Sand, Sand and more Sand!

This week I am excited that I have collected over 50 sand samples from all over the United States with help of friends and colleagues! I have also been able to borrow some historical samples from different places in the world! I will be testing all of the samples for the presence of microplastics as well as collecting what I find in each sample to run some new testing procedures to determine what they are and hopefully give us an idea what the main pollution source is in each area .



This weekend I was able to present my research project in the poster session at WSN in Sacramento, CA.  I had an awesome time meeting other students and professors from all over the place.

Here are a few pictures from the weekend.L1030298L1030304 L1030302 L1030305