The Consortium for Ocean Leadership has extended an invitation to Dr. Howard Walters to participate on a national panel in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 11 and 12, 2016. The COL has implemented the National Ocean Sciences Bowl in 24 regions of the country over the past 20 years, with funding support from NSF, NOAA, and the National Ocean Partnership Programs, and the United States Navy. Walters has been funded for 18 years to research and study the program, and to advise the project leadership and the funding agencies.
Walters and his colleague Dr. Tina Bishop have published multiple studies of the program over the years.
Currently, there have been nine doctoral dissertations focused on Walters' findings and methods.