Victoria Simons

Marine Science and Policy

University of Delaware

I worked with Dr. Jonathan Cohen and Dr. Matthew Oliver at the University of Delaware to help make the Oceans in the News site a reality. I received my Bachelor's in Zoology with a minor in Microbiology from The Ohio State University in 2016, and my Master's in Marine Bioscience from the University of Delaware in 2019. I am interested in marine biology, especially concerning education and outreach, conservation, mollusks, marine ecology, toxicology, harmful algae, molecular genetics, and microbiology. 

 

Contact: vesimons@udel.edu

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Project Leader

Oceans in the News part of Oceans in the News
Interpreting scientific data is one of the most challenging skills students face today. Students are overloaded with information from various media sources, and often lack both the technical skills to analyze data and the ability to recognize the overarching story the data support. The Oceans in the News course uses polar science examples to address these technical and narrative challenges. Students will develop proficiency in data visualization and its application to the analysis of news stories about polar regions.

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Course Modules (7)

Module 5 Human Dimensions in the Poles part of Oceans in the News:Oceans in the News – Polar Ocean Science, Data, and the Media
This unit covers the concept of bioaccumulation of contaminants in a food web, all the way up to humans. Students learn about what constitutes a contaminant, how contaminants can accumulate in an organism and move ...

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Oceans in the News – Polar Ocean Science, Data, and the Media part of Oceans in the News:Oceans in the News – Polar Ocean Science, Data, and the Media
Interpreting scientific data is one of the most challenging skills students face today. Students are overloaded with information from various media sources, and often lack both the technical skills to analyze data ...