ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The scholarship, established in 2010 through a partnership between Florida Sea Grant and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, recognizes students at Florida universities whose research focuses on the biology, ecology, habitat or management of fish in Florida’s marine environment. Since the award was established, $124,000 in scholarships has now been given to 27 students at nine different Florida universities.
Marcy Cockrell, a Ph.D. student studying marine science at USF, is investigating how three marine protected areas in the Gulf of Mexico might benefit both fisheries yields and spawning populations. http://bit.ly/1LtbJ3C
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Join us Tuesday, August 18th, 4:30-6:30pm is our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour at another new location for us - St Pete Brewing Company. This will be a special networking event for us as additional festivities will be provided by the Marine Technology Society (see below). The event is self pay, park at the street meters and name tags will be provided. If you are a hiring manager or a job seeker this is the perfect event to make a connection. Please share this with any ocean science professionals you may know and encourage them to attend.
The Happy Hour will also be a quick chance to reconnect with the Florida Section of the Marine Technology Society (MTS). Already a member? Great! Want to be one? Now's the time to join. Interested in helping promote MTS and the Florida Section? MTS is excited to have you.
MTS Florida Section will provide food and a quick run down on the status of the Section and efforts to give it a jumpstart. In addition MTS will have a great raffle prize of goodies from Odyssey Marine Exploration. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. All monies raised will go to the Florida MTS Section.
Join the event on Facebook.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Next Tuesday, July 14th, 2015, at 4:30-6:30pm is our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour. The SeaSalt in the Sundial, 183 2nd Ave North St. Pete, FL 33701. They have a happy hour with 50% off wine, beer and cocktails. The event is selfpay, park in the nearby garage or at the street meters and name tags will be provided. If you are a hiring manager or a job seeker - this is the perfect event to make a connection!
Please share this with any ocean science professionals you may know and encourage them to attend.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Congratulations to to USFCMS student Abdiel Laureano-Rosario. He been selected as one of the 64 recipients (out of 391 applicants) of this year's prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF).
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - This Wednesday May 27th, 4:30-6:30pm is our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour at another new location for us at Tryst Gastro. Located at Lounge 240 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701.
The event is selfpay, park in the nearby garage or at the street meters and nametags will be provided. If you are a hiring manager or a job seeker. This is the perfect event to make a connection! Please share this with any ocean science professionals you may know and encourage them to attend.
If you also plan to attend the Blue Ocean Film Festival cocktail party, join us at Tryst before moving down the street to their 6pm event. Check out the Tryst Gastro Facebook Page.
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Speaker: Dr. Thierry Work
Affiliation: USGS National Wildlife Health Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Seminar Title: Grim Reaper's a calling. Diseases of marine wildlife in the Tropical Pacific
When: May 1, 2015 3:30pm EST
Where: MSL Conference Room (134)
Host: Mya Breitbart & Elizabeth Fahsbender
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Speaker: Dr. Cyril Marchand
Affiliation: Noumea, New Caledonia
Seminar Title: A Natural Biogeochemical Reactor
When: Apr. 30, 2015 3:30pm EST
Where: MSL Conference Room (134)
Host: Eugene Domack and Brad Rosenheim
Cyril is currently a senior research scientist at IRD (http://nouvelle-caledonie.ird.fr/)
Noumea, New Caledonia; on assignment in the Can Gio mangrove forest of Vietnam.
He has worked and published on mangrove biogeochemistry and blue carbon
aspects of coastal ecosystems in French Guiana, Guadeloupe, New Caledonia, and Vietnam.
His visit is jointly sponsored by the CMS and the USGS
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TAMPA, Fl - Congratulations to the University of South Florida College of Marine Science 2014-2015 Inductees.
About 125 USF employees were inducted into the Academy of Certified Research Administrators at USF. Members of the Academy are employees who have earned the Certified Research Administer at USF (CRA-USF) credential, the Graduate Certificate in Research Administration (GCRA) or a certificate from the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC).
The Academy’s mission is to recognize research administration as a respected profession; enhance the visibility of the pivotal role that research administrators have in USF’s success as a high impact, global research university; and to encourage a passion for excellence in research administration.
A complete copy of the event program may be viewed here: USF TRAIN Award Luncheon Program, April 2, 2015.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - It’s that time of year again to show support of a local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program and the organization who for 7 years has had a tremendous focus on STEM education for girls K-12. There are many men and woman in the community who provide time in mentoring and program curriculum creation/facilitation to help Girls Inc. of Pinellas be able to offer a top notch STEM program. Girls Inc. of Pinellas recognizes a woman in a STEM career who provides mentorship and supports local/National community programs focused on inspiring girls in STEM.
Girls Inc. of Pinellas will hold it’s 2015 STEM Woman of the Year Luncheon on May 13th11:30-1:00 at the Birchwood Hotel 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
The 2015 STEM Woman of the Year award recipient is an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida in the College of Marine Science.
Mya Breitbart is a National Academy of Sciences’ Kavli Frontiers Fellow and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and was recognized as one of Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant Ten” young scientists in 2013. Mya’s research uses genomic sequencing to explore the identify, diversity and distribution of viruses in a wide range of environments, ranging from seawater to sewage. In addition, her laboratory has created new methods for discovering novel viral pathogens causing disease in plants and animals. Mya is a lifelong Girl Scout and has positively impacted girls in the Tampa Bay region through creating and equipping a fully-functional marine science laboratory at the local Girl Scout camp Wai Lani. Mya has hosted marine science and technology workshops for over 200 girls on top of running numerous camps. Mya is also involved as a faculty mentor for the USF Oceanography Camp for Girls, a volunteer moderator for the National Ocean Science Spoonbill Bowl, a FabFems role model, a Florida Girls Collaborative Project leadership team member and an advisory board member for the Florida Aquarium’s Center for Conservation.
Congratulations to Mya Breitbart on her recognition as Girls Inc. of Pinellas STEM Woman of the Year!
Although Girls Inc. is a 50+ year organization it’s efforts in our local community are very much a best kept secret. In an effort to bring them the resources and financially support girls to attend this gemstone program Girls Inc. of Pinellas relies heavily on contributions. The goal this year is to raise $35K through luncheon table sponsorships and personal contributions from table guests.
Here is a link to the 2014 STEM Woman of the Year event. http://www.girlsinc-pinellas.org/STEM-2014