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CMAST Research Technician earns poster award

Congratulations to NC State student and research technician at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), Caroline Branan, who recently received honorable mention for her poster presentation, “The use of drones in quantifying large marine debris distribution in microtidal marshes,” at the North Carolina Coastal Conference hosted by North Carolina Sea Grant.  

Caroline presented work she’s been conducting through the CMAST Eggleston Lab, using drones to measure marine debris in marsh ecosystems across the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System.  She says, “It was an honor to receive an Honorable Mention for the NC Coastal Conference Poster Session. This was my first time creating a poster like this, and I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity. I have been working on this marine debris project throughout the entirety of the Covid-19 pandemic, so having the chance to present our work in person to a wide audience was very fulfilling. Erin Voigt and Dave Eggleston have also been incredible mentors to me throughout my time in the Marine Ecology and Conservation Lab. I am truly thankful for their guidance.”