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Coastal Connections: Nicholls

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Coastal Connections at Nicholls

Coastal Connections Competition flyer

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Louisiana Sea Grant hosted the Coastal Connections competition at Nicholls State University on Monday, October 29, 2018 in the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center at Jean Lafitte National Park. 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: October 5
  • Notice of Acceptance: October 12
  • Competition: October 29

Coastal Connections Application (Adobe Acrobat fillable form)

Presentation Examples:

Past Winners:

  • Alexa Ballinger, Population characteristics of crayfish in two hydrologically different Louisiana river-floodplain systems (2017)
  • Kellyn LaCour-Conant, Long-term Deepwater Horizon impacts on salt marsh plant-invertebrate relationships (2017)
  • Megan Nepshinsky, Feeding areas of breeding Royal terns on Isles Dernieres Barrier Islands (2017)