Through a collaboration with Woods Hole Sea Grant offsite link, the Girls in Science fellows will join researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution offsite link to study the ecology and behavior of dolphins. Fellows will analyze recordings collected from hydrophones — underwater microphones — to collect data on these animals’ distinctive whistles, which function somewhat like human names. These data will be used to study questions such as whether dolphins produce more whistles during the day vs. at night and whether certain dolphins have favorite associates with whom they spend most of their time. This information is not currently known and will help inform future research.
The week-long fellowship promotes diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) and exposes young women to a variety of marine careers.
Who is eligible?: Current sophomore and junior women from Massachusetts high schools.
When: Two sessions will be offered: August 7-13, 2022 and August 14-20, 2022
Fully-funded opportunity: This program is offered at no cost to the fellows. Food, travel, and accommodations will be provided.
Application deadline: March 23, 2022