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MARB IDP 2019 Retreat

Corpus Christi, TX

January 11-12, 2019

Registration deadline:
December 19, 2018

Tentative schedule

Friday, January 11

12:00-2:00 MARB IDP Executive Committee Meeting (incl. lunch) HRI 318  

1:00-2:00 General check in – HRI lobby       

2:00-3:00 Graduate Student meeting - UC Bayview Room

2:00-3:00 General faculty meeting - HRI 127    

3:10-3:30 Welcome – Karen McCaleb / Frank Pezold / Cherie McCullough - HRI 127

3:30-7:00 Student and faculty presentations:  HRI 127

7:00-9:00 Poster session and social (incl. dinner): HRI 127 & Lobby
***Maximum poster dimensions are 36” high by 48” wide.

Saturday, January 12

8:00-9:00 MARB IDP New Faculty Orientation (incl. breakfast) HRI 127

9:00-10:00 New faculty talks (incl. breakfast) HRI 127

10:00-noon Student and faculty presentations HRI 127

Noon-12:30 Lunch HRI 127

12:30-2:00 Student and faculty presentations HRI 127

Information for Presenters

Attendees may give both a poster and an oral presentation. Students closest to graduation will be given priority for 15 minute presentations.

Oral presentations

  • Faculty new to the MARB IDP (reserved for those faculty who have not previously presented at a MARB IDP retreat) have been allotted 15-minute presentation slots (12 minutes + 3 for questions)
  • A limited number of 15-minute oral presentation slots will be allotted to senior graduate students (within a year of completion).
  • All other oral presentations will be “lightning talks” with 5 minutes for the presentation of a single hypothesis, idea, or result + 2 minutes for questions
  • Please load your presentation onto the podium PC prior to the start of your session.
  • A microphone, laser pointer, and remote will be provided.

Poster presentations

  • The recommended poster size is 36” high by 48” wide, preferably in landscape orientation.

Directions & Parking

Parking passes to the TAMU-CC garage can be obtained upon check in. Please park in the Bayside Parking Garage (enter from Surf Lane). The meeting will be held in Building #19 (upper left corner of map), Harte Research Institute and Tidal Hall (red rectangle labeled ‘under construction / Starfish Parking Lot’).



There are several hotels in Corpus Christi that provide state rates through Concur. Most hotels in Corpus Christi will be within a 15 minute drive of the TAMU-CC campus.

Contact Us

Jennifer Pollack
MARB Program Coordinator
Chair, Coastal Conservation and Restoration

Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences
Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Phone: 361-825-2041