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.

International Whale Shark Conference in Australia – Katie Serba

Honors student Katie Serba presented her research at the International Whale Shark Conference in Australia during the summer of 2019. Here is a brief description of her experience: “I was actually the only undergraduate at the conference, so I was able to make many new connections with other researchers and professors, as well as shareContinue reading “International Whale Shark Conference in Australia – Katie Serba”

Symposium: Cynthia Heil – Red Tide/Harmful Algal Blooms

The final Honors symposium of the 2018-2019 academic year was organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry. Dr. Cynthia Heil, from MOTE Marine Aquarium, discussed her research on red tides, which are now referred to as Harmful Algal Blooms or HABs.

Aquarium Assistance with Jessica Larson

Seeking out your dreams and aspirations is an important aspect of college, yet one that most students save for graduation. Freshman honors student Jessica Larson, however, seized the opportunity the moment that one arrived. Rising from a impermanent assistant at the Halloween event to a consistent staff member, Larson was able to earn a positionContinue reading “Aquarium Assistance with Jessica Larson”

Making News – Jessica Elson

Honors student Jessica Elson was recently highlighted in a UT Journal story on the work being done on Sweetings Pond on Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas by UT professors Heather Masonjones and Emily Rose. The story noted Jessica’s important contributions and insights to the project as well as her own independent research she is conductingContinue reading “Making News – Jessica Elson”

Making News – Ally Marter

UT Honors student and Marine Science major, Ally Marter, was recently highlighted on the UT home page for her work this summer with SeaTrek. Marter was the lead biologist for a group of 150 high school students who lived on boats and spent their time scuba diving, sailing, hiking, and studying marine science.