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UT Science Day Program

If you are interested in majoring in an area of science, you and your family are invited to attend a special University of Tampa program that includes a campus tour and presentations about admissions, financial aid and student life. In addition, you may participate in one of three different departmental programs.

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

University of Tampa
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

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Limited space is available, so please RSVP above. You may stay overnight in area hotels. For more information, call (813) 253-6211 or email admissions@ut.edu. We hope to see you on campus for this special program!

2015 RECEPTION PROGRAM AGENDA

Each of these programs will be led by departmental faculty and current students who will share some of their research activities and conduct tours of their laboratories and facilities.

11 a.m.

  • Registration in Vaughn Center

NOON-4 P.M.

Each of these programs will be led by departmental faculty and current students who will share some of their research activities and conduct tours of their laboratories and facilities.

  •  Travel to and tour Marine Field Station (bus transportation provided)
    • Michael Middlebrooks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
     
  • Welcome presentation – Valerie Collignon, Associate Director of Admissions
  • Faculty and student research overview
    • Stanley Rice, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
      "Sea Urchin Hybridization – A Story of Unlikely Offspring"
    • Dan Huber, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology
      "Causes of Spinal Deformity in Captive Sand Tiger Sharks Carcharias Taurus"
    • Student/Faculty Q-and-A
       
     
  • Campus, residence hall and lab tour 
 
  • Welcome presentation – Valerie Collignon, Associate Director of Admissions
  •  Travel to and tour Marine Field Station (bus transportation provided)
    • Michael Middlebrooks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
     
  • Faculty and student research overview on campus
    • Stanley Rice, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
      "Sea Urchin Hybridization – A Story of Unlikely Offspring"
    • Dan Huber, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology
      "Causes of Spinal Deformity in Captive Sand Tiger Sharks Carcharias Taurus"
    • Student/Faculty Q-and-A
       
  • Campus, residence hall and lab tour
 
  • Welcome presentation – Valerie Collignon, Associate Director of Admissions
  • Biology and pre-professional overview
    • Mark McRae, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
    • Eric Freundt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
     
  • Faculty and student research overview
    • Jeffrey Grim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
      The Physiology of Animals—Undergraduates Leading the Way
    • Ms. Meghan Angelina, Undergraduate Research Assistant
      Learning Byond the Classroom at UT and Beyond
    • Student/Faculty Q-and-A 
     
  •  Campus and residence hall tour
     
  • Biology laboratories tours
    • General Biology II lab: Demonstration by Mark McRae, Ph.D. and information on first-year biology courses, peer mentorship, and biology student organizations (Tri-Beta, Environmental Protections Coalition and Alpha Epsilon Delta)
    • General Biology I lab: Demonstration by undergraduate peer mentors
    • Marine Botany lab: Demonstration by student researchers on mangrove and marine algae physiology
    • Ecology lab: Demonstration by student researchers on diets and reproductive cycles of giant invasive lizards in Florida
    • Vertebrate Zoology lab: Discurssion with Lori McRae, Ph.D. on upper-level courses, undergraduate internships and biology travel abroad courses
     
 
  • Welcome presentation – Valerie Collignon, Associate Director of Admissions
  • Chemistry, biochemistry, forensic science and pre-professional overview
    • Eric Ballard, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry    
       
     
  • Faculty and student research overview
    • Mr. Michael Patterson, Undergraduate Researcher
      Novel Ligands as Potential Rare Earth/Actinide Metal Extractants for Nuclear Waste Remediation
    • Rob Masserini, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
      Exploring the Chemistry of the Oceans: Applications of Analytical Chemistry
    • Ms. Alaina McDonnell, Undergraduate Researcher
      Going Green: An Enzymatic Approach to Biodiesel Production
    • Kenyon Evans-Nguyen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry
      Rapid Analysis of Drugs, Explosives, and Radionuclides at the Crime Scene
    • Student and Faculty Q-and-A
     
  • Chemistry laboratories tours
    • Organic/analytical/inorganic/forensic chemistry and synthetic chemistry research lab
    • Molecular oncology research lab, instrumental analysis and analytical chemistry research lab & atmospheric and marine analysis lab
    • Advanced biochemistry and tissue culture
     
  • Campus and residence hall tour
 

*Pre-Med, Pre-Vet and Pre-Dental students can choose between groups B and C.