Celebration of USF Research Begins Monday

ResearchOne kicks off with insights on the Gulf oil spill, exhibits and faculty awards.

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 8, 2010) – At 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, the biggest ResearchOne ever kicks off the week-long celebration of USF research with a timely symposium on the Gulf oil spill, led by USF marine scientists at the heart of the research into the Deepwater Horizon explosion. William Hogarth, Al Hine, Robert Weisberg, David Hollander and Ernst Peebles will share their perspectives from the front line of the disaster, discussing what actually happened, where the oil has gone, what is happening underwater and the impact on marine life.

Michael Crosby, from USF research partner Mote Marine Laboratory, will present the potential impact on marine food. The event includes a time for questions from the audience, along with exhibits of equipment used to explore the spill. Exhibits open at 8:30 a.m. in the IDRB Galleria, in the USF Research Park. From 11:30 – 3:30, Mote Marine's mobile exhibit, featuring a 1,200 tropical fish tank and other attractions will be open for tours in the Research Park parking lot.

On Monday, Oct. 11 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., the IDRB Galleria will host an interdisciplinary research exhibition, with the presentation of the Outstanding Research Achievement Awards at 5 p.m. Members of the USF faculty receiving this year's awards are:

P. Amina Alio, Community & Family Health
Matthias M. Batzill, Physics
S. Elizabeth Bird, Anthropology
Jerri D. Edwards, School of Aging Studies
Carolyn S. Ellis, Communication
Cecile A. Lengacher, Nursing
Lynn Bloxom (Marty) Martin II, Integrative Biology
Casey W. Miller, Physics
Eric A. Storch, Pediatrics
Thomas R. Unnash, Global Health

A complete calendar of ResearchOne events can be found here.

The IDRB Galleria is located in the USF Research Park at 3720 Spectrum Boulevard. Free visitor parking (see 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.

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

ResearchOne Contacts:
Judy Lowry, 974-3181, jlowry@research.usf.edu
Lynn Cooil, 974-8124, lcooil@research.usf.edu