Author Archives: Cass Nieman

Student Scientist Saturday!

by Cass Nieman (Duke CEM student) As part of our student scientists program, we are trying to provide a fun “Science Saturday” once a month for high school students interested in STEM. These activities can range from shadowing a graduate … Continue reading

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Touch Tank Time!

Written by: Cass Nieman — CEM student at the Duke Marine lab What’s better than going out into the ocean and finding sea creatures? Having them brought to you after a long day of school! Well maybe not better, but … Continue reading

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Marine Debris Masterpiece

by: Cass Nieman (Duke CEM student) Fourth-graders at St. Egbert Catholic School are finishing up the DUML Community Science Initiative’s first year-long program on marine debris. Throughout the school year, these students have participated in various activities, incorporating math, art, … Continue reading

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Do Anemones Eat Microplastics?

Written by: Cass Nieman  — MEM student at Duke Marine Lab The presence of microplastics in marine environments is a growing problem as the production of plastic is continually increasing, and much of what is manufactured breaks down––or is already … Continue reading

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