Undergraduate Research Symposium

Oceanography Students Present their Research

May 18, 2012 
Noon to 5:30 pm
Mary Gates Hall


The Fifteenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. It also provides a forum for students, faculty, and the community to discuss cutting edge research topics and to examine the connection between research and education. The event includes poster and presentation sessions by students from all academic disciplines and all three UW campuses, plus invited guests.

A dozen of our undergraduates will be presenting work from diverse areas of oceanography.  A schedule of their presentations can be found here.

  • Ariel Townsend, Lake Sediment Organic Geochemistry as an Indicator of Past Environmental Change on Isabela Island, Galapagos
  • Carla Stapleton, A Time-Series of Hydrocarbon Fluxes to the Ocean and Atmosphere from Methane Seeps at Hydrate Ridge, Offshore Oregon
  • Hannah Snow, Tidal Transport of PCBs in the Duwamish River
  • Sam Fletcher, Alexandrium spp. Cyst Enumeration in Sediment Cores Using a Combination of Density Gradient Centrifugation and Rapid Flow Cytometry
  • Casey Hearn, Comprehensive Photo Mosaicking of a Deep Sea Vent Field
  • Annie Thomson, Determining the Presence of Anammox Bacteria Through the Water Column in Eastern Tropical North Pacific
  • Nicolette Donohue, Ecology of Marine Viruses: Characterizing Viruses that Infect Pseudo-nitzschia
  • Liz Weidner, Land-Ocean Connections: Determining Channel Complexity across the Coastal Zone
  • Johnny Huynh, Evaluating the Environmental Influences on D/H Fractionation in Algal Lipids
  • George Roth, Submarine Landforms In A Surge-Type Tidewater Glacier Regime, Engelskbukta, Svalbard
  • Veronica Tamsitt, No Laughing Matter: Nitrous Oxide in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific
  • Diane Perry, Oxygen Sensor Calibration for Deployment on Autonomous Argo Floats