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Education and Science Forum

Kevin Williams, II, a master’s student at Florida A&M University, presented his research during the poster session at the NOAA EPP 7th Biennial Education and Science Forum.
 

The Biennial Education and Science Forum focuses on the important role educational partners such as the four EPP/MSI Cooperative Science Centers (CSCs) and Undergraduate Scholarship Program contribute to the NOAA community. The EPP Forum supports NOAA’s objective to develop a diverse and capable workforce. Since 2001, EPP/MSI institutions have graduated over 2,000 students in NOAA mission fields. Over seventy percent of graduates are from communities traditionally underrepresented in NOAA mission fields.

9th Biennial Forum

 

The Ninth Biennial NOAA EPP/MSI Education and Science Forum is being hosted by the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology at Howard University from March 18 - 21, 2018

Visit the Howard University Forum website for more information and to register.offsite link

Forum theme: “Partnering with Academia to Prepare Highly Skilled and Diverse Candidates for NOAA's STEM Workforce: Building Successful Educational and Research Collaborations for an Inclusive NOAA Mission Enterprise.”

Purpose: To showcase collaborative research and education between faculty and students at EPP-funded Cooperative Science Centers and NOAA scientists. The forum provides a venue to present research finding, discuss new engagement opportunities, and to promote career opportunities for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) graduates with academic, government, and private sectors.

Sessions:

  • Plenary
  • 150 technical presentations (oral and poster)
  • Workshops (choices of technical and professional development activities)
  • Networking engagements:
    • providing students and postdocs with an improved sense of the career choices and opportunities
    • providing opportunities for potential employers to identify candidates for their future workforce from the students and postdocs talent pool developed through EPP awards
  • Exhibitor Hall

8th Biennial Forum

 

The 8th Biennial EPP/MSI Forum was held August 28–31, 2016, at the The City College of New YorkGo to the NOAA CREST Forum website for more informationoffsite link.

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Left to right: NOAA CSC Director Reza Khanbilvardi, NY Congressman Jose Serrano, President of City College Lisa S. Coico, CCNY Dean of Grove School of Engineering Gilda Barabino, VP of Government Affairs for American Sportfishing Association Scott Gudes, NOAA Deputy Administrator Manson Brown, and NOAA Education Director Louisa Koch. (NOAA CREST)

Forum Schedule

 

Forum 9 - 2018:     Howard University (upcoming)offsite link

Forum 8 2016:     The City College of The City University of New Yorkoffsite link

Forum 7 – 2014:     The University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Forum 6 – 2012:     Florida A&M University

Forum 5 – 2009:     Howard University

Forum 4 – 2006:     Florida A&M University

Forum 3 – 2004:     The City College of The City University of New York

Forum 2 – 2003:     NOAA (Silver Spring) - Howard University

Forum 1 – 2002:     The University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Students participate in the poster session at the 8th Biennial Education and Science Forum, hosted by NOAA CREST at the City College of New York.
Students participate in the poster session at the 8th Biennial Education and Science Forum, hosted by NOAA CREST at the City College of New York. (NOAA)

8th Biennial Forum - Oral Presentation Awards (2016)

Name Center Status aWARD Theme
Armando Aispuro ECSC Graduate student 1st place (tie) Climate Adaptation & Mitigation
Elius Etienne CREST Graduate student 1st place (tie) Climate Adaptation & Mitigation
Arun Ravindranath CREST Graduate student 3rd place Climate Adaptation & Mitigation
Cheila Cullen CREST Graduate student 1st place Weather Ready Nation
Keren Rosado NCAS Graduate student 2nd place Weather Ready Nation
Luis Ortiz CREST Graduate student 3rd place Weather Ready Nation
Jessica Andrade LMRCSC Graduate student 1st place Healthy Oceans
Keith Leonard LMRCSC Graduate student 2nd place (tie) Healthy Oceans
Robert Figueroa-Downing ECSC Graduate student 2nd place (tie) Healthy Oceans
Shanna Williamson LMRCSC Graduate student 1st place Resilient Coastal Communities & Economies
Kristen Lycett LMRCSC Graduate student 2nd place Resilient Coastal Communities & Economies
Michelle Dovil NCAS Graduate student 3rd place Resilient Coastal Communities & Economies

Poster Presentation Awards

Undergraduate students

Name center award tHEME
Erica Andujar CREST 1st Climate Adaptation & Mitigation
Yanna Chen CREST 2nd Climate Adaptation & Mitigation
Wilson Pena CREST 3rd Climate Adaptation & Mitigation
Kweku Mills-Robertson CREST 1st Weather Ready Nation
Miguel Cortez NCAS 2nd Weather Ready Nation
Tony Hurt NCAS 3rd Weather Ready Nation
Niya Wilkins LMRCSC 1st Healthy Oceans
Tyler Plum LMRCSC 2nd (tie) Healthy Oceans
Vanessa Foster LMRCSC 2nd (tie) Healthy Oceans
Queriah Simpson ECSC 1st Resilient Coastal Communities & Economies
Valentina Rappa CREST 2nd Resilient Coastal Communities & Economies
Demarcus Robinson ECSC 3rd Resilient Coastal Communities & Economies

Poster Presentation Awards

Graduate students

David Melecio-Vazquez CREST 1st Climate Adaptation & Mitigation
Behzah Asadieh CREST 2nd Climate Adaptation & Mitigation
Kafayat Olayinka NCAS 3rd Climate Adaptation & Mitigation
Steven Buckner CREST 1st Weather Ready Nation
Daniel Yeager NCAS 2nd Weather Ready Nation
Sean Levor CREST 3rd Weather Ready Nation
Alex Tompkins ECSC 1st (tie) Healthy Oceans
Charles Downey ECSC 1st (tie) Healthy Oceans
Emma Schultz LMRCSC 3rd Healthy Oceans
Efosa Igbinigun NCAS 1st Resilient Coastal Communities & Economies
Alana Menendez CREST 2nd Resilient Coastal Communities & Economies

 

Read about the 7th Biennial Education and Science Forum (2014).