LMRCSC was proud to be a part of the 6th Education and Science Forum, held March 26-28, 2012 in Tallahassee, FL and thanks Florida A & M University for hosting this successful event, which showcased research being conducted by students from the four NOAA Cooperative Science Centers. The excellence of the student presentations and the extent to which their research is addressing NOAA goals was clearly evident. LMRCSC was also proud that nine of its students, both graduate and undergraduate, were recognized with awards for their presentations at the forum. These students represented five of the seven LMRCSC partners and three of the four different technical sessions. The awards received by LMRCSC students are listed below.
Oral Presentation Awards
Jeanette Davis, (Ph.D) University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. “Bacterial Symbionts of a Marine Invertebrate as Sources of Anticancer Compounds”. Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation (Health Oceans Session)
M. Murphy, (B.S.) Savannah State University. “NOAA’s Preserve America Initiative: Unlocking the History of African Americans in Georgia’s Coastal Fisheries”. Best Undergraduate Student Oral Presentation (Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies session)
Poster Presentation Awards
Eric Evans, (Ph.D) University of Maryland Eastern Shore. “The Effects of El Nino Southern Oscillation Events on the Abundance, Distribution, and Recruitment of Bay Anchovy (Anchoamitchilli) in the Maryland Coastal Bays”. Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation (Weather Ready Nation Session)
Crystal Smith, (B.S.) Savannah State University. “An Assessment of Microbial Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) in Coastal Georgia Sediment” Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation (Health Oceans Session):
Symone Johnson, (B.S.) Hampton University. “Hypoxia Tolerance of the Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus)” Best Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation (Healthy Oceans Session)
Whitney Dyson, (M.S.) University of Maryland Eastern Shore. “A PCR-based Assay for Detection of Hematodinium Sp. In Sediment and Water from the Maryland and Virginia Coastal Bays”. Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation (Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies session)
Rehab Elfadul, (Ph.D) University of Maryland Eastern Shore. “Determination of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) in Maryland Coastal Bay (MCB)”. Honorable mention Graduate Student Poster Presentation (Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies session)
Keya Jackson, (B.S.) Hampton University. “Scales, a Nonlethal Alternative to Muscle Tissue for Observing C(13) and N(15) Stable Isotopes of Atlantic Croaker”. Honorable Mention – Undergraduate Student (Healthy Oceans Session).
Amy Cannon, (B.S.) Delaware State University. “Wastewater Discharge in Delaware Inland Bays Tidal Canal: A Case Study on Heavy Metal Contaminants”. Honorable mention Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation (Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies session).