Our last speaker in the Science@Work series for the year is Rhonda Moniz, an underwater forensics specialist, filmmaker, journalist, and ROV pilot/supervisor. She will present on April 15 at 6:30 PM in Lyndon South.
Ms. Moniz is also a diving safety officer and specializes in the use of marine technology in underwater search and recovery, and aquatic crime scene investigation. She has also worked over the past twenty years, as a lead science diver and diving instructor. Ms. Moniz is the founder and Director of Operations for Underwater Investigative Group, a company specializing in underwater forensics, and marine technology. She has been involved in a number of expeditions around the globe including several as the first female ROV pilot for Dr. Robert Ballard, who found the Titanic and discovered the presence of hydrothermal vents. During those expeditions, they discovered countless ancient shipwrecks, some that predated the time of Christ, at depths exceeding 10,000 feet.
Ms. Moniz is Chairman of the Board for the New England chapter of the Marine Technology Society as well as President of the Marine Oceanographic Technology Network. Ms. Moniz is a published author and has acted as a subject matter expert for a number of television productions including a new series on Oxygen Channel. Her work as a dive leader, explorer, filmmaker, and journalist has taken her around the world.
Join us for an engaging evening as Rhonda Moniz shares information and photos from her underwater explorations. Her lecture is free and open to the public on April 15 at 6:30 PM at Tabor Academy in the Lyndon South Auditorium at 242 Front Street, Marion.
Save the Date: Tabor was invited to host a membership meeting of the Marine Oceanographic Technology Network on May 6 at 5:30 PM in Lillard Livingroom. Tabor faculty and students will present recent Tabor projects and partnerships between Tabor and SMAST, and Tabor’s work at the Gerace Research Center in San Salvador, Bahamas.
Students will have a sleep in while the faculty meets this morning. Day students are welcome to come at the usual time for breakfast, if they want. Classes will meet through the afternoon and there will be no co-curricular activities.
Please join John Quirk, Head of School and hosts Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pokoik '63 GP '23 for a cruising reception aboard the Marina Jack II 2 Marina Plaza Sarasota 2:00pm. - 4:00pm (boarding promptly at 1:45pm)
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