Info for Tester Symposium

39th Tester Symposium, March 12-14, 2014
Keoni Auditorium, East-West Center

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2014 Tester Symposium:

Best Paper Award
John Burns - Biology
Christie Wilcox - Cell and Molecular Biology
Maegen Walker - Psychology

Best Paper Honorable Mention
James Anderson - Biology
Rachael Wade - Botany

Sylvia Earle Award for Best Marine Conservation Talk
Melanie Hutchinson - Biology

Best Undergraduate Talk
Emily Guynn - NREM

Best Rapid Fire Talk
Julie Zill - HIMB
Zack Oyafuso - Marine Biology

Best Graduate Poster
Yuko Stender - Geography

Best Undergraduate Poster
Gavin Mura - C-MORE

And our fun awards...

Most Extreme Talk
Lee Shannon - Biology

The Great Escape
Heather Ylitalo-Ward - Biology


Information on Guest Speaker:
This year's invited speaker is Dr. Sylvia Earle, famed oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer:
National Geographic Society, Explorer-in-Residence, and the Rosemary and Roger Enrico Chair for Ocean Exploration.
Founder, Mission Blue – The Sylvia Earle Alliance
Advisory Board Chair, Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Founder, DOER Marine

Academy of Achievement - Bio
Wikipedia Bio

TED Talk:
Protect our Oceans, February 2009


Abstract Submission, Instructions for Preparing Tester Symposium Abstracts, and Presentation Tips


Click here for the schedule of talks.

Click here for the full program (includes schedule and presentation abstracts) of the 2014 Tester Symposium.

For more information, or to volunteer to help with the conference and banquet, please email

Last Modified: 
03/18/2014 at 10:46am