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Science for Humanity Series: Theresa Oehmke

April 18, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

On Thursday, April 18, the CCBM will host Theresa Oehmke for a Science for Humanity Series session. Ms. Oehmke's talk titled, "From the Pool to the Ocean: One Girl’s Path to Becoming a Scientist" will discuss influences and choices that led her on the path to pursue a PhD at UC Berkeley.


Open to all students, faculty, staff & local community. Guest parking in Bellevue Lot. Permit-less parking dispenser; credit card only.


Science for Humanity Series with Theresa Oehmke

Thursday, April 18

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM




"I am often asked about my academic path and what motivates me to keep doing

what I’m doing. I will spend part of this talk discussing the influences and

choices that got me to where I am. Then I’ll dive in to my current research

which uses dissolving sugar particles as a proxy for studying the exchange of

soluble material to and from planktonic organisms. A fundamental

understanding of how these organisms interact with their environment can be

applied to the design of mini robots that sample concentration plumes in oceans

and other bodies of water."


Theresa Oehmke is a 4th year PhD student in the Environmental Fluid

Mechanics and Hydrology group in the Department of Civil and Environmental

Engineering at UC Berkeley. Her research investigates the mysteries governing

particle-fluid interactions in turbulence. Outside of the lab, Teri spends time at

the pool playing water polo and swimming. She is dedicated to creating spaces

for underrepresented groups and has focused on doing this through work as a

committee member for the 32nd and 34th Annual Empowering Womxn of Color

Conference hosted by UC Berkeley.

Contact Information

Carrie Kouadio
CCBM Executive DIrector
(209) 228-3608