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The Penn State Science Diving Program


STSC Guest Speaker....Jeannie Miller Martin....Originally from Avis, PA, Jeannie graduated from Juniata College with a B.S. in Biology and then earned a Master's in Zoology from Miami University. She has managed sea turtle nesting programs in several states throuout the U.S. and conducted research in Costa Rica prior to going to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

Jeannie will be at Sunken Treasure on Friday evening, September 30th, at 7:00 pm. For more information:


Undergraduates and recent graduates should consider the following internship and scholarship opportunity, with deadlines of December 31 and January 31. See and attached flyer.


Be safe, eat chocolate before diving!


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Videos of Penn State Science Divers in Action
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PSSD Success Stories

  1. Jamie Sziklay, BS ERM 09, Researching the spread of an infectious coral disease, Montipora White Syndrome (MWS), in the Hawaiian Islands
  2. Jonathan Freedman, PhD graduate, Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Fishes of Little Salt Spring: What Can They Reveal About the Ghosts of Fishes Past?
  3. Todd LaJeunesse, Associate Professor of Biology, Diversity of Corals, Algae in Warm Indian Ocean Suggests Resilience to Future Global Warming
  4. Alex Bryk, BS Geosc 09, Taphonomy of a Fluvially Derived Bone Deposit: A Natural Experiment in the Santa Fe River, FL
  5. Iliana Baums, Associate Professor, Biology, Researcher studies warming oceans' effects on coral reef life
  6. Jorge Pinzon, PhD graduate, Biology, Coral Sleuth
  7. Jeremy Cohen, Emeritus Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education, An Undersea Garden
  8. Suzie Marlow, B.S. Biology 2010 Conducting Research at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
  9. Allison Place, B.S. Biology, 2011, Scuba diving at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey
  10. Sharmila Giri, B.S. Biology, 2011, Growing corals in elevated concentrations of calcium and magnesium
  11. Mike Bollinger, B.S. Biology, Marine Science Minor, 2012, Monitoring artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico
  12. Caitlyn Livsey, M.S. Geosciences, 2015, Currently working on her Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences

"Science on Ice, Penn State divers brave the chill for ancient sediment samples"
Centre Daily Times - March 15, 2015

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