Sean Beckwith

Sean Beckwith
Sean Beckwith

Web Content Developer
Education:  M.S. in Marine Science
Concentration:  Geological Oceanography, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida
B.S. in Environmental Science, College of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Florida
Office Phone:  727.553.1138
Email:  stbeckwith@mail.usf.edu

 

A short paragraph or two describing what you do at the college

As a multi-media science communicator, I work with the Adobe Creative suite to produce videos and write articles showcasing current research that is conducted by professors, students, and researchers within the College of Marine Science.  I rely on my background in marine science to create accurate stories that reflect the most important aspects of the research, and I try to frame each story in a way that a general audience can appreciate.  Marine science occurs on ships, underwater, in the laboratory, and on computers through powerful, innovative software.  As I conduct interviews and learn from the researchers themselves, I hope to come away with a synthesis of the core scientific discoveries or improvements and to be able to relay the passion of the individual as I tell their story. 

 

Four Quick Facts About Yourself

  • Enjoy surfing. Wish we had more waves to surf in west Florida. Wish I had time to surf if we had more waves to surf in west Florida.
  • Enjoy trying new beers, and breweries
  • Passion for world history and religion
  • Strong interest in Japanese language and culture

More from the Author

Remote Sensing, a necessary tool for studying biodiversity at effective scales
Written by Sean Beckwith, Web Content Developer for USFCMS ST. PETERSBURG, FL - From local to global and micro to macro, the applications of remote sensing are integral to understanding biodiversity across regions and filling the data gaps that exist between them. Dr. Frank Muller Karger and his group at ...
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Amelia Shevenell in Antarctica
Written by Sean Beckwith, Web Content Developer for USFCMS ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Since she was an undergraduate, Amelia Shevenell has been interested in how ocean and atmospheric temperatures influence Antarctica’s ice sheets in the distant and not-so-distant past. For at least 34 million years, Antarctica has been partially or ...
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Written by Sean Beckwith, Web Content Developer for USFCMS ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Marine organisms are affected by increasing temperatures and by declining oxygen and pH levels associated with changes in the global climate. Dr. Brad Seibel and fellow researchers seek to better understand how these changes affect unique as ...
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The Oceanography Camp for Girls - 2017
Written by Sean Beckwith, Web Content Developer for USFCMS ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The Oceanography Camp for Girls, which held its 25th anniversary last year, has just graduated another class of aspiring scientists and environmentally conscious thinkers. The three-week camp teaches girls about science by having them be the scientist ...
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Makenzie Burrows and Ellie Hudson-Heck and Students from the Girls Inc of Pinellas
Written by Sean Beckwith, Web Content Developer for USFCMS ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Over 30 girls, ages 7 to 9, visited the College of Marine Science to interact with the faculty, researchers, and student scientists on campus. The afterschool program blooms into a full camp during the summer months, touring ...
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Trace metal chemistry: less is more
Written by Sean Beckwith, Web Content Developer for USFCMS ST. PETERSBURG, FL - One billion liters of seawater would be required to gather just 25 grams of iron, yet this trace element is essential to every form of life on the planet. A group of scarce but biologically important elements ...
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Port St. Petersburg: Marine Exploration Center
Written by Sean Beckwith, Web Content Developer for USFCMS ST. PETERSBURG, FL - In conjunction with a renovated Port Saint Petersburg, the Marine Exploration Center is set to open by the end of this year. As the public face of the St. Pete Ocean Team, the Center will bring awareness ...
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Center for Maritime and Port Studies: Education and skills for safer harbors
Written by Sean Beckwith, Web Content Developer for USFCMS ST. PETERSBURG, FL - An estimated 50% of the world’s people live in coastal zones. The sea is the avenue for 90% of the world’s commerce and 95% of U.S. international trade. An expanded use of port facilities will require an ...
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Mya Breitbart & Ernst Peebles of USF College of Marine Science
Written by Sean Beckwith, Web Content Developer for USFCMS ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Towing a plankton net to scoop up fish eggs may be routine, but determining the species is a different matter altogether. A collaboration of two labs at the College of Marine Science uses a new method to ...
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