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Great Lakes Science in Action Symposium


4th Annual Symposium
Friday, October 20, 2017
Starting at 8:30am
Auditorium, Biosciences Building


9:00AM
Introduction 
Dr. Michael Gealt
Executive Vice President/Provost, Central Michigan University

9:05AM - 9:40AM
U.S. Congressman John Moolenaar
Michigan's Fourth Congressional District

9:40AM
Introduction
Dr. Jane Matty
Acting Dean, College of Science & Engineering

9:45AM - 10:15AM
State Senator Darwin Booher
Michigan's 35th District

10:20AM - 11:20AM
Panel 1: Current Great Lakes Issues: State and Federal Perspectives

Dr. Donald Uzarski, Moderator
Director, CMU Institute for Great Lakes Research
Director, CMU Biological Station
Professor of Biology, Central Michigan University

Danielle Chesky
Environmental Affairs Officer, Environment and Energy Section
Embassy of Canada

Jordan Dickinson
Senior Legislative Assistant, Congressman Dan Kildee, Michigan's 5th Congressional District

Anne Garwood
Wetlands, Lakes and Streams Unit, Water Resources Division
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Dr. Seth J. Herbst
Fisheries Biologist - Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, Fisheries Division
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Eva A. Vrana
Legislative Assistant, Congressman John Moolenaar, Michigan's 4th Congressional District

11:25AM - 12:30PM
Panel 2: The State of Great Lakes Science

Dr. Ian R. Davison, Moderator
Senior Vice Provost/Academic Reorganization Initiative, 
Professor of Biology, Central Michigan University

Dr. Marcello Graziano
Assistant Professor
Institute for Great Lakes Research
Department of Geography, Central Michigan University

Dr. Daria Kluver
Associate Professor
Institute for Great Lakes Research
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Central Michigan University

Dr. Andrew R. Mahon
Associate Professor
Institute for Great Lakes Research
Department of Biology, Central Michigan University

Dr. Kelly F. Robinson
Assistant Professor
Quantitative Fisheries Center, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife
Michigan State University

Dr. Michael J. Siefkes
Sea Lamprey Control Program Manager, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

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​Central Michigan University is a recognized leader in studying the Great Lakes, with more than 20 faculty in the Institute for Great Lakes Research supported by state-of-the-art facilities in Mount Pleasant and at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island.

Special Guests​
U.S. Congressman John Moolenaar​
Michigan's 4th Congressional District
U.S. Congressman John MoolenaarU.S. Congressman John Moolenaar is a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, the House Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, the House Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, the House Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, and is a co-founder and co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Chemistry Caucus.



State Senator Darwin Booher​
Michigan's 35th District
State Senator Darwin Booher
State Senator Darwin Booher is vice chair of the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus comprised of eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.  He also chairs the Senate Banking & Financial Institutions Committee, and serves as a member of the Agriculture and Education committees for the 2014-18 legislative term. He also serves as a member of the important Senate Appropriations Committee, where he chairs the Capital Outlay and Community Colleges subcommittees.  Prior to his election to the Senate, Booher served three terms in the Michigan House. He was first elected in 2004 to represent residents of Osceola, Mecosta and Wexford counties. Booher served on the House Appropriations Committee for his entire career in House, serving as caucus chair on subcommittees for community colleges, natural resources, special governmental operations, and the House Banking and Financial Services Committee. ​