The Island View
Monthly Newsletter
January 2020
Welcome to 2020, everyone! Here at SML, January is the time to write grant proposals, recruit and enroll students, plan facilities projects, line up summer events, and other “get ready for the upcoming season” activities. 

You invigorated this work through your generous year-end giving. We exceeded our 2019 fundraising goals and we could not be more grateful for your support! You will read about a couple of donors who recently stepped up in a major way to provide SML scholarships. We are so grateful to have such a deep and devoted bench of supporters! You enable everything we do here and we are working hard to translate your support into life-changing experiences for our students and everyone who will step foot on Appledore Island this summer. 

We are currently booking speakers to inspire students with their work (research, conservation, sustainability) and give them career support as well as professional contacts (this is just one way we build the valuable SML network!). Do you have any contacts who would be fantastic speakers for our weekly seminars? Let me know. Speaking of networks, your network is in full swing as we build the SML Alumni and Friends Association. Please save the dates to join your fellow Shoalers on Appledore over Labor Day weekend 2020 for the annual Alumni and Friends Weekend!

Finally, check out Jess Veo’s story of how SML influenced her career track and goals. She is a classic example of how SML changes lives and inspires people to work towards a more sustainable future for our world’s oceans. Thanks for all you do Jess, and all the SML alumni and friends out there! 
With deep appreciation and warm wishes,
Jennifer Seavey, Ph.D.
Kingsbury Executive Director
Shoals Marine Laboratory
Alumni Spotlight: Jess Veo
Jess Veo spent the summer of 2018 at SML as a marine mammal undergraduate researcher. While on Appledore, Jess collaborated with a group of marine mammal biologists to study the seals on Duck Island. Her research at SML was a formative experience that helped to develop her future career goals and plans.
SEAstainability on Appledore
Sustainability is one of the foundations of Shoals Marine Laboratory. Anna Canny, 2019 communications intern at SML, explored the sustainable practices all over Appledore Island in a multi-part podcast series, SEAstainable . Join us in learning about the engineering program at SML and the ongoing work to expand the scope of sustainability on our island campus.
Donors Making a Difference
An anonymous SML donor recently committed a $25,000 scholarship gift as a matching opportunity, and just last week another generous donor stepped up to match the full $25,000! This makes $50,000 available to SML students this coming summer, regardless of their home institution! We want to share this wonderful news, as students from all over the world are contacting us right now inquiring about opportunities to learn and grow at SML this year.

We depend on donor contributions to support these motivated, brilliant students! You too will have the opportunity to double your donation with gift matching opportunities during SML's next giving events: Cornell Giving Day in March and UNH's 603 Challenge in April. Dates and details coming soon!
Save the Date:
Alumni and Friends Weekend
September 4-7, 2020
Join us for a weekend of reconnecting with old friends and making new ones who share your marine passions! Participate in a variety of activities involving science, art, and fun memories - all while enjoying the sights and sounds of Appledore. Registration information coming soon!
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Shoals Marine Laboratory is a joint partnership between
Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire.