May 20: Science by the Shore

May 20: Science by the Shore

Published: Monday, April 3, 2017

The graduate students and postdocs of the UF Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience would like to invite you to our Fifth Annual Science by the Shore Symposium (formerly Biology at the Beach). Open to all scientific disciplines, this event will take place all day Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience (located in St. Augustine). Enjoy a Saturday filled with casual research discussion and presentations, friendly competition, sunshine, boat tours (optional), the beach and BBQ.

Undergrads, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from many different departments and Florida universities attend, so anticipate learning from, and explaining your research to a diverse audience united by scientific curiosity and the beach. We also encourage undergraduates involved in research to come and explore their post-graduate options.

Breakfast and registration open at 9:30 a.m., and talks begin at 10 a.m. sharp, allowing time for a commute to the Whitney. If you are interested and would like to join us, please fill out this registration survey by May 6, 2017, at the below button.

Attendance to the symposium is limited, so please don’t wait too long to register.

All attendees are given the option to present research in one of three formats, providing the opportunity to practice poster and oral presentation skills (see registration survey for details). There is also the opportunity to compete in an optional vote-based competition for best poster and best talk with prizes. Also, indicate whether you are able to drive/carpool, as we will attempt to arrange carpools to economize transportation. Registration fees are to be collected at sign-in ($25; please, cash or check only) and will cover three meals, drinks served throughout the day and fun symposium giveaways.

Please register by May 6, 2017, using the link and join us for a fun, casual day at the beach where we can discuss diverse research topics, engage in outdoor activities, and get to know more peers from outside of our individual fields.

If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to

See you there!