The Shaw Institute is a 501(C)3 nonprofit scientific research organization based in Maine and New York City. Founded in 1990 by Dr. Susan Shaw (as the Marine & Environmental Research Institute), its mission is to discover and expose environmental health threats through innovative science and engage in strategic partnerships to improve human and ecological health. Over three decades, the Institute’s pioneering research on ocean pollution, sentinel species, flame retardants, plastics, and climate change has fueled public policy nationally and internationally.
Dr. Susan Shaw will visit Muhlenberg College’s Center for Ethics from October 22 to 25, where she will deliver a series of lectures on topics related to key health threats we face in the Anthropocene era. Learn more here.
Dr. Shaw will deliver a public talk “Science, Lies and Politics” on Tuesday evening, and lecture on a range of topics, including the hazards of photochemicals, chemical exposure, plastic pollution, the legacy of the BP oil spill, and cancer in the fire service.
View Dr. Shaw’s talk Science, Lies and Politics posted at TEDxMidAtlantic SUPERPOWERS
Dr. Shaw will be in Amsterdam to participate in the first Quasieme Workshop on Analysis of Microplastics under the auspices of Vrije Universiteit's Dept. of Environment & Health, and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway.
Bonnie Ertel, a 2018 Shaw Institute marine research intern, has been invited to present her research on microplastic distribution patterns at this same international conference.
The public is invited to "Microplastics Pollution and Declining Mussel Beds in Blue Hill Bay", a presentation by current marine research interns Mary Stack B.S. and Bonnie Ertel B.S. at our Blue Hill Research Center, 55 Main St. Blue Hill. 5:30-7pm. Research Coordinator Madelyn Woods will facilitate an audience Q&A and light refreshments will be served.
Dr. Shaw will speak on the increasing significance of women leaders at a conference organized by the Society of Woman Geographers in Washington, DC.