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Both USF and Salsbury University All-Aboard teams take a selfie in front of Ragland Bottom Center Hill Lake in Sparta, TN during a group geology scavenger hunt.

Bull’s Eye for JEDI on the high seas (er … a freshwater lake!)

Last year NSF launched a two-year pilot program called All-ABOARD, which stands for “Alliance-Building Offshore to Achieve Resilience and Diversity.” The goal of this program, hosted by Columbia University, is to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) initiatives in STEM fields—especially the geosciences, which are one of the least racially diverse fields of science.

May 27, 2022Diversity, News

Natalia López Figueroa, CMS Ph.D. candidate

USF CMS student Natalia López Figueroa awarded NOAA Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

CMS Ph.D. candidate Natalia López Figueroa was awarded a Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship administered by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management.

May 25, 2022Awards, Diversity, News

Hispanic Heritage Month

USF CMS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through October 15th, I did a Q&A with members of our Hispanic/Latinx/a/o community here at the USF College of Marine Science.

October 11, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Diversity

The All-ABOARD pilot project aims to build diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geosciences. In the fall, or as soon as pandemic restrictions lift, four teams will take part in a unique in-person retreat that will partially take place on a research ship (such as this one, the RV Sally Ride) operated by the U.S. Academic Fleet. Photo: U.S. Navy

USF Team Selected to Join New NSF Diversity Program

The goal of this two-year program hosted by Columbia University to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) initiatives in STEM.

May 7, 2021Diversity, News

Emeritus Dean, Dr. Peter Betzer

Former Dean Betzer Gives Keynote at GOMURC

Emeritus Dean, Dr. Peter Betzer gave a keynote address at the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshop.

March 3, 2021Diversity

Transmission electron micrograph of a phage that infects a marine bacterium called Vibrio natriegens, an emerging model organism for marine lab studies. Under Breitbart’s mentorship, Yonas described the genome, which he reported in Microbiology Resource Announcements.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make me a Match!

New Virtual Research Program Exceeds Expectations During COVID-19 Shutdown.

November 30, 2020COVID-19, Diversity, News

Karyna Rosario, PhD, who graduated from USF in 2010, was a recipient of the Bridge to the Doctorate fellowship. She now works as a research scientist in the marine genomics lab run by Mya Breitbart, PhD.

City of St. Petersburg supports USF efforts to further enhance diversity with new pledge to College of Marine Science

The City of St. Petersburg has contributed $125,000 to the University of South Florida Foundation to help enhance diversity in the ocean sciences.

October 30, 2020Diversity, News

Student Tione Grant tends the CTD aboard a research cruise as part of the NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at the USF College of Marine Science in 2019.

A Grand Challenge That Rivals Rising Seas: Creating a Culture of Diversity in Ocean Science

The USF College of Marine Science began its fight for increased ethnic diversity in oceanography 20 years ago. There is a lot underway, and a lot more to do.

August 28, 2020Diversity, News

REU participants attended a lunch hosted by Sloan UCEM at USF Top of the Palms with Bernard Batson and COE students. (left to right: Richard Rivera, Angel Cedeño, Jenelle DeVry, Tione Grant, and Alexis Peterson)

REU 2019 Summary

The USF College of Marine Sciences (CMS) hosted five Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) participants this summer from four minority serving institutions.

August 4, 2019Diversity, News

USF CMS will be hosting a second Diversity Workshop. Photo Credit: USFSP

USF CMS will be Hosting a Second Diversity Workshop

USF CMS will be hosting a second Diversity Workshop this Friday, September 28, 2018 from 1pm to 3 pm in the MSL conference room.

September 25, 2018Diversity, News

Credit: Christopher Kimmel, Getty Images

Why Don’t the Geosciences Have More Diversity?

One factor may be minorities’ lack of significant childhood experience with outdoor spaces.

August 3, 2018Diversity, News

Dinorah Chacin Amoren of the Fish Ecology Lab

Get to know Dinorah Chacin Amorena a PhD student at the Fish Ecology Lab

Dinorah Chacin Amorena, a PhD student at the Fish Ecology Lab gives you a sneak peak into her personal life.

July 16, 2018Blogs and Perspectives, Diversity

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