University Professor Selected to Present at Prestigious Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium

October 09, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Michael Wetz, Associate Professor of Marine Biology at

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been selected to present at the Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium to be held November 17-19 in Irvine, Calif. This prestigious symposium, sponsored by the U.S. National Academies of Science and the Kavli Foundation, is limited to 80 to 100 young scientists across all disciplines. Attendees are selected by invitation only with all expenses paid.

Wetz will discuss findings from a water quality study that he initiated in Baffin Bay, which is unique in its use of citizen volunteers for data collection. 

“I am excited to have been given this opportunity to share this unique and novel research with the top young scientists from around the United States,” said Wetz.

The Kavli Frontiers of Science brings together the best young scientists to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields in a format that encourages informal collective and one-on-one discussions among participants. This is a highly-interdisciplinary symposium, emphasizing communication of a range of contemporary science topics across the traditional disciplines.

The symposium enables emerging young scientific leaders to become acquainted with their counterparts in a broad range of disciplines, and to stimulate long-term relationships with their peers.

The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium is attended by scholars less than 45 years of age. Participants include leading researchers from academic, industrial, and federal laboratories in such disciplines as astronomy, astrophysics, atmospheric science, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, genetics, material sciences, mathematical sciences, neurosciences, pharmacology, and physics.