Come to the Student Lounge/Career Center in Great Hall C Monday and Tuesday at lunch to check out the student pop-up talks! Support your fellow students, listen to great talks, and enjoy some free food and drinks.

Location: Student Lounge/Career Center theater space, Great Hall C
Dates: 22 & 23 February
Time: 12:30PM – 2:00PM

Pop-Up Talks Schedule:

Monday, 22 February

Time Speaker Talk Title
12:45 – 12:50 Paige Martin So What’s the Big Deal About Pop-up Talks?
12:51 – 12:56 Patrick Flanagan The SUBstitute: Truly “immersive” marine science education
12:57 – 1:02 David Chen Radio-Frequency Interference in Microwave Remote Sensing
1:03 – 1:08 Joannie Charette A day sampling phytoplankton in Arctic
1:09 – 1:14 Ngozi Oguguah Life of an upcoming African researcher
1:15 – 1:20 Wen-Hsuan Liao Particulate trace metal composition in the Western Philippine Sea: the importance of anthropogenic aerosol deposition
1:21 – 1:26 Mafalda Carapuço The Nazaré Wave: a trigger for learning
1:27 – 1:32 Lydia Baker You can’t have one without the other–the importance of epi and endobionts
1:33 – 1:38 Samuel Nadell Science and Comedy: How Humor Can Help Us Relay Important Scientific Information to the General Public


Tuesday, 23 February

12:45 – 12:50 Claudia Mazur The Importance of Science Communication
12:51 – 12:56 Kyle Mayers An Ocean of Viruses
12:57 – 1:02 Miriam Gonzalez Survival of the Fittest
1:03 – 1:08 Lilia Flores Mateos Behind scene “Tidal power extraction framework”
1:09 – 1:14 Anna Savage How do you study oceanography in Michigan?
1:15 – 1:20 Derek Detweiler The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Field Work: Salt Marsh Edition
1:21 – 1:26 Joseph Townsend Why we need to start talking about science communication
1:27 – 1:32 Melanie Jackson How diatoms dissipate excess energy in a world of excess
1:33 – 1:38 Lauren Biermann Taking satellite data ‘out of the box’ to solve real-world problems.

Your fellow student organizers invite all student attendees to participate in this year’s new student event: Pop-Up Talks! A pop-up talk is a 5-minute student presentation in the style of a TED talk – that is, a talk focused on getting across large, well-articulated ideas in a limited time. While these talks are not meant to be a condensed version of your research, they can be on any topic related to the OSM and that you feel passionate about, including an interesting aspect you’ve learned from your research, your life as a student in the sciences, or your vision for how ocean sciences can progress in the future. Although we will provide a screen for the presenters to use, we especially encourage nonstandard presentations (e.g., skits, poetry, music, juggling, etc.), so consider thinking outside the realm of PowerPoint slides! They need not be one-person presentations either, so feel free to include your friends and colleagues. The only restriction is the 5-minute time limit, which will be strictly enforced, perhaps with a large and very loud gong!

For questions, contact Paige Martin at We look forward to your participation!