Workshops & Talks
Attending workshops is an important part of attaining knowledge from the science community. It has assisted me in networking and collaborating with other scientists. It has guided me in sharing my ideas, and listening to others.
Talks are excellent ways to share scientific knowledge to all stakeholders, either within your general field of study, or to others outside of your field of study.
Diverse Ocean science Community through Collaboration
The DOOC workshop supported participants from research institutions (R1s) and minority serving institutions (MSIs) to visit California State University, Monterey, California in early August 2022.
Participants worked together, using various team building activities to form collaborations between institutions, to develop future NSF grants.
Black In Marine Science
One of my favorite things to do is sharing my experiences with research in the academic field of study. My mission is to train students in molecular techniques used to answer research questions. Then, to assist them in applying to graduate programs, or summer research experience for students (REUs), and internships in the scientific field. BIMS has provided me with a platform to do this!
See the link below for this talk:
I enjoy doing BIMS Bites because I get to share certain aspects of my research in 5 mins. This also is a good way to tell others about why your research is important, and in a quick, but important manner. Symbionts are sensational, specifically symbionts in cnidarians, such as zoantharians. There is much we can learn from symbionts in leu of climate change. Check out the link below to learn more!
I always enjoy being a guest speaker for Black In Marine Science, especially when I can talk about academia and research. As the program coordinator for biology at the University of Tennessee Southern, I continually attend workshops on pedagogy, as the way we teach has to adapt to the ever-changing methods of learning, or lack thereof.
Since it's inception, Black In Marine Science has provided many opportunities for members to share their knowledge. Led by Dr. Tiara Moore, BIMS has made a mark on representing and featuring diversity in marine science.
The 3rd BIMS Week held virtually November 27th to December 3rd, 2022 featured many exciting presentations and talks. I had the opportunity to be a day lead for Youth Day, and interviewed many amazing up and coming youth in BIMS. It was Lit!
I am the program coordinator for the biology program at the University of Tennessee Southern. Other than program supply orders and assessment, my other duties are teaching both science and non-science majors, and assisting biology majors prepare for the next stage of their careers, which may be graduate school or internships. Additionally, undergraduate research continues to be a high impact practice for students, hence I always have 1-2 students conducting research with me.