Hosted BY:
The Marine Sciences Graduate Student Organization
Dauphin Island Sea Lab and University of South Alabama

Program Overview

The mission of the GSS is to provide graduate students in aquatic, marine, and biological sciences the opportunity to exchange information and ideas and present their graduate research in a supportive setting with their peers. Both formal and informal presentation styles are welcome. Typically presentations range from concepts to methods to finished theses and dissertations. This conference allows graduate students the opportunity to practice presentations prior to professional meetings and degree defenses, and to network with graduate students and faculty throughout the region. 

The venue for this year's symposium is the campus of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, a marine science consortium which houses research from participating universities in Alabama. Dauphin Island is a barrier island approximately 45 minutes south of Mobile, Alabama.

Registration Deadline:
February 16, 2018

Abstract Deadline:
February 16, 2018
Abstracts are welcome regardless of the stage of research. Both oral and poster presentations are welcome.

Registration Fee: $40 (includes Registration, Welcome Social, Breakfasts, Lunch, T-shirt and Banquet)
Dorm Fee: $25 / person / night

Total: $90 (registration, 2 nights in the dorm)
Late Registration (after February 16): $45
Walk-ins are welcome at the Late Registration price, but we recommend registering early to reserve accommodations in the dorms. Space may be limited.


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