ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Please join us Friday, January 12, 2018, at 9:30 am in the MSL Conference Room for the 35th Annual Graduate Student Symposium. Come out and see the next generation of marine scientists present their research. There will be free breakfast goodies and free lunch from The Campus Grind (taco 'bout a delicious meal in store for up to 70 people), and coffee.
Kicking off the symposium will be our plenary speaker, Dr. Kara Radabaugh present her talk on "Blue Carbon in Tampa Bay Coastal Wetlands and Other Mangroves Tales." Dr. Radabaugh is a Biological Scientist at Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute specializing in Coastal Wetlands Research. She is a USFCMS alumni and former student of Dr. Ernst Peebles.
Oral presentations will last from 10:15 am to 3:45 pm in the MSL Conference Room. Each oral presentation will last up to 12 minutes, followed by up to 3 minutes of questions. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place oral presenters based on the scoring from our four official judges.
Poster presentations will last from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm during the first TGIF of the semester in the MSL Student Lounge. One prize will be awarded for Best Poster according to scoring by two official judges. So come on out an enjoy some refreshments as you talk to CMS students about their research.