ResearchOne at USF Focuses on Oil Spill

Sensor 'torpedo' used by USF College of Marine Science researchers on display at USF's ResearchOne
TAMPA (2010-10-11) -

The University of South Florida’s annual celebration of all things research-related, “ResearchOne,” kicked off Monday with an event focusing on the pivotal role USF marine scientists have played in investigating the Gulf oil disaster.

USF Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, Doctor Karen Holbrook, says ‘ResearchOne’ is a good time to shine a spotlight on the school’s work in the gulf.

"I don’t think everybody has a chance to see what goes on and our marine scientists are really at the forefront," said Dr. Holbrook.

"We’re very excited to have them tell the rest of our University community exactly what’s going on and what they’ve discovered and where they are at this point.”

In addition to a panel discussion with some of the marine researchers, some of the tools they use in their work will be on display. Mote Marine will also be on hand with a 1,200-gallon tropical fish tank.

The event takes place at 9 a.m. in the Interdisciplinary Research Building Galleria on USF’s Tampa campus.

Click here more information about ‘ResearchOne,’ which runs all week at USF.

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