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Member Spotlight – Alison Trachet, PhD candidate

Published: Mar 30th, 2015

The science of ceramics The familiar adage “in the blink of an eye” indicates something that happens very quickly.  Just how long does it take to blink?  Researchers have measured… Read More

Science in the seagrass

Published: Dec 10th, 2014

WiSE Member Spotlight: Savanna Barry – PhD candidate, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Seagrass meadows provide several irreplaceable functions, including reducing erosion of shorelines, improving water clarity, and providing extensive habitat for… Read More

Leaning in, but Getting Pushed Back (and Out)

Published: Dec 10th, 2014

WiSE held its monthly discussion and social on Wednesday, November 16th at The Midnight. The topic of conversation was “Leaning In, but Getting Pushed Back Out.” A recent article surveyed… Read More

WiSE Fall Panel 2014 Recap – Building Your Personal Board of Directors

Published: Dec 1st, 2014

by Savanna Barry Thank you to everyone that made this year’s panel a success – especially our panelists! Shirley Baker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Robin Boughton, Wildlife… Read More

Member Spotlight – Shelly Johnson, PhD Candidate

Published: Nov 7th, 2014

Shelly’s research: Evaluating the Ecosystem Services of Wildlife in Florida Forests Humans derive a myriad of benefits from the natural environment, many of which are paramount to our survival. Forest… Read More

October WiSE Up Discussion Recap

Published: Oct 21st, 2014

#HeForShe: A call for solidarity in the gender equality movement Are YOU a feminist? By Stephanie Zick “Are you a feminist?” At the beginning of this month’s WiSE Up, we… Read More

Member spotlight – Charlotte Germain-Aubrey, Post-doc

Published: Oct 6th, 2014

The Natural History of Florida. Charlotte’s research on the Central Florida scrub In central Florida lies a unique and relic ecosystem: the scrub. It consists of sand dunes that once… Read More

September WiSE Up Discussion Recap

Published: Sep 22nd, 2014

By Savanna Barry and Hannah Pohlmann Thank you to all who attended the WiSE Up discussion at The Midnight! The food and the discussion were both great, as always, and… Read More

WiSE members publish study on the gender composition of editorial boards

Published: Sep 3rd, 2014

Former WiSE Presidents, Shelly Johnson (2012/2013) and Sarah Graves (2013/2014), were part of a group of UF students to publish a new study examining the gender composition of editorial boards… Read More

Member spotlight – Irina Velsko, PhD student

Published: Aug 14th, 2014

Irina describes her work as a student in the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, yet up to 1/3 of… Read More