SeaTech Symposium

05/10/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Sumner Auditorium, 8625 Kennel Way, La Jolla, CA 92037, US
Event Description: 

Please join us at Scripps Institution of Oceanography Tuesday, May 10 at 2:00 pm for a symposium on Arctic marine mammal acoustics, presented by visiting students from the Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, Alaska. These students have contributed significantly to research at Scripps through an internship and technology training program called SeaTech. Through this program, the group of predominantly Alaska Native high school students works with Scripps researchers, learning to analyze acoustic data, compiling results, and presenting their findings through oral and poster presentations at academic conferences and an annual symposium at Scripps. This year’s presentations will deliver new research on the echolocation signals of belugas and narwhals and the songs of bowhead whales in the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic.

Join us on May 10 to meet this exceptional and culturally diverse group of students, their dedicated science teacher, and the Scripps scientists who work closely with them. Learn what these young researchers have found in long-term recordings of underwater sound in the Arctic and find out how the SeaTech program is working to provide a depth of experience in oceanography to motivated high school students from communities around the state of Alaska. We invite all interested UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff to attend. This event is a good opportunity for anyone interested in the Arctic, marine mammals, acoustics, or exploring collaborative approaches to science-based education and outreach.

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For more information on this event, contact: 
Anne Simonis
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