Coffee Conversation – How safe is our drinking water?

Dr. Kimberly Dobrinski led a Coffee Conversation discussing the safety of drinking water throughout the US. The students discussed a variety of topics, ranging from inequality in access to water to specific instances of water pollution concerns like those in Flint Michigan.

Honors Symposium – Bridgette Froeschke – MRSA and staphylococcus in Tampa Bay

UT Biology professor, Bridgette Froeschke, aided by some of the students in her lab, presented on her ongoing work examining the pervasiveness of staphylococcus and MRSA in the Tampa Bay area (not just the bay but also in the Hillsborough River). She found that it MRSA – the antibiotic resistant strain of staphylococcus – isContinue reading “Honors Symposium – Bridgette Froeschke – MRSA and staphylococcus in Tampa Bay”

Excursion – Trawling in BIOS II

Dr. Kevin Beach from UT’s department of Biology recently took a group of Honors students trawling on the Biology Department’s BIOS II boat. The students spent several hours towing nets in Tampa Bay to learn more about both the process of marine science research and then learning about the different organisms they caught.