Student Travels to Japan to Present Ballast Water Testing Research


IN NOVEMBER 2014, Cadet Hannah Foster (MT, minor Marine Science) traveled to the Graduate School of Maritime Sciences at Kobe University, Japan to present original research at the 3rd International Symposium of Maritime Sciences. Foster worked with Bill Davidson, Richard Muller, and Meredith McPherson of the Golden Bear Facility and Professor Alexander Parker (Department of Sciences and Mathematics) to evaluate the use of water quality monitoring approaches applicable to testing ballast water management technologies that are evaluated aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear.

"The experience I had, and will continue to have, working with the Golden Bear Facility is an opportunity I couldn't have gotten at any other university," said Foster. "It's been an opportunity to work alongside researchers and scientists who are working to create equipment tested to U.S. Coast Guard regulations and to learn from some of the best in the industry."