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Since 1938 the Duke Marine Laboratory has grown to be an important teaching and research center not just for Duke students but for people from around the world. Oh I can say it's definitely an international effort. It's an inter University effort and national and international in that sense. This summer we have people from well Malay you know gentleman here from Penang as a young lady from France who doing research there have been people from Brazil from a number of different countries of the world who come here to do their research. So they're very definitely it is an international facility. The speaker is Dr. John Costello who outlines some of the important aspects of this growing research that are in just a moment. Challenges in education presented by Duke University. Here with today's featured is Charles past. A recent grant from the National Science Foundation is going to help the Duke Marine Laboratory at
Beaufort North Carolina expand its facilities and research and training programs new laboratories a library building and auditorium and maintenance building along with four new faculty members and Tori's will more than double the present research and teaching capacity. Dr. John Costello director of the marine laboratory explains it will level of facilities. It will probably be accommodations for example we currently have a year round dormitory which provides beds for 24 students and eventually in the second phase of this expansion program we will have two additional dormitories that will double the number actually triple the number of students who can be accommodated here on the island year round. So this will provide for additional training programs we presently have a senior graduate program during the summer months where we offer four to eight courses and it will double the number that we can do each summer.
It is felt that the expansion of the Marine Lab is coming out at important time. I there is talk in university circles as well as in Washington and the possibilities of a decade of oceanography and from what I have seen and read of it it would run from about one thousand seventy one thousand eighty. The idea would be that hopefully during that period there could be a concentrated effort to explore and develop and wisely utilize the oceans as to ways of the world. Now if this program develops Duke University will at 970 have completed some of this expansion and I would like to think that we will be in a much better position to make a worthwhile contribution to this program. The increased size of the staff will permit for a larger program of graduate training and at the same time the opportunities afforded by this decade of Oceanography should provide a stimulus for research. And because of our location I'd like to think
that we can do a great deal. The Duke Marine Lab. serves many people not just students from do I got as Dr. Costello. This is a phase a laboratory which some people are not too well informed about. But for one for example over the past year. Now this is not during the summer this is during the fall and winter and spring. Approximately 30 universities other than Duke have come to the Marine Laboratory. They bring their students and their own staff and they have their own field trips they have their own seven to one hundred forty seven day courses in the Marine Sciences using the facilities of the Duke LAN. And we feel that this is a very integral and important part of our overall program. Many of them send their students back to Beaufort for their summer courses. Some of them come back to Duke as graduate students. Better facilities and a larger scientific staff can aid the Duke for a laboratory to better serve the world. This is Charles prize all the challenges in
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Challenges in education
Duke Marine Laboratory
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Duke University
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Program number 124 talks about the Duke Marine Laboratory.
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This series presents problems facing educators today.
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Host: Braswell, Charles
Interviewee: Costlow, John D., 1927-
Producing Organization: Duke University
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Identifier: 61-35i-124 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
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