Who are we?
We are graduate students at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML). MLML and San José State University administer the Master of Science in Marine Science program for California State Universities in northern and central California, which is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in both education and research. Our marine operations department, active research diving program, and state-of-the-art equipment allow for cutting-edge research in a wide variety of disciplines, including marine ecology, oceanography, geology, chemistry and biogeochemistry. We study organisms big and small, including seaweeds, invertebrates, fishes, turtles, birds, large mammals, and tiny plankton. MLML is known for a hands-on, field-oriented approach which places our students, faculty, researchers, and staff at the frontiers of marine science worldwide where discoveries are being made. MLML provides the skills and training so students become successful scientists, teachers and resource managers serving societal needs involving marine issues.
Why are we raising money?
Every year, MLML students come together to raise funds for scholarships that support student research. Typically, we organize and run a large, two-day educational fundraising event called the MLML Open House. The goal of this event is to engage members of the public in educational activities and display the research that is made possible by these student scholarships.
To minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to remain in the online format for this year. Last year’s CrowdFunding campaign was a huge success and raised over $17,000 towards student scholarships. In lieu of a live event, we would like to continue to use this crowdfunding campaign to raise money for student scholarships. We’re hoping to show how our community's support can help us to meet our scholarship fundraising goals, as we continue to educate the public through this page and our updates.
How can you help?
There are two ways you can support MLML's student scholarships!
1. Donate to this crowdfunding campaign! Every little bit helps!
2. SPREAD THE WORD! Share this crowdfunding campaign on your social media platforms and through email!
Your contribution will support our student scholarships. We will be sending a special thank you to all of you on our social media platforms at the end of the crowdfunding event. We will also post to our crowdfunding page with updates on student progress.