With a National Science Foundation grant, Savannah State launched its REU program in 2009. In the eight-week program, interns dive deep into field and lab work—including an expedition through Georgia and South Carolina waterways on an SSU research vessel. Interns are paired with mentors at Savannah State, the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, or Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.
After graduation, Kris aims to earn his doctorate and travel to Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand. Go for a dive (or two) at the Great Barrier Reefs. And save the planet, one ocean at time. Seriously Impressive.