Lee Karp-Boss- I am a biological oceanographer studying how physical processes in the ocean affect growth, distribution patterns and composition of phytoplankton. My research integrates concepts and methods from various fields including fluid dynamics, functional morphology, chemical ecology and optics to better understand the ecology of phytoplankton. In addition to research, I am involved in COSEE-OS, with the goal of developing a stimulating learning environment that will promote science education, in general, and ocean science education in particular. I received a B.Sc. in Biology and an M.Sc. in Ecology and Oceanography from the Hebrew University (Israel) and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Washington. I am currently a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, Orono. Jennifer Albright- I am a marine biologist. My interests cover a wide range of topics including: biological-physical interactions, fisheries science, and ecosystem health and sustainability. My graduate research focused on the influence of abiotic factors (temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen) on the population structure and diet of sand shrimp in three Maine estuaries. I have recently extended my efforts outside of the research realm and into education and outreach. I received a B.A. in Anthropology from Brandeis University and a M.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Maine, Orono where I am also currently a graduate student, pursuing an M.Ed. in Science Education.