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Coastal Connections at Nicholls – Infographic Challenge

Louisiana Sea Grant is hosting a Coastal Connections Infographic Challenge at Nicholls State University on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 6 p.m.in the Bollinger Suite of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at Nicholls conducting coastal research—including, but not limited to the fields of anthropology, biology, design, ecology, economics, engineering, geography, geology, history and sociology. The deadline to pre-register for Coastal Connections at Nicholls is Friday, March 17, 2023. — more about the Coastal Connections Infographic Challenge at Nicholls

LSU Discover Day 2023

Discover Day is an annual multi-discipline undergraduate research conference held in Baton Rouge, LA at Louisiana State University each spring.  Students from any college/university and from any major are welcome to submit an application to present their research or creative work. The 10th annual LSU Discover Day will be held in person on Friday, April 21st, 2023 at Louisiana State University’s Student Union. Applications are due by Sunday, March 12th. — more info about LSU Discover Day

Eleanor Earle Memorial AAUW Scholarship

Each year, AAUW Baton Rouge Branch will award up to three (3) $1,000 scholarships to female students. Eligible candidates must be doctoral students of LSU or Southern University, who have completed at least half of the prescribed program for their degree. Scholarship applications will be accepted up to April 30, 2023.  Applications may be mailed or submitted electronically. —  more info about the Eleanor Earle Memorial AAUW Scholarship

Sea Grant Graduate Fellowships

Sea Grant has many reputable fellowships specifically for graduate students that focus on professional development in budding careers for a variety of marine topics. — more info on all Sea Grant fellowships

LUMCON Scientific Diver Training

Scientific Diver-in-Training, commonly referred to as a DIT, is the beginning point for most scientific divers. Generally, a DIT is also a scientist, or scientist-in-training. The training process for a DIT to become a scientific diver is extensive, at least 100 hours minimum. LUMCON is at present the only American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) designated training facility in the State of Louisiana. Scientific diver certification is required by most academic and government agencies who utilize diving as a research tool for marine science including biology, chemistry, biomedical, engineering and geosciences, and for all diving work conducted in association with LUMCON. — more  info on LUMCON Scientific Diver Training.