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Dr. Robert Ballard (in yellow jacket) launches "Hercules," a remotely operated vehicle, over the side of the NOAA research vessel "Ronald H. Brown" on 5/30. He has reached the site of the Titanic shipwreck and will begin photographing and mapping the site with this ROV by nightfall.

Dedicated to research, scholarship and creative work

We are global thinkers with a real-world sensibility, offering part- and full-time programs of study to accommodate your schedule. Small classes, personalized programs and individual attention are the rule, not the exception. And 87 percent of URI’s faculty have doctoral or terminal degrees.

Research and field work opportunities abound at URI with many programs offering experiential learning at some of the country’s leading companies. And URI’s location offers you access to major East Coast cities and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Enhancement of Graduate Research Awards (EGRA) Grant 2017-2018

Awards of up to $1,000 are available for graduate students. Learn more about the Enhancement of Graduate Research Awards. The submission deadline is 4:00pm on Oct 16.

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Student Spotlight: Carrie McDonough

Shampoo makes our hair smell good, but at a price. Sweet-smelling tresses bring polluted waterways.

That’s the conclusion of Carrie McDonough, a 2017 graduate of the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.

During her five years at GSO, McDonough has distinguished herself by researching how chemicals in products we use every day, like shampoo, are contaminating waterways.

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