VASG Graduate Symposium

Research strategies that make a difference, professional skills development for tomorrow’s STEM workforce

Virginia Sea Grant is excited to bring together graduate students from across the Commonwealth with interest in coastal and marine disciplines for a daylong research symposium designed to spark scientific and professional imaginations, highlight cutting-edge graduate research, expand networking channels, and hone professional skills.

Designed to showcase innovative coastal and marine research, communication strategies, and insights into the science-policy interface, the Graduate Symposium is a forum for researchers, policymakers, resource managers, and employers. Attendees will engage with coastal and marine science professionals from non-profit organizations, private industry bodies, state and federal agencies, and more. Furthermore, they will learn about current and emerging career opportunities, identify the skills and abilities needed to succeed throughout their career, and the strategies necessary to utilize them.

The VASG Graduate Symposium will include:

  • Networking opportunities,
  • • Panel discussions on science-policy interface, environmental communication, education outreach and literacy, and career development of skills and competencies needed to succeed in coastal and marine jobs
  • Innovative science communication strategies as regards connecting research to audience values, speed-talks and a poster presentation session
  • • Career, fellowship and internship opportunities

Virginia Sea Grant invites students from all over the Commonwealth to register for the 2018 Graduate Symposium. This innovative educational and networking event will be held February 9, 2018 at Wyndham Virginia Crossing Hotel and Conference Center.

For updates and more information on this event, please visit our Facebook Event Page — VASG Graduate Symposium. Please click "Interested" and select "Going.”

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