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Brownbag with Dr. Dijanna Figueroa

"Journey to the Deep"

Dr. Dijanna Figueroa is a marine scientist and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) education specialist. During her three-day visit to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), she came to main campus to give a brownbag talk titled “Journey to the Deep: Exploring the Biology of Animals that Live in Extreme Environments,” in which she shared her science experience story and highlights of her deep sea hydrothermal vent research. Dr. Figueroa’s research on the thermal physiology of hydrothermal vent animals was featured in James Cameron’s ocean exploration documentary, Aliens of the Deep.

Dr. Figueroa
Jacquelyn Y. McLendon
Dean and Harry Whitehead
Dr. Figueroa presenting
Dr. Figueroa presenting
Dr. Figueroa presenting