NWFD_10 Careers in Science Webinar Series is Back for Fall 2020
Oregon Sea Grant Marine Education has more fun opportunities for students (grades 6-12 – though all ages would enjoy) who are interested in pursuing careers in marine science. Help us spread the word! Our careers in science webinars provide a great opportunity for students to engage LIVE with professionals, learn about job opportunities, and hear about the paths our presenters have taken to get to where they are today. Cost is FREE and pre-registration is required. Be sure to determine the age-specific webinar series below that works best for your budding marine scientist. Learn more on our Career Day website!
Careers in Science Investigations (CSI) Webinar Series
Audience: Grades 9-12
When: Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 9 @ 4 pm (PT)
Growing Engineers and Marine Scientists (GEMS) Webinar Series
Audience: Grades 6-8
When: Oct 21, Nov 4, Dec 2, Dec 16 @ 4 pm (PT)
Upcoming Webinar Speakers and Topics
CSI Webinar (grades 9-12) – Drones, Whales, and the Deep Sea – Wednesday, Oct 14 @ 4 pm (PT) – Register Now
- Clara Bird, Graduate Student, Marine Mammal Institute, OSU
Clara is a graduate student in the Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafauna Lab at Oregon State University (OSU), who is using drone footage to study the body condition and behavioral ecology of gray whales. She has also used drones to study Adelie penguins, humpback and minke whales off of the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Join us and hear about her exciting experiences working with technology and marine mammals!
- Dr. Andrew Thurber, Associate Professor/Researcher, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, OSU
Dr. Thurber will share what it’s like to study the microbial communities that are critical to deep sea and polar habitat function. You will gain insight on how his research provides him countless hours in the lab, diving in shallow waters, and exploring thousands of meters below the ocean surface.
GEMS Webinar (grades 6-8) – Fisheries, Sea Turtles, and Sounds of the Sea – Wednesday, Oct 21 @ 4 pm (PT) – Register Now
- Dr. Selene Fregosi, Postdoctoral Researcher, Cooperative Institute for Marine Resource Studies, OSU, NOAA PME
Dr. Fregosi is a marine mammal acoustician, who uses sound to study marine life. She will share how and why scientists use acoustics to study whales, some of the cool technologies she uses to listen to the ocean, and why noise pollution is a conservation concern. Tune in to hear some unique marine mammals sounds!
- Victoria Quennessen, Graduate Student, Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, OSU
Victoria is a graduate student in Fisheries Science at OSU, who is currently working to develop mathematical and computational tools to help address fisheries management and sea turtle survival in the face of climate change. She will also discuss her path in marine science, including her undergraduate experience, what it’s like to work in a lab, and her experience as a first generation graduate student.