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WS2: Women Scientists and Women in Science Speaker Dr. Sylvia Earle

September 19: Afternoon Lunch and Evening Talk

WGS Luncheon with Sylvia Earle
2011-2012 WS2: Women Scientists and Women in Science

September 19, 2011
12:10 PM, Elrod Commons 216

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Sylvia Earle is a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and considered a ‘Living Legend' by the Library of Congress. She is an accomplished oceanographer, author (from scientific papers to children's books) and a pioneer in her field. Earle led the Tektite II Mission 6 in 1970, an all female team that lived in an underwater habitat at 50 ft doing marine research for two weeks (a novel accomplishment in all respects). Earle holds multiple diving records, including still intact un-tethered deep diving records, and has been instrumental in the development and engineering of ROVs (deep water submersibles). She has served as chief scientist at NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration). In recent years Earle has turned toward advocacy for ocean and marine health and is now at the National Geographic Society.

The lunch is sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Dr. Sylvia Earle: WS2: Women Scientists and Women in Science
2011-2012 Speaker Series

September 19, 2011
5:30 PM , Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons

The first speaker in the 2011-2012 Speaker Series WS2: Women Scientists and Women in Science is Dr. Sylvia Earle, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. She is considered a "living legend" by the Library of Congress.

Earle is an accomplished oceanographer, author and a pioneer in her field. She has served as chief scientist at NOAA (National Oceanocraphic and Atmospheric Administration) and in recent years has turned towards advocacy for ocean and marine health.

Contact: Prof. Lisa Greer at 458-8870.

The WS2 Speaker series is generously supported by WLU Geology, Office of the Provost, Office of the Dean CONTACT, WGS, Biology Department, HHMI Program, WIMS, WITS, The Outing Club, Campus Activities and Leadership Development, and the Environmental Studies Program.