Winter 2015 – Education Spotlight

Ph.D. student Ryan Sibert directs the young ROV pilots at a game in Athens, Georgia. Photo Credit: Christine Laporte/ECOGIG.

Ph.D. student Ryan Sibert directs the young ROV pilots at a game in Athens, Georgia. Photo Credit: Christine Laporte/ECOGIG.

(From Winter 2015 Newsletter)

ECOGIG scientists recently launched the “Science at the Stadium” education program to connect fascinating undersea research technology with the thrilling college football atmosphere. On game day at the University of Georgia (UGA) and University of Mississippi (UM) stadiums, researchers invited kids to pilot remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), the robotic submarines used in marine research. Visitors had the opportunity to build their own ROV and see the Mola Mola, an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) that takes detailed pictures of the seafloor.

Deep-C hosted its Inaugural Student Research Symposium in fall of 2014. This two-day event focused on helping students navigate the challenges they face in their journey to become scientists, now and in the future. Students shared their ongoing research while audience members recorded their observations and suggestions, such as details about specific slides or public- speaking techniques to provide constructive feedback. Short talks by invited experts, interspersed throughout the days, addressed carefully selected student-centered topics, such as “Responsible Conduct in Research,” “Stewardship of Scientific Datasets,” and “Put Your Degree to Work: Planning for a Successful Career.”

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