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USGS-FAU Collaborative Research Meet & Greet

A USGS & CES Sponsored Meeting 
February 6, 2015

Florida Atlantic University Davie Campus




The goal of this cross-disciplinary meeting was to strengthen partnerships and projects between FAU and USGS scientists. The objective was to develop new, and to strengthen existing, linkages among participants, fostered through sharing of research interests and facilitated conversations.

Learn more about the meeting participants and logistics.



There were two immediate meeting outcomes:

  • A topical mapping of local USGS and FAU expertise (i.e., who does what kind of work and where).
  • An executive summary of innovative research directions coupled with an institutional collaboration framework, designed to animate the expertise described in the mapping.

Download a copy of the final meeting report.




10:00 – 10:15

Opening Remarks & Meeting Goals

  • Tony Abbate, Associate Provost for the Broward Campuses, FAU (invited)
  • Colin Polsky, Director, Center for Environmental Studies; Professor, Geosciences,  FAU
  • Dale Gawlik, Professor and Director, Environmental Sciences Program, FAU
  • Nick Aumen, Regional Science Advisor, USGS
  • Jay Baldwin, Assoc. Director, Center for Environmental Studies; Professor, Biological Sciences, FAU
10:15 – 12:00 USGS & FAU Scientists Sharing of Individual Research Interests
12:00 – 12:30   Lunch 
12:30 – 2:00 

Brief Parallel Break-out Groups –  DW-107, 109, 110

*Identifying Needs, Making Connections

2:00 – 3:00 

Reflections and Moving Forward – DW-103

3:00 – 4:00

Networking Reception

*Opportunities for further discussion

*Beer/Wine & Hors d’oeuvres in DW Lobby


This technical meeting is sponsored by:  


For more information contact: MaryBeth Hartman Kerber, Conference & Outreach Coordinator 
Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University 
mhartman@fau.edu  or (954) 236-1203 

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