Join Rory Summers, Woods Hole SEA Admissions Counselor, as she shares information about SEA Semester, the leading off-campus Environmental Studies program focused on the oceans. SEA programs incorporate a traditional academic experience on shore and a field-based learning component at sea aboard one of our two tall ship sailing research vessels.
Ever been bothered by an ultra-slow download? How about a phone that won’t stay charged or a cracked touchscreen? Imagine you were stranded on an island with nothing to drink. Graphene, a Nobel winning supermaterial, has the potential to solve these problems. (Distributed August 13, 2014)
Light passing through any transparent material is assigned an Abbe Value, a mathematical number expressing how much light is dispersed upon passing through a material with a particular refractive index. Working with the Abbe Value and the ensuing quality of light, Dispersion becomes three things at once: a lens projecting and bending light, a filter changing the color and pattern and an object that redefines the space through its towering presence. As the light shines through the antique glass a stage set is born. (Distributed June 19, 2014)