[PAST EVENT] "Aliens of the Deep" Screening

September 27, 2017
VIMS - Watermen's Hall, McHugh Auditorium
1375 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062Map this location
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Dr. Dijanna Figueroa in
Dr. Dijanna Figueroa in "Aliens of the Deep."

Marine scientist Dr. Dijanna Figueroa will present a screening of the movie ?Aliens of the Deep? on Wednesday, September 27 at 7 PM at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's McHugh Auditorium. This ocean-exploration documentary highlights her research on the thermal physiology of hydrothermal vent animals as James Cameron teams up with NASA scientists to explore the Mid-Ocean Ridge. Join us for refreshments and a short question and answer session with Dr. Figueroa after the screening.

Dr. Dijanna Figueroa is a marine scientist and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) education specialist. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology from University of California, Los Angeles and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work as a deep-sea marine scientist and educator has been featured in various science documentaries, nature programs, and publications, including "Aliens of the Deep" where her research on the thermal physiology of hydrothermal vent animals was featured. Committed to inspiring young people of all backgrounds to embrace science and engineering, she recently served as Global Director of Green S.T.E.A.M. Education for the National Geographic Society and DeepSea America?s cross country STEM tour.

This is one in a series of events at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first African-American students in residence at the College of William & Mary.


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