program co-directors, Heather Leslie or Brian Beal.