December 22, 2009

Annapolis Synthesis Center gets a facelift

The IAN and Eco-Check crew pulled out out their brushes and rollers and gave the Annapolis Synthesis Center a once-over and some TLC. Light beige tones and warm brown accents give the ASC a whole new look for a new year. Kudos to Ken Barton for organizing the effort, to Chris Conner, Connie Musgrove and Ben Fertig for the prepwork, and to all the gang at Eco-Check and IAN for the group effort. Good job!

ASC main area

Painting Painting ASC Hallway

The Annapolis Synthesis Center (ASC) is designed to be a convenient and modern office for UMCES staff and as an up-to-date meeting space for IAN, UMCES and our partners. The facility has a state-of-the-art electronic large conference room with interactive video and voice conference capabilities as well as high-speed wireless connectivity and projection capabilities. Our medium conference room is a comfortable private space with high-speed wireless, conference phone, and available digital projector. We also have a semi-private meeting area that we call the small conference space. Although three private offices open into it, it is useful for casual meetings and breakout sessions. The ASC is available for meetings, training courses and workshops pending scheduling availability.

During synthesis sessions, IAN Science Integrators, Science Communicators, and/or Data Analysts can be made available, depending on the specific needs of the synthesis session. The ASC synthesis sessions are designed to produce synthetic publications in high profile scientific journals, as well as produce science communication products for broad dissemination (e.g., newsletters, brochures, posters).

The ASC is located steps away from the state capitol and legislative offices and around the corner from a host of restaurants, hotels, shops and all of historic and waterfront downtown Annapolis. Washington, DC, Baltimore, and the Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI) are only a 30-40 minute drive.

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Ben Fertig is a graduate student at the Integration and Application Network. His research interests include anthropogenic influences on estuarine ecosystems, biological indicators of eutrophication, stable nitrogen isotope techniques, ecosystem health assessment, environmental management and policy, and science communication.
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