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The Marine Biology Student Association (MBSA) is an official ODU student organization for undergraduate students interested in marine biology. The purpose of the MBSA is to:

  • Facilitate communication and interaction among students and faculty in the Marine Biology Concentration Area Program within the ODU Department of Biological Sciences;
  • Engage students in marine biology-related service activities in Hampton Roads and beyond;
  • Disseminate information on research, internship, educational, and professional opportunities to marine biology students;
  • Develop a deeper understanding of marine biology through seminars by marine biology faculty, graduate students, and invited guests; and to
  • Provide marine biology students with career and coursework counseling.


The MBSA generally meets twice a month during the academic year and hosts social events and marine biology-related community service activities that take place at other times. Students in the Marine Biology Concentration Area are expected to be active participants in the MBSA.

The MBSA will be meeting on the first and third Tuesdays each month in room OCNPS 200 during activity hour (12:30 - 1:20PM).

Additional information about MBSA meeting agendas, various student opportunities, and other items of interest are posted on the MBSA Message Board on the 3rd floor of the MGB Building across from the elevator.


President: Adam Wood awood049@odu.edu
Vice President: Elizabeth Smith dsmit186@odu.edu
Secretary: Lindsey Dimick ldimi001@odu.edu
Treasurer: Tiffany Dawson tdaws001@odu.edu
Event Coordinator: Evelyn Lewis elewi024@odu.edu

Our Orgsync website can be located here