The Virginia Institute of Marine Science had the opportunity to explain its mission to Molly Ward, Virginia’s Secretary of Natural Resources, during her visit to the Gloucester Point campus recently—and then got to do the same for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam several days later.
Erin Fryer, a public relations specialist at VIMS, said the Aug. 1 visit was an opportunity for Ward, the former mayor of Hampton, to learn about VIMS’ research and advisory services. A focus of the visit, Fryer said, was on water quality monitoring and the school’s role in research, development, and ongoing industry support of oyster aquaculture.
Mark Luckenbach, VIMS Associate Dean for Research and Advisory Service, gave a presentation on water quality monitoring with a modeling and simulation overview. “We were happy to be able to discuss our research with Secretary Ward,” he said, adding that “she was very engaged and asked a lot of questions about what she can do to he...
To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.