Why is this work important? What are the benefits?
For students from all backgrounds to be involved in a project such
as Extreme 2001 is extremely important in this day and
age. Everything that students are exposed to in the media today
is real. Real programming on television is becoming
as common as the news. Live, interactive Web sites are everywhere.
If students are to be exposed to so much reality, then there should
be some real, interactive stuff with some substance.
Extreme 2001 is going to be that.
Whats your educational background and what lured you into
I received my B.A. in 1991 from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania,
an M.S. in marine biology-biochemistry in 1994 from the University
of Delaware College of Marine and Earth Studies (CMS), and currently,
I am working on my Ph.D. at CMS.
I think everyone has some primal connection to the water, but mine
was cultivated through my grandparents taking me to Lake Erie and
fishing around the various lakes and rivers in Ohio. I think I made
my connection with the ocean there in those freshwater habitats.
I always wondered what was in the water, especially since it covers
most of the planet.