The inaugural Southern California Biogeochemical Ocean Observations & Models (SoCal BOOM) symposium will be held on Saturday March 21, 2020 at the University of Southern California from 9AM – 8PM. The meeting aims to bring together students, postdocs, researchers, and faculty from across Southern California with an interest in measuring and modeling ocean biogeochemistry. This free one-day symposium is designed to highlight the work of early-career researchers, with both the symposium and the poster session featuring presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral researchers (with faculty encouraged to attend). The aim of this meeting is to foster interaction and collaboration among oceanographers who use measurements and modeling approaches to understand Earth systems. We welcome scientists engaged in a wide range of ocean biogeochemical research, and encourage participants to highlight aspects of their research which draw upon theoretical or numerical modeling approaches. Register by March 1, 2020.
The University of Southern California (USC) is excited to host the 17th annual Southern California Geobiology Symposium. The symposium will be held on April 4th, 2020. Information about registration/abstract submissions, program details, and specific location will be available in January 2020. The SoCal Geobiology Symposium is an annual student-organized symposium for scientists interested in astrobiology, climate science, ecology, geochemistry, geology, microbiology, oceanography, and paleobiology. We welcome scientists from all levels of academia and both those living in Southern California and from around the world. Undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters or talks to share their research. Abstract submission and registration will close on March 4, 2020.
Featuring C-DEBI Senior Scientist Steven Finkel. The Geobiology and Genomics Undergraduate Research Experiences (GGURE) program boosts diversity, helping students learn they can have stimulating experiences in research labs. The program is jointly funded by the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), along with the USC Office of the Provost.
Featuring C-DEBI educator Erin McParland.
USC Dornsife graduate students mentor juniors and seniors from high schools near USC, giving them hands-on research experience and a taste of what a career in STEM fields could bring.
Featuring C-DEBI researchers Jan Amend and Roman Barco.
Community college students from across the country get a rare opportunity to learn about ecology in the lab.
Featuring C-DEBI scientists Roman Barco and Jan Amend.
Scientists from the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations at USC Dornsife educate community college students from around the U.S. on cutting-edge research techniques to better understand the ecology of the subseafloor.
Featuring C-DEBI researchers Laura Zinke, Jan Amend, Julie Huber, Doug LaRowe and Steve D’Hondt.
Have you ever imagined what is living beneath the ocean floor? The deep biosphere is one of the largest — and least understood — ecosystems on the planet. Researchers at the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations have set their sights on understanding its depths.
SACNAS is an inclusive, interdisciplinary and grass-roots driven professional organization for anyone seeking a career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field. Through mentorship and scholarship, SACNAS networks students and established professionals to diversify STEM fields, medical fields and the social sciences. C-DEBI fosters the mission of the University of Southern California SACNAS Chapter through support of activities and participation in the SACNAS National Conference.
The USC Young Researchers Program is a six-week program co-sponsored by C-DEBI that matches talented and motivated Los Angeles-area high school rising seniors with USC research groups for a summer of research under the supervision of faculty and graduate students. Students get to experience first-hand the excitement of research in real university labs. The research work is supplemented with weekly workshops to give students some basic tools to help them get into college and pursue degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.