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Our New Age of Water

While looking toward the next 50 years, Sea Grant is revisiting its roots.

Sea Grant founder, Athelstan Spilhaus, penned the non-fiction comic strip Our New Age from 1958-1975. The syndicated comic excited its 5 million readers about science and technology. In fact, when Spilhaus asked President John F. Kennedy why he appointed him to orchestrate the U.S. science exhibit at the Seattle World's Fair, JFK joked, "The only science I know, Spilly, is what I read in the Boston Globe in your comic strip."

Sea Grant is tapping into Spilhaus's success to ignite interests in STEM education, science literacy, and water use, supply and quality. The Our New Age of Water series takes a hard and hopeful look at topics related to the present and future use of water. The intent is that each Our New Age of Water installment will advance ideas about water-related research and innovative technologies that could improve the human condition in the next 50 years.

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