Marine & Natural Sciences Seminar Series

The weekly Roger Williams University Marine and Natural Science Seminar is held every Fall and Spring semester through the division of Marine and Natural Sciences in MNS 200 and/or on Zoom. We invite speakers from within and outside the RWU community to speak on scientific topics including biology, chemistry, physics, math, public health, industry, and science communication & policy. This seminar series also holds events like Meet your Advisor in the Fall and Applying to Graduate School FAQ in the Spring.


Let's Talk about Women in Stem!
Come join a panel discussion about being a woman in science.
Date: March 6, 2024
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Place: MNS 200
Cookies and Coffee at 2:30 in lobby
Riley Havel: Second-year Ph.D student in the DEEPS, Brown University
Hannah Shabtian: Second-year Ph.D student at the DEEPS, Brown University
Karla-Sue C. Marriott, Ph.D: Director and Professor of Forensic Science Program, RWU
Shira I. Dunsinger, Ph.D: Associate Professor, Brown University; Adjunct Faculty, RWU
Eden Ladouceur: Orthodontic Assistant, Rhode Island Childrens Dentistry
Victoria Heimer-McGinn, Ph.D: Assistant Professor of Psychology, RWU

Let's Talk about Women in Stem poster

Meet Your Advisor!

Date: September 13, 2023
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Place: MNS 200
Meet Your Advisor Poster
How to Get Involved in Research
Presented by Drs. David Taylor and Marcie Marston

Date: September 27, 2023
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Place: MNS 200

Click to watch recording

How to Get Involved in Research Poster











When Science and Stories Collide:
Personal Narratives as Inclusive Science Communication
Paula Croxson, Ph.D

Date: October 4, 2023
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Place: MNS 200

When Science and Stories Collide Poster











A Celebration of Undergraduate Research
Oral and Poster Student Presentations

Date: October 11, 2023
Oral Presentations
Time: 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Place: MNS 200
Poster Presentations
Time: 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Place: MNS Lobby

Celebration of Undergraduate Research Poster










Gagliardi Family Distinguished Seminar Series
Claudia Turro

Date: October 18, 2023
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Place: MNS 200
Reception MNS Foyer 2:00pm

Gagliardi Family Distinguished Seminar Series Poster











IACUC Policies and Procedures for RWU Researchers

Date: November 1, 2023
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Place: MNS 200
Session Title: IACUC Policies and Procedures for RWU Researchers

Description: This workshop is required for anyone, including faculty, staff, and students who will be involved in vertebrate animal care or work at RWU. We will touch upon several topics: why animal care programs are necessary; roles and responsibilities of all contributors (administration, staff, investigators, students, etc.); federal welfare regulations; role of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); importance of IACUC protocols; and reporting animal mishandling. The training is mandatory for anyone involved in an IACUC approved protocol; this includes anyone handling, managing, or working with vertebrate animals in any capacity. Please plan to attend this in-person workshop to ensure that you are in full compliance with research requirements. 

IACUC Policies and Procedures for RWU Researchers Poster


A Deep Dive with Ocean X

Dental Public Health Interventions to Address Public Health Disparities

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Gagliardi Career Panel

Building Equity Through Science Communication

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How People with Disabilities Use the Web | Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) | W3C 

Tools and Techniques | Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) | W3C

Creating an Accessible Twitter Post | CSUSM 

How to make images accessible for people 

CLEAR Lab Book

Senio Thesis Presentations

Studying Antimicrobial Resistance from the Benchtop to the Bay

Gagliardi Family Distinguished Seminar Series

Reclaiming STEM: a healing centered approach to inclusive science communication

Seminar Zoom Link
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Participatory Approaches in Building Community Academic Partnerships: Lessons Learned from a Public Health Pracademic

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Kelp Forests of New England in an Era of Global Change


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Applying to Grad School FAQ

To download a PDF copy of the slides from this seminar, click here.
View the recording of this seminar here.