Dr. Widder

Dr. Edith Widder, biologist and deep-sea explorer, will present the 27th Annual Brossman Science Lecture on November 3 at Millersville University. Widder’s presentation, “Exploring and Protecting Planet Ocean,” will give a breathtaking view of the world beneath the surface of the seas.

This event, which will take place at 7 p.m. in Marauder Court, located in the Student Memorial Center, will answer the question “What beauty can be found at the ocean’s greatest depths, and how can we protect it?”

In 2005, Widder co-founded the Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of marine ecosystems and the species they sustain. She is a specialist in bioluminescence and a leader in designing new submersible equipment to enable unobtrusive deep-sea observations. Her research involving submersibles has been featured on BBC, PBS, Discovery Channel and National Geographic television programs.

The presentation is sponsored by the Mr. and Mrs. William F. Brossman Charitable Foundation and Millersville University.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the dean’s office of the School of Science and Mathematics at 717-872-3407 or SciMathDeansOffice@millersville.edu.

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