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GSO Public Lecture Series: Women in Ocean Science

March 7, 2023
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Coastal Institute Auditorium
URI Narragansett Bay Campus
218 South Ferry Road
Narragansett, Rhode Island



Join us for the third in the spring Graduate School of Oceanography Public Lecture Series!

To kick off Women’s History Month, GSO is exploring the diverse experiences of women in ocean science. Gender diversity in oceanography has been improving in recent decades, yet women and those who identify as nonbinary remain underrepresented, particularly those belonging to marginalized groups. Join a conversation with three scientists to discuss their research and their perspectives on how the “leaky pipeline” of gender disparity in marine science can be fixed.


  • Katy Croff Bell, Ph.D.’11, founder and president, Ocean Discovery League
  • Fenix Garcia Tigreros, assistant professor, Graduate School of Oceanography
  • Rebecca Robinson, professor, Graduate School of Oceanography

Moderator: Paula Bontempi, Ph.D.’01, Dean, Graduate School of Oceanography

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Program begins at 6 p.m.

This event will also be livestreamed. A recording will be available on the GSO YouTube channel following the event.

Cost: Free

Register by: Tuesday, March 7, 2023


Join us on April 7 for the final GSO Public Lecture of the spring semester: Local and Global Climate Change Impacts.

URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you need accommodations or have questions about access to the event, please call 401.874.2242 at least five business days in advance. For TTY assistance, please call the R.I. Relay Service at 711.