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Coastal Connections at LSU

Coastal Connections Competition flyer

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Louisiana Sea Grant hosted the Coastal Connections competition at Louisiana State University on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in the Energy, Coast & Environment Building.  The competition, modified from the Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) approach to research communication, was an exercise in developing academic, presentation and research communication skills while supporting the development of students’ capacities to effectively explain their research. Graduate students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their research topic and its significance using two slides. Coastal Connections focuses on the ability of students to consolidate their ideas and crystalize their research discoveries.

Applications Timeline:

  • Submission Deadline: February 22
  • Notice of Acceptance: March 1
  • Competition: March 15

Coastal Connections Application (Adobe Acrobat fillable form)

Presentation Examples:

Past Winners:

  • Julie Butler, A Little Fish in a Big, Noisy World. (2017)
  • Hollis Jones, Effects of Temperature and Salinity on Crassostrea virginica Feeding Physiology and Oxygen Consumption (2017)
  • Yaping Xu, Determine Soil Moisture through Satellite and Geoinformation Data to Predict Flood in Louisiana (2017)