Emily Tewes wins Knauss Fellowship
November 28, 2013
Emily Tewes a UMES LMRCSC Master’s Student won a NOAA SEAGRANT Knauss Fellowship for 2014. The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship. Emily successfully defended her dissertation entitled " Assessment of marine renewable energy installation siting: Distribution of sediment types and epibenthic communities" in November of this year will graduate from UMES in December 2013. Emily has presented her research to several local stakeholder groups who are concerned about planned offshore wind installations in the Delaware and Maryland coastal waters. The Fellowship in Washington, DC will give her experience in policy decision making at the highest levels of government.