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rutgersstateuniv_logoRutgers is the state university of New Jersey with more than 65,000 students from all 50 states and more than 115 countries—including 45,059 undergraduates and 20,267 graduate students. Diversity Inc. ranks Rutgers among the nation’s top five higher education institutions for commitment to diversity. In the 2013 first year class, more than half identified themselves as nonwhite.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences (DMCS) is a multidisciplinary organization of oceanographers with a research focus on interdisciplinary approaches to ocean science research. DMCS has four major field stations throughout the state, and many special programs including the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JC NERR) and a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension helps the diverse population of New Jersey adapt to a rapidly changing society and improve their lives and communities through an educational process that uses science based knowledge. Through science-based educational programs, Rutgers Cooperative Extension brings the wealth of knowledge of the state university to local communities.

csumblogonotag540cpCalifornia State University Monterey Bay is a public university in the 23-campus California State University system, that serves more than 7,000 students just one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. Their diverse student body receives personal attention in small classes while pursuing degrees in 25 undergraduate and seven graduate majors.

Logo MBARIMonterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is a non-profit oceanographic research center whose mission is to achieve and maintain a position as a world center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology.



EidosEducatioD11aR00aP02AL_crop.36195531_logoEidos Education designs and provides high quality professional development programs for educators, innovative curricula, and applications of technology in education. Their mission is to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and enhance STEM learning opportunities for K-20 students.

Ari Daniel is the Senior Digital Producer at NOVA and a science reporter.

indianauniversitylogo_indexIndiana University Bloomingtonis a public research university located in Bloomington, Indiana, United States. With over 40,000 students, IU Bloomington is the flagship institution of the Indiana University system and its largest university.


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