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Three CREST Students Won First Place for Oral Presentations

Posted on October 26, 2014

Three CREST Students Won First Place for Oral Presentations

On the 26th -29th of October, 2014, CREST students and scientists participated in the Educational Partnership Program (EPP) 7th Biennial Education and Science Forum sponsored by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). NOAA EPP provides funding for the education and development of a diverse workforce that directly supports NOAA’s mission. It was another successful forum that was attended by 400 participants most of whom presented their research. 50 CREST participants (faculty and students) engaged in this 3-day forum.

The pre-forum events started with networking where students met University and NOAA Scientists in an informal setting and discussed their personal experiences and future aspirations. The 3-day forum engaged NOAA-EPP-CSC students; faculty; scientists and NOAA EPP alumni who engaged in showcasing their research outcomes within four thematic areas to align with NOAA’s four missions— Climate Adaptation and Mitigation, Weather Ready Nation, Healthy Oceans, and Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies. The forum officially kicked off with a presidential talk by Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator. Other featured speakers included the United States Congress and NOAA Chief Scientist Richard Spindrad.

Twenty NOAA-CREST students received awards for their outstanding poster and oral presentations. Eight of them received the First Place Awards. Katherine Jensen, Stivaly Paulino and John Sullivan received oral presentation awards and Equisha Glenn, Kohinoor Mahi, Rowan Bado, Ricardo Vargas and Brian Carroll received poster presentation awards.

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