USF Marine Scientists to Kick Off ResearchOne 2010

Oct. 11 kickoff features USF researchers involved with tracking Gulf oil spill.

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 3, 2010) – ResearchOne, USF's annual week-long celebration of USF researchers, will kick-off at 9 a.m., Monday Oct. 11 in the Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB) Galleria, with “Tracking the Spill”, an event focused on the impact of the Gulf oil spill and the pivotal role that USF marine scientists have played in this national disaster. In addition to expert speakers and presentations, the event will feature exhibits of equipment used by USF's marine scientists and the Mote Marine Response Trailer from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The event is sponsored by the Florida High Tech Corridor.

The kickoff brings together expert speakers and researchers from the College of Marine Science to put the Gulf oil spill into perspective, explain what really happened, where the oil is going, what is happening underwater, and explore risks, problems, and the impact of the spill on marine life.

Speakers include College of Marine Science Dean William Hogarth, Associate Dean Al Hine, and scientists Robert Weisberg, David Hollander, and Ernst Peebles. The event will also feature Michael Crosby from Mote Marine Laboratory, and an overview of the Tampa Library's Gulf Oil Spill Information Center Website.

The IDRB Galleria is located in the USF Research Park at 3720 Spectrum Boulevard. Free visitor parking is available (See red lot marked on map here).

Sponsored by the Office of Research & Innovation, ResearchOne 2010 takes place Oct 11-15, and celebrates the work of USF faculty, staff and student researchers, scientists, scholars and inventors with a variety of speakers, poster presentations, displays, lab tours, award ceremonies and more.

A complete calendar of ResearchOne events can be found here.

Sponsors include: Smith and Hopen, P.A.; Florida High Tech Corridor; Draper Laboratory and Embassy Suites Hotel / Tampa-USF near Busch Gardens

Event Contacts:
Sponsorships: Judy Lowry, 974-3181,
Event Scheduling: Lynn Cooil, 974-8124,