Dr. Cecil Jennings, a research fishery biologist from the U.S. Geological Survey and an adjunct professor of fisheries at the
University of Georgia, participated in the Celebrity Scientist program at St. Joseph High School on St. Croix. He spoke to the students in the St. Joseph Church Hospitality Lounge and Learning Center on April 7 for an hour about Virgin Islands natural history, stewardship and responsibilities in preserving the environment and career opportunities in marine and environmental science.
The visiting Celebrity Scientist program is sponsored by the Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) and is funded by the National Science Foundation. It is designed to increase research and education capacity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) within the territory.