Rising Tides Newsletter - December 2019
The annual Fellowships & Awards Luncheon is a highlight of every year. Here are this year’s recipients posing with Dean Dixon.

Gulf Tilefish: Unclean Bill of Health?
Although the population numbers look good, a deeper dive into their health since the Deepwater Horizon Blowout offers cause for concern.

CMS Helps Develop New Technology to Forecast Earthquakes, Tsunamis
NSF-funded buoy—nearly 20,000 pounds—was built by the CMS machine shop team and installed off Egmont Key last year. 

CMS Leads New NASA Study of Blue-Green Algae Blooms
CMS and FAU team with South Florida Water Management District on a 3-year project that is the first of its kind.

Von Rosenstiel Award Recipients Named
Congratulations to the inaugural Von Rosenstiel Innovation Fund for Marine Science Award winners, Ryan Venturelli, Jonathan Sharp and Jing Chen, all Ph.D. candidates in the USF College of Marine Science.

Alum Q&A with Dr. Chris Simoniello
Dr. Chris Simoniello, CMS Class of 2003, was awarded the EPA’s prestigious Gulf Guardian Award. (She’s won three other times before!)

In November the following CMS personnel were honored by the USF Office of Graduate Studies

  • Dr. Chuanmin Hu: Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award
  • Dr. Mengqiu Wang: Outstanding Dissertation Award
  • McKnight Doctoral Fellowship: Savannah Hartman, Dinorah Chacin
  • Graduate Student Success Fellowship: Delfina Navarro-Estrada
  • Presidential Doctoral Fellowship: Kelly Vasbinder, Jing Shi

Congrats to all!
Congrats to Tony Greco
Tony Greco was a finalist in a photography competition for this amazing image of “Vibrio under siege”!
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