A career talk

09/11/2017 - 12:15pm
Brian Stock (HMC Math Bio '09; UC San Diego)

Are you fascinated by the ocean? Want to further our understanding of the climate system? Care to contribute to sustainable fisheries, harness energy from the ocean, or discover new drugs produced by marine organisms? Ocean and climate research is interdisciplinary and requires a strong foundation in math/science/engineering - seeking Mudders! I'll give examples of all HMC majors applied to ocean-related research, hoping to inspire you and perhaps burst your bubble. I'll also highlight a couple paid research opportunities you should apply to: the Scripps Oceanography REU (soph, junior, senior) and NOAA Hollings Scholarships (soph). Brian graduated from HMC in 2009 (Math/Bio) and spent his next two years in Uganda as a secondary school teacher in the Peace Corps. He is now a 5th-year PhD student in Marine Biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, where he develops statistical methods to improve fisheries management. Examples include: writing software to estimate animal diets from tissue samples, predicting fisheries bycatch risk, and assessing fish population status. Brian's career is dedicated to achieving balance between sustainable harvest and conservation of marine populations, combining quantitative and field skills to answer ecological questions immediately relevant to resource managers.

Taylor Conference Room - Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons, HMC Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons, HMC 301 Platt Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711, USA, 301 Platt Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711, USA