Coastal Champion: Nancy Rabalais is unstoppable in her pursuit to protect the Gulf of Mexico

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Internships: More Than a Summer Job

Internships: More Than a Summer Job

Students in the LSU College of the Coast & Environment have received internships at major organizations like GeoCorps (TM) America, Geological Society of America, LUMCON, Louisiana Sea Grant, NOAA, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and more. Our college offers many excellent resources for current students (and alumni!) to access during their job search. Learn more about the internships and jobs available.

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Coast & Environment Grants and Contracts Manager Earns LSU Staff Stripes Award

Coast & Environment Grants and Contracts Manager Earns LSU Staff Stripes Award

Congratulation to Melanie Spinks who received a Staff Stripes Award from LSU Staff Senate this October! Spinks is a grants and contracts manager for the LSU College of the Coast & Environment, or CC&E, and the second CC&E employee to earn one this year. She was nominated by John White, CC&E's associate dean of research, and Matt Hiatt, assistant professor in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences.

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Space Shuckin': Making Oysters Safer to Eat, With Help from NASA

Space Shuckin': Making Oysters Safer to Eat, With Help from NASA

Crystal Johnson, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences in the LSU College of the Coast & Environment, knows a bacterium doesn't care where it gets its food--whether the ocean, an oyster, or the human mouth. She studies how microbes respond to their environment, including vibrios, which play an important role in nature's clean-up system. They break down organic matter in all aquatic environments--lakes, rivers, marches, and the sea--help recycle carbon, and degrade waste. Vibrios are everywhere.

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