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Fri, 2014/10/31 - 9:53am

American Water Resources Association, Florida Section Student Research Poster Contest - Call For Abstracts

Florida Gulf Coast University will be the site of the 24th Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference. This conference is hosted in collaboration by eight professional societies and public interest groups, as the premier event in water resources technical information in southwest Florida. The conference brings together researchers, managers, agency staff, consultants, and other interested parties to discuss ongoing scientific research and innovative projects, to share ideas, and to increase awareness of the issues of water supply, water use efficiency, waterbody protection, watershed health, and environmental sustainability facing Florida today.

This student research poster contest is open to all Florida students and students conducting research in Florida. We seek abstracts in any of a wide range of topics pertaining to the field of water resources.

Deep-C, Boys & Girls Club logos
Mon, 2014/10/06 - 10:07am

The Deep-C Consortium has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club - Afterschool Program to provide four local schools with free ocean science presentations. So far, we have visited two elementary schools and it has been great to interact with the students. Volunteer assistants are essential to this program. Simply having more people allows us to expose the kids to more hands-on activities. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Brittany Pace at

Fri, 2014/10/03 - 2:45pm

Each year, EOAS alum Bill Maxwell invites all the field camp participants to his house for dinner.  It’s always a great time and everyone was very appreciative.

Mon, 2014/09/22 - 3:15pm

Win a $500 scholarship just by preparing for your future! Enter your Career Portfolio in The Career Center’s contest by October 24th for a chance to win.

Wed, 2014/09/17 - 9:13am

It’s fall Semester and time once again for the Local Forecast Contest. This semester we will be forecasting for one city for the first five (5) weeks of the contest and forecasting for another city for the last five (5) weeks of the contest. This is different from years past where we forecasted for a different city each week.

Dr. Ekaterina Maksimova
Thu, 2014/09/11 - 12:44pm

Dr. Ekaterina Maksimova, (Ph.D. 2012), has received a very prestigious fellowship from the Division of Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship. This Fellowship will allow Ekatrina to continue her research in the dynamics of ocean circulation in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico with its relation to the ecology of the region. She will affiliate with the College of Marine Science at USF and FSU COAPS.

GREEN Study Abroad Opportunity
Thu, 2014/09/11 - 10:55am

The GREEN Program is now accepting applications for their Iceland, Peru and Philadelphia programs for Winter, Spring & Summer break of 2015.

Wed, 2014/09/10 - 2:44pm

Looking for a winter break 3-credit field course? Study, snorkel & SCUBA dive along the Caribbean coast of Mexico Gain valuable career skills in hands-on ecosystem field research Earn 3 undergraduate transfer credits during winter break

Women in Leadership Institute
Mon, 2014/09/08 - 10:11am

The Women’s Leadership Institute will be held Oct. 24 and 25 on FSU’s campus. The Institute will engage up to 49 undergraduate women in a leadership learning institute; enhance participants’ leadership identity and leadership capacity; increase participants awareness of personal abilities and emotions through honest self-understanding and authenticity, as well as the role they play in developing relationships and capitalizing on difference; and assist participants in learning strategies to create positive sustainable change in their communities.

ISS-RapidScat Artist Concept
Thu, 2014/09/04 - 11:08am

Dr. Mark Bourassa is leading the NASA Ocean Vector Winds Science Team that will work with RapidSCAT data. The RapidSCAT instrument is scheduled to launch Sept. 19 and will be attached to the International Space Station. One novel use for this mission is the examination of the diurnal cycle. Other more typical applications are studies of hurricanes (very early stages of tropical development) and ocean upwelling.