Marine Science

Marine Science

Student Research Symposium Awards

Faculty members of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, selected recipients of the Best Overall Scientific Presentation Awards.  Members of ASPEC (The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College) served as judges for Best Oral and Best Poster Presentation Awards, which were made possible through SunTrust/ASPEC/Faculty Learning Grants.  Each winning presentation received a $100 prize.

ASPEC Awards for Best Oral Presentation

2013 INVESTIGATING BACTERIAL COMMUNITIES IN THE CARIBBEAN SPONGE CALLYSPONGIA VAGINALIS, Duscher, A., S. Fortin, C. Hughes, K. Sharp, M. Zaino, C. Zink
Second Place: SHIFTS IN BACTERIAL COMMUNITY COMPOSITION DURING PORITES ASTREOIDES REPRODUCTION, Tan, M., K. Ritchie, K. Sharp, J. Shoots

2012 TEMPERATURE AND SALINITY EFFECTS ON THE PRE-FEEDING LIFE-STAGES OF SUMMER FLOUNDER, Charpentier, C., C. Chambers

2011 THE DEVELOPMENT OF HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSTS ON MESOPOROUS SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR BIOFUEL SYNTHESIS, McKenney, M., Y. Hangun-Balkir

2010 ¡OLÉ! BULL TROUT POPULATION RESTORATION IN CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK Carey, D., D. Hering

2009 BIODIESEL:  A RENEWABLE BIOFUEL, AN OVERVIEW OF EXPERIMENTATIONS, Kehr, J., Y. Hangun-Balkir

ASPEC Awards for Best Poster Presentation

2013 EFFECTS OF PREDATION AND PARASITISM ON CLIMBING BEHAVIOR ON THE MARINE SNAIL, CERITHIDEA SCALARIFORMIS, Belgrad, B., C. Duca, N. Smith
USE OF THE PLANT CYTOKININ KINETIN IN THE RESCUE OF THE SPLICING DISORDER FAMILIAL DYSAUTONOMIA, Schlosser, A.
Second Place:  SEDIMENTATION PATTERNS POST BP: GULF OF MEXICO 2012, Hill, K.
A HISTOLOGICAL INVESTOGATION OF THE CANNABINOID RECEPTOR BFCBR IN THE FLORIDA LANCELET (BRANCHIOSTOMA FLORIDAE) USING IN SITU HYBRIDIZATION, Koetsier, J., G. Gerdeman, J. New

2012 EROSION AND DEPOSITION PATTERNS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AS A RESULT OF THE “100-YEAR” FLOOD EVENT OF APRIL 2011, Meyer, D., M. Magnani, K. McIntosh
CHROMOSOMAL TRANSLOCATIONS:  A LOOK INTO A CAUSE FOR ASD, Henderson, T., M. Talkowski, J. F. Gusella, C. Hanscom

2011 DEVELOPMENTAL AND NEUROLOGICAL EFFECTS OF EMBRYONIC EXPOSURE TO COMMON PESTICIDES AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS IN ZEBRAFISH (DANIO RERIO), Battey, T., S. San Francisco, S. Nichols, D. B. Flaherty
REVERSE ENGINEERING AND MODIFICATION OF A GAMMA SCAN SYSTEM:  A UNIQUE HIGH PRECISION, NON-DESTRUCTIVE TECHNIQUE FOR RADIOMETRIC SEDIMENT AGE DATING, Browning, T. N., G. R. Brooks

2010 EYE CAN SEE EVERYTHING: VISUAL PHYSIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY OF THE SUPRALITTORAL AMPHIPOD, ORCHESTIA PLATENSIS, Putts, M., J. Cohen

2009 ISOLATION, PURIFICATION, AND PRELIMINARY MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF   NOVEL  CYTOTOXIC COMPOUNDS ASSOCIATED WITH PLANKTOTHRIX AGARDHII, Wright, B., P. Moeller

Sigma Xi Awards for Best Overall Scientific Presentation

2013 DNA ANALYSIS OF BACTERIA ON DISEASED AND HEALTHY SPECIMENS OF THE OCTOCORAL GENUS EUNICEA, Fortin, S., H. Ashworth, V. Brinkhuis, A. Dusher, C. Hughes, K. Sharp, M. Tan, M. Zaino, C. Zink

2012 SYNTHESIS & EVALUATION OF CURCUMIN DERIVATIVES AS STAT3 INHIBITORS, Ramer, J., A. Teets, R. Squitieri, G. Bradley, P. Maciejczyk, D. Grove

2011 GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN INTER-SPECIFIC HYBRIDIZATION BETWEEN TWO SPECIES OF PACIFIC CORALS, Tan, M. H. Y., C. Prada, M. E. Hellberg

2010 POPULATION CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN CALLINECTES SAPIDUS MEGALOPAE MIGRATINGINTO ESTUARIES AND OVIGEROUS FEMALES MIGRATING OFFSHORE TO SPAWN, Van Bibber, N., T. Schultz
Honorable Mention: WATCHING PEOPLE WATCHING DOLPHINS: A STUDY INTO THE COMPLIANCE TO VOLUNTARY VIEWING GUIDELINES IN TAMPA BAY, McEachern, M., S. Gowans

2009 MOLECULAR POPULATION STRUCTURE AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF THE GULF PIPEFISH, SYNGNATHUS SCOVELLI, IN FLORIDA WATERS, Storer, C., R. Harbeitner, A. Rickli-Rahman, N. Van Bibber, W. Szelistowski

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