Skidaway Institute to present career program for future scientists

The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will present an informal career information program for future scientists as part of Skidaway Marine Science Day on Saturday, October 10, at 1 p.m. in the McGowan Library Auditorium on the Skidaway Island campus.

Faculty, research and education staff, and graduate students from Skidaway Institute, the University of Georgia (UGA) Marine Extension Service and NOAA’s Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary will be available in the auditorium for a question-and-answer session and one-on-one discussion.

“There may be high school or college students who are interested in pursuing a career in science, but aren’t aware of the opportunities or even where to start,” said Peter Verity, a Skidaway Institute scientist and education coordinator. “We would like to tell them about the careers that are available and the educational paths they should take.”

The information session will cover career opportunities in a wide range of scientific fields.

The career information program will be a part of Skidaway Marine Science Day, an open house presented by the campus’s marine research and education organizations, including the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, the UGA Shellfish Research Laboratory, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and WSVH Georgia Public Radio.

Skidaway Marine Science Day will feature activities geared for all ages from young children to adults. These will include programs, tours, displays and hands-on activities, all related to marine science. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

For additional information, contact Michael Sullivan at 598-2325 or mike.sullivan@skio.usg.edu.

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