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Louisiana Sea Grant is excited to sponsor the Coastal Connections competition at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Coastal Connections is modified from the Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) approach to research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of students’ capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to non-specialist audience. Graduate students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their research topic and its significance using up to two PowerPoint slides. Coastal Connections focuses on the ability of students to consolidate their ideas and crystalize their research discoveries.
Plastic is common in several modern products we use every day, from clothing to containers and everything in between. There is so much plastic in use that it has become a problem with our waterways. How are our fisheries impacted? Does it affect our drinking water supplies? Please join us for a free presentation and demonstration on microplastics in Louisiana’s waterways.
The presentation will be followed by an interactive display.
Scheduled speakers will include Dr. Mark Benfield, Professor of LSU’s Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences; and Alma Robichaux, Education/Outreach Coordinator with the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program.
The presentation is open to LDEQ and the public, and registration is not required.
Come join researchers and responders as they discuss how science guides oil spill response. This workshop is designed to bring area scientists and emergency responders together to network, communicate, and form partnerships. Scientists will share research results and responders will explain response processes and priorities.
Attend in person or online via live-streaming webinar. Registration is free and includes lunch!
To register or learn more on how to participate online, visit