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LSU's College of the Coast & Environment Showcases Research Impact on Louisiana at LSU Day at the Capitol
LSU Day at the Capitol illustrates all of the ways that the university positively impacts the state of Louisiana--a $5.1 billion annual economic impact. Included in this figure are economic impacts on the coast. Some of the world's premier coastal and environmental scientists work at Louisiana's flagship university, and the College of the Coast & Environment highlighted some of their valuable research via a delta table demonstration. That same day, Louisiana's House of Representatives acknowledged a resolution commending Dean Chris D'Elia for receiving the Wes Tunnell Lifetime Recognition for Gulf Science and Conservation.
On Tuesday, April 9, three undergraduate students from LSU's College of the Coast & Environment were recognized for their poster presentations as a part of LSU Discover Day 2019. LSU Discover Day is an undergraduate research and creativity symposium that provides a forum for undergraduates to share their work with the larger community. Of the nine Coastal Environmental Science undergraduates who participated, the College of the Coast & Environment, awarded the top scoring CC&E participants-Maggie Knight, Grayton Bruno, and Joey Winston
Brian Matherne, doctoral student in the College of the Coast & Environment's Department of Environmental Sciences, has been selected as one of 60 Society for Science & the Public Advocates as part of their 2019 Advocate Grant Program. Out of the 289 applications they received, Matherne's was selected for his hard work and dedication to the students he serves as the chapter coordinator of LSU EnvironMentors.
Linda Hooper-Bùi, a professor of environmental sciences within LSU's College of the Coast & Environment, is one of six honorees to receive the Coalition to Restore Louisiana's 2019 Coastal Stewardship Award, which recognizes her extensive contributions to Louisiana wetlands restoration and conservation. The 24th annual award ceremony will be held on May 17 at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center.
Coming from Virginia to Louisiana for her job at LSU, Cassandra Glaspie, an assistant professor of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences at the College of the Coast & Environment, recently purchased a home on a wetland in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, about 10 miles south of Baton Rouge. Fascinated by Louisiana's beautiful and fragile environment, she was determined to make proactive decisions about protecting the local flora and fauna. So, she sat down with the College of the Coast & Environment to list seven changes she made to her property to make it more wetlands-friendly.