Biology: Marine Lab 50th Anniversary
Marine Program Symposium: 50 Years of "Makin' Waves"
Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
Bowen-Thompson Student Union


9:00 AM

Mike McKay and Matt Partin
Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:15 AM

Sarah Goldman (B.S. 2002)
Marine Resources Research Institute - Wildlife Biologist II
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Charleston, SC

Reef Fish Monitoring in the Southeastern United States

9:30 AM

Adam Smith, Ph.D. (B.S. 2005, M.S. 2007)
Postdoctoral fellow
Department of Biology and Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

From Malawi to mice: a research career in progress

9:45 AM

Ron Oldfield, Ph.D. (B.S. 2000)
Department of Biology
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Why are some fishes mean when put in aquariums?

10:00 AM

Ray Popik (B.S. 2004)
Senior Aquarist
Greater Cleveland Aquarium
Cleveland, OH

From Bowling Green to Cleveland (the hard way)

10:15 AM

Jay Hemdal/Rick Payeff (B.S. 1988)
Curator of Fishes and Invertebrates (Hemdal)
Director of Facilities and Planning (Payeff)
The Toledo Zoo
Toledo, OH

Educating through Construction: BGSU Interns and the Toledo Zoo Renovation Project

10:30 AM

coffee break

10:50 AM

Greg Doucette, Ph.D. (B.S. 1979)
Research Oceanographer, NOAA/National Ocean Service
Marine Biotoxins Program
Charleston, SC

Really remote sensing: underwater robots sniff out red tide toxins!

11:10 AM

June Ryan, RDML, USCG (B.S. 1984)
Military Advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Washington, DC


11:30 AM

Carol Stepien, Ph.D. (B.S. 1979)
Distinguished University Professor of Ecology and Director of the Lake Erie Center
The University of Toledo
Toledo, OH

Influence of the BGSU Marine Program and Mentoring on my Career

11:50 AM

Patricia Biesiot, Ph.D. (B.S. 1972, M.S. 1975)
Interim Dean
College of Science and Technology
The University of Southern Mississippi

Reflections on an Academic Career in Marine Biology (aka Getting Paid to Get Wet!)

12:10 PM

Cindy Stong (Ph.D. [Hon] 2005)
BGSU Faculty Emeritus and Marine Program Director Emeritus

How the Marine Lab got started

12:30 PM lunch
1:25 PM reconvene and remarks from BG administration
1:30 PM

Eddie Herdendorf, Ph.D. (Keynote)
Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences
Director Emeritus of the Franz Theodore Stone Laboratory
The Ohio State University

Science on a Deep-Ocean Shipwreck: Exploration of the Gold Rush Steamer SS Central America (Keynote)

2:20 PM

Terry McKibben (B.S. 1980)/Scott Hoff (NSF Ocean Focus 1990-91)
Science Teacher/Gifted Coordinator, Eastwood Schools (McKibben)
Science Teacher, Bluffton High School (Hoff)

Ocean Focus

2:40 PM

Joy Marburger, Ph.D. (M.S. 1974)
Research Coordinator
Great Lakes Research and Education Center, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Porter, IN

Research Learning Centers of the National Park Service: Fostering a Link between Research and Education

3:00 PM

Jim Guckert, Ph.D. (B.S. 1982)
Section Head, Global Product Stewardship,
The Procter & Gamble Company
Cincinnati, OH

From BG to P&G, Part Zwei

3:20 PM

Joe Choromanski (B.S. 1981)
Vice President, Husbandry
Ripley Entertainment/Ripley's Aquariums

3:40 PM

Closing remarks and invitation to reconvene at the Marine Lab