Where Are They Now, Preview: Amy Bower, Oceanographer

Amy Bower aboard a ship holding a drifting buoy with husband, David

Do you remember Dr. Amy Bower? Whether you recognize her from her research, awards, or her volunteer work, Amy continues to impress APH CareerConnect.

Amy has continued to achieve success as Senior Scientist in the Department of Physical Oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, but what does she hope to achieve this year in her work life and personal life?

On the work front, Amy has continued to expand her horizons by accepting and graduating her first Ph. D. student, advising her first post-doctoral intern, and undertaking new research projects. She also led oceanographic cruises in 2010, 2011, and co-led one just last year.

Amy also received the University of Rhode Island Distinguished Achievement Award—Dean’s Award for the Graduate School of Oceanography last year for her research contributions in ocean circulation and its relationship to Earth’s climate system.

“This is the graduate school where I earned my Ph.D.,” Amy said. “I believe I was nominated for this award because of my research contributions, in spite of being legally blind, and for my outreach activities, especially OceanInsight.”

Check out the rest of Amy’s Where Are They Now story to learn about her latest award, new research projects, and how she has made time for a fulfilling personal life!