Abdiel Laureano-Rosario selected for NASA NESSF fellowship

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).

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event May 27 2015

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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Grim Reaper's a calling. Diseases of marine wildlife in the Tropical Pacific


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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A Natural Biogeochemical Reactor


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

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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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Estuarine responses to long-term changes in barrier island morphology


Speaker: Dr. Ryan Mulligan

Affiliation: Queen’s University, Canada

Seminar Title: Estuarine responses to long-term changes in barrier island morphology

When: Apr. 23, 2015 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Cheryl Hapke (USGS)

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Research administrators from USFCMS recognized

TAMPA, Fl - Congratulations to the University of South Florida College of Marine Science 2014-2015 Inductees. 

They are Betty Rahn, Nancy Holloway and Anita Thompson.

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.

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Mya Breitbart awarded the 2015 STEM Woman of the Year

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


More Information:

STEM Invitation 2015

STEM Sponsorship 2015

Introduction to Girls Inc. 2015


The seasonal signature of submesoscale turbulence observed from moorings in the North Atlantic


Speaker: Dr. Christian Buckingham

Affiliation: University of Southampton

Seminar Title: The seasonal signature of submesoscale turbulence observed from moorings in the North Atlantic

When: Apr. 17, 2015 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Boris Galperin (USFCMS)

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The 2015 Eminent Scholar Lecture Series

ST. PETERSBURG, Fl - The Eminent Scholar Lecture Series (ESLS) is a two day lecture series held annually during the Spring semester. The ESLS is presented by the USF College of Marine Science, and the
US Geological Survey , and sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times. The ESLS brings in four speakers from institutions across the United States and abroad to address a given marine science topic.  All lectures are open to the public.

Spring 2015 ESLS: Frontiers in Marine Science


ESLS Frontiers in Marine Science


Dates: April (9-10) 2015, Thursday and Friday

Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium, FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, USFSP, 100 Eighth Ave. S.E., St. Petersburg, FL

Contact: 727-553-1130

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