Thursday, April 25, 2013

State-of-the-Art Marine Research Facility Rededicated

University of the Virgin Islands EPSCoR participants rededicated the newly renovated state-of-art MacLean Marine Science Center on Friday, April 12, on the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus. The center features a new oceanography lab, dive lockers, water tables and vessel accommodations. The marine center was rededicated at the start of a two-day Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) Conference.  This year’s conference theme was “Celebrating the Past Five Years of Supporting Research in the U.S. Virgin Islands.”

From left, UVI President David Hall, VI-EPSCoR Director Dr. Henry H. Smith, Associate Professor of Biology/CMES Director Dr. Paul Jobsis, Interim Vice Provost Dr. Frank Mills, National Science Foundation EPSCoR Program Officer Dr. Jeanne R. Small, Research Professor of Zoology/Marine Biology Dr. Richard Nemeth, National Science Foundation EPSCoR  Section Head Dr. Denise M. Barnes, Research Assistant Professor/Geocomputational Analysis and Statistics Institute Director Kostas Alexandridis and Interim Provost Dr. Camille McKayle participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly renovated MacLean Marine Science Center.