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Plastic Input into the Ocean – Release Day

So, today (and this week!) has been a bit surreal. I had my first-ever paper published in Science, Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean. I had more interviews than I ever knew were possible in a 3-day time … Continue reading

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Why eXXpedition 2014?

Synchronicity. After e-meeting Emily Penn this summer to discuss the Apple video and her work, we thought that we might one day work together… little did we know it would happen so soon! Here I am, resident engineer, an addition … Continue reading

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My Marine Debris Story

I am so grateful for what I get to do every day, research and teaching mostly, but also service and outreach too. In honor of the International Coastal Cleanup this weekend, I decided to share the story of how I … Continue reading

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Interview with Matthew Lisiecki (MPA Candidate 2013, NYU)

Matthew, an MPA student at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, contacted me about six weeks ago and asked to do an online interview. Matt is currently studying open government and innovation in a class with Beth Noveck (former head … Continue reading

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Green Screen

I recently went to Jekyll Island to meet with my Georgia Sea Turtle Center collaborator and attend the Green Screen event put on by EcoFest Film Fesitval, Georgia Sea Grant, and Jekyll Island. I brought along undergraduate student Abby Stern … Continue reading

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Commingled Conversations

I was recently interviewed by Steve Averett of Waste Age Magazine. It was a fun interview, not any questions about my research, but little peeks into my personal world and my opinions. The post was put together well – with … Continue reading

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The UGA College of Engineering is Launched

It is so exciting to be a part of Georgia Engineering today! The new College of Engineering was officially launched on July 1, 2012. Our inaugural Dean is Dr. Dale Threadgill, who has written an inspirational welcome to the College. … Continue reading

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Coretta Scott King Academy Visit

On Friday, June 1, we hosted about 45 students (grades 9-11) from Coretta Scott King Academy. The students toured several engineering laboratories, including ours. They heard all about environmental engineering and urban systems. They got see microbial fuel cells and … Continue reading

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Krishna Graduated!

Krishna successfully defended his masters thesis entitled: Continuous Power Genreation and Treatment of Landfill Leachate using Microbial Fuel Cells and completed all the requirements for graduation. He is the first student to graduate from the Jambeck Research Group at UGA … Continue reading

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WeRecycle is here – vote on US EPA Apps for the Environment!

Click Here to View our Entry and Vote! Our newest app, another collaboration with Dr. Kyle Johnsen and his research group, WeRecycle, is here! UGA Press Release. WeRecycle is a platform to facilitate communication about waste between citizens and and … Continue reading

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