Lecture Series


The Summer Lecture Series provides our Summer Student Fellows and entering Joint Program Students with a popular and very useful introduction to the breadth of oceanographic research at WHOI. The speakers are asked to gear their talks to a college Junior/Senior level, and we ask speakers to remember that many in their audience will have had little or no previous oceanography course work. Speakers are encouraged to make their talks as interactive as possible in order to motivate students to participate and ask questions.

"I really appreciated the Summer Lecture Series--I think that one of the best parts of the SSF program is that you become exposed to all different areas of Oceanography, and the lecture series was one of the primary methods for doing so! I feel like I learned so much, and it really broadened my horizons." SSF '11

2017 Summer Student Lecture Series

Wed, May 31  
(Smith conf. room)

Welcome to WHOI & Safety Lecture
9:00– Welcome to WHOI
Colleen Hansel, Chair of Summer Student Fellowship Committee
Jim Yoder, Dean
Valerie Caron, Housing Coordinator
9:30 –  Ron Reif, Safety Orientation
10:45 – WHOI/MBL Library tour 

Wed, June 7 (Redfield Aud)

9:30 – Amala Mahadevan, PO, "Ocean eddies transport phytoplankton carbon and oxygen to depth"
10:00David Nicholson, MC&G, "New technology for mapping greenhouse gas fluxes across the river to sea continuum"

Wed, June 14
(Clark 507)

9:30 – Erin Fischell, AOPE, “Marine robotics with adaptive autonomy and acoustic sensing”
10:00 – Jeff Donnelly, G&G, “A tempest in a salt pond: what coastal sediments tell us about hurricanes and climate”

Wed, June 21
(Redfield Aud)

9:30 – Dan Nowacki, USGS, “Sediment transport in a rapidly eroding salt marsh"
10:00 Bob Weller, PO, “Chasing Ekman’s Spiral"

Wed, June 28
(Clark 507)

9:30 – Veronique LeRoux, G&G, “Travel inside the deep Earth"
10:00 – Dan Zitterbart, AOPE,  “Active matter: collective behavior in emperor penguin colonies"

Wed, July 5
(Redfield Aud)

9:30 – Porter Hoagland, MPC, “From Miraflores to Great Sacandaga: Understanding the Potential Ramifications of Channel Deepening in US Estuaries”
10:00 – Neel Aluru, BIO, "Oceans and human health: Understanding how environment influences our genes"

Wed, July 12

Tioga cruise week - no lectures scheduled

Wed, July 19
(Clark 507)

9:30 – Dan Repeta, MC&G, “Microbial production of siderophores in response to iron limitation in the ocean"
10:00 – Ben Harden, PO, “Upstream Sources of the Denmark Strait Overflow"

Wed, July 26
(Clark 507)

9:30 - Julie Huber, MC&G, “Microbes, fluids, and rocks: Life beneath the seafloor"
10:00 - Sara Zeigler, USGS, “Piping plovers, storms and the evolution of early succession habitats on barrier islands"

Wed, August 2
(Redfield Aud)

9:30 – Aran Mooney, BIO, “Not-so-silent sea: Quantifying coral reef soundscapes”
10:00 – Anne Cohen, G&G, "Coral Secrets: Mining the past to inform the future"