[PAST EVENT] Getting into Graduate School in the Sciences
Kersey Sturdivant, one of our VIMS alums will be in Blow 236 to talk about his new book about getting into graduate school in the sciences (Cambridge University Press with a release date in December 2016; also on Amazon).
Kersey Sturdivant is a scientist, blogger, author and innovator. While he was a doctoral student at William & Mary?s School of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Dr. Sturdivant developed an underwater camera system called Wormcam that changed the way scientists view the seafloor. Following graduation in 2011, he became the research coordinator of NOAA?s Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary and then moved to Duke University as a visiting faculty member. While at Duke he continued to innovate, starting Oceanography for Everyone (oceanographyforeveryone.com) - an open-source effort to develop low cost oceanographic instrumentation. Dr. Sturdivant is now a Principal Scientist with INSPIRE Environmental in Rhode Island, a company he helped establish, and continues as an adjunct faculty member at Duke University. His research interests broadly center around the effects of anthropogenic disturbance of the marine environment. To date he has published over 10 science articles, developed three scientific instruments, given numerous invited seminars - including a TEDx talk, served on various government science and education panels, and published an empirically-based book about "How-to" get Into graduate school with Cambridge University Press. In his leisure time Dr. Sturdivant blogs about science at southernfriedscience.com, plays the piano, skis, surfs, scuba dives, and hangs out with his dog Chewbacca. You can follow his science exploits on Twitter @Wormcam.