The SciTech Education Program at the University of Maryland
Biotechnology Institute, (UMBI) Center of Marine Biotechnology (COMB) offers
each year more than 9,000 students and teachers from local school systems
unique "hands-on" experiences in marine science and biotechnology.
The Virtual University Education (VIRTUE) Program has established an
international network for scientific collaboration among Maryland,
Göteborg, and Bergen local schools. In the ongoing international
Aquatic Ecosystem Biodiversity Project (AEBP), and in conjunction with SciTech,
students are taking biofouling samples from plates placed in the Chesapeake
Bay, Baltic Sea, and Norwegian fjords respectively and jointly analyzing the
results via video conferencing and interactive web sites.
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