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College News USCG Sector Commander Captain Case presented an award to the crew of the R/V Weatherbird II on July 22, 2015. Tampa Bay media outlets were on scene for a follow up story about the Weatherbird rescue of a man who fell overboard at night and was missing for over an hour in Tampa Bay.

July 20, 2015 USF research students, FIO crew save boater FIO shared video from the vessel showing it was dark, with 3-foot waves, and a fast-moving current. “It was pretty dangerous out there,” said FIO Marine Tech.

Guy Harvey Scholar

NOSAMS Internship

NASA NESSF fellowship

The scholarship, established in 2010 through a partnership between Florida Sea Grant and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, recognizes students at Florida universities whose research focuses on the biology, ecology, habitat or management of fish in Florida’s marine environment. Since the award was established, $124,000 in scholarships has now been given to 27 students at nine Florida universities.

Devon Firesinger was awarded a NOSAMS (National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometer, WHOI) research internship. He submitted a proposal titled, “Utilization of continuous flow accelerator mass spectrometry and Bayesian accumulation modeling to produce a real time radiocarbon age model of a sediment core.”

Abdiel Laureano-Rosario was selected for NASA NESSF fellowship.

Marcy Cockrell, a Ph.D. student is working with Steve Murawski..

The internship includes research funds and a travel allowance.

He been selected as one of the 64 recipients (out of 391 applicants) of this year’s prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF). Abdiel Laureano-Rosario , a Ph.D. student is working with Frank Muller Karger.

DevonFiresinger, a M.S. student is working with Brad Rosenheim..

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