By Kelsey Lucas
Harvard University, Ecology and Evolution
I spent the summer before college graduation mastering a fancy scientific instrument: a plastic beaker duct-taped to the end of a wooden stick.
Even among the geeky summer crowds that flock to Woods Hole, MA, a delightful hybrid of beachside town and global nexus of marine science, the five of us in my field team must have cut an odd figure. We’d cross the street from the lab to the shore with a jumble of buckets, nets, and the cup-on-a-stick, all while smiling and laughing. Read more …