2015 Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Robert Hardy, a USF College of Marine Science student who graduated in December 2014 with a Master’s Degree, was selected as one of four recipients of the 2015 USF Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award. This is the highest award given to students by the Office of Graduate Studies of USF.

This is in recognition of his thesis entitled “Assessments of surface pelagic drift communities and behavior of early juvenile sea turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico.” The award letter stated “your work stood out among the best, and the committee was very impressed with not only the theme of your research, but also the extent of your professional development to date.” 

The College of Marine Science is very proud of Robert’s achievements, as his research is a reflection of the University of South Florida’s academic excellence.