In 2020, eight Dixon Scholars (plus chaperones) will travel to San Deigo to attend the The Ocean Sciences Meeting where over 5000 Ocean Science Professionals from 60 Countries around the world will discuss all aspects of oceanography. Dixon Scholars s will be presenting their research on the Gulf of Mexico. They will exchange information and learn new and exciting research to bring back to Pensacola.
Dixon students prepared for the field trip by working with professional scientists, writing abstracts, constructing posters and practicing how they will present their research to the science community and their peers. They partnered with Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Bream Fishermen’s Association, the Univeresity of West Florida and Elizabeth Eubanks Lead Gardener at Innisfree Hotels’ From the Ground Up Community Garden and Master Teacher/Educator Citizen’s Science Project.
Witnessing other students present at an international science conference while engaging with their peers and scientists will be invaluable. Our scholars will develop networking skills as well as have life-changing travel experience in our nation’s capital city. While they are there, students will visit national monuments, historic sites, and museums. Outcomes may include scientific internships, college grants as well as career inspiration.