North Carolina Sea Grant

November 17, 2014 |


Carrie Thomas, 919-515-7839,
Terri Kirby Hathaway, 252-475-5486,

Posted Monday, November 17, 2014

Application deadline is Dec. 15, 2014, for Jan. 23-24, 2015, workshop.

Three women looking at pH of water sample.

REEF teaches scientists how to reach out to the public with their research. Photo by E-Ching Lee.

The Researcher-Educator Exchange Forum (REEF) is accepting applications from scientists for its 2015 forum set for Jan. 23-24, 2015 at NC State University in Raleigh, N.C. This year’s theme is Communicating Ocean and Geosciences. The call for applications is opened to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty.

REEF is a two-day professional development workshop that trains scientists to communicate their research to general audiences. Scientists will collaborate with educators to present an outreach program at an informal science center. Scientists are invited to complete the REEF Scientist Application at Applications must be submitted by Dec. 15, 2014.

REEF is sponsored by the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence SouthEast (COSEE SE) comprised of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. COSEE SE — funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation — objectives are:

To learn more about REEF and previous forums, visit: For questions, contact Carrie Thomas,, 919-515-7839; or Terri Kirby Hathaway,, 252-475-5486.

Read more about REEF in these Coastwatch magazine articles: Meeting of the Minds: Scientists and Teachers Connect and Coastal Scientists Boost K-12 STEM Education.


North Carolina Sea Grant: Your link to research and resources for a healthier coast

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