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The McDermott Scholars Award covers all expenses of a superb four-year academic education at The University of Texas at Dallas, in concert with a diverse array of intensive extracurricular experiences, including internships, travel, and cultural enrichment.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Saskia on the shores of the Netherlands

This is taken at the Oosterschelde, a swampish area in the southwest of the Netherlands that consists of a series of islands and sea inlets that were created during the great flood of 1953. Part of the Building with Nature research group (where for my internship I'm meeting all the scientists, studying their research projects, and summing it up into an online wiki page) is making these natural flood barriers, one of which I'm standing on. Rather than using concrete, though, they're growing new oyster "reefs" there that will also hold back the tides. I hope the oysters don't mind that I ran out there ;)

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