College of Arts & Sciences

UNCW Students Sweep Poster Awards at NC Coastal Conference

NOVEMBER 21, 2022

UNCW students showcased their research at the 2022 North Carolina Coastal Conference presented by North Carolina Sea Grant. The conference served as an opportunity for students to engage with others committed to supporting coastal ecosystems and economies. UNCW graduate students swept the poster awards on topics from PFAs, Cold Tolerance in Aquatic Plants, Production Economics of Black Sea Bass, to The SEACOW: A Low-Cost Sensor for water quality assessment. “As is the tradition, all the students presented outstanding work,” said Executive Director Susan White.


Emily Corbitt, co-authors: Lynn A. Leonard, Ralph N. Mead.
Occurrence and Distribution of Legacy and Replacement Per- and Poly- Fluoroalkyl Substances in Tidal Creeks of Southeastern North Carolina

Lindsey Stevenson, co-authors: Bradley Furman, Kelly Darnell, Jessie Jarvis.
An Examination of Cold Tolerance in Halodule wrightii (aquatic plants): Is There a Latitudinal Gradient from Florida to North Carolina, USA


Kaitlyn Hudson, co-authors: Wade O. Watanabe, Christopher F. Dumas, Md Shah Alam, Patrick Carroll.
Production Economics of Black Sea Bass in a Recirculating Aquaculture System and Sensitivity to Genetically Induced Growth Increases and Alteration of Protein Source in Aquafeed


Elizabeth Farquhar, co-author: Phil Bresnahan.
The SEACOW: A Low-Cost Sensor for Exchange of Atmospheric CO2 with Water

Our students agree, student presentations are a balance of their research and all the aspects of the projects within an engaging format that demonstrates the importance of their topics. Congratulations to all the award winners. 

-ME Frizzell