At SSU, Edwards also served as a National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellow, introducing local students to marine science. She’s been spreading ocean knowledge ever since as Assistant Manager of Education Programs at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia. “I get to inspire the young, innovative marine scientists of tomorrow.”
Edwards might just inspire the scientists who’ll continue the research she started at SSU. Already, students are building on her dolphin research by designing better ways to extract and understand bacteria.
SSU’s next Tiger scientists may even conduct research in the University’s new 17,000-square-foot marine sciences lab. The facility, which has deep-water access, will house dedicated labs for everything from dolphin surveys and fish ecology to environmental toxicology and coastal biophysics. Paired with Savannah State’s fleet of research vessels, this hub will allow SSU students and faculty to dive even deeper into research.