Educational Partnership Program and NCCOS Strive Together to Promote Diversity of Young Science Talent
Continuing efforts to promote diversity in the workplace, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science has accepted a participant in NOAA’s Educational Partnership Program-Graduate Sciences Program (GSP) in 2007. The GSP offers students 2-4 years of training and research opportunities in NOAA-related sciences. Upon graduation, participants will become a part of the federal workforce. The candidate, Mr. Andrew Mason, is pursuing a Master’s degree in Marine Estuarine Environmental Science at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in College Park, MD. For the past five years he has been working at NCCOS as a contractor on eutrophication, water quality, nutrients, and sediment chemistry. His work will focus on contaminants in water and marine sediments.