Join us for brief presentations followed by robust discussions around topics relevant to the Chesapeake Bay restoration partnership.

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The lunchtime seminars invites a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making.

Roundtable Theme: A Framework for Growth in Internships

August 17, 2022, 12-1 pm

Getting started in the science and environmental restoration workforce can be a daunting and twisting path. Internships help young scientists experience and better understand what a career in the geosciences might look like, but beyond research experience, are we giving interns the soft skills they need to succeed on their long-term career path? CRC’s Chesapeake Student Recruitment, Early Advisement, and Mentoring (C-StREAM)  program uses the Competencies framework, an innovative tool developed from a large, multi-year study at Penn State, to ensure that students in the program are prepared to assume a leadership role and maximize their impact on the global challenges we are facing.

Join us on Wednesday, August 17th, from 12-1 pm to hear from students in the 2022 cohort about their exciting research as well as how they applied the framework of competencies to set themselves up for success.


  • Randy K. Rowel, Director, C-StREAM


  • Anna He, 2022 C-StREAM fellow with the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, Duke University
  • Joseph Rivera Lopez, 2022 C-StREAM fellow with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, University of Puerto Rico