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Visually Impaired Oceanographer from Woodshole presents at NLS Conference
Amy Bower, PhD gave an extraordinarily interesting presentation on May 21st at the conference of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Amy is an oceanographer at the Woodshole Oceanographic Institute. She discussed her research on ocean currents, particularly her work in the Gulf of Aden which sits in the Arabian Sea between the countries of Yemen and Somalia. Amy's husband, David Fisichella, wrote a memoir about this experience, "Seven Tenths: Love, Piracy and Science at Sea." You can find it on BARD (DB71749) and buy it from commercial booksellers.
Amy also mentioned the OceanInsight program she has developed with the Perkins School for the Blind. She is devoted to encouraging students to share her passion for science. We all certainly found Amy's enthusiasm infectious.