NCCOS Intern Places First in Oral Presentation at Educational Partnership Program’s Student Scholarship Presentation Week
Karl Grant, a summer intern of NOAA’s Educational Partnership Program (EPP), presented his work on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and trace elements, and won first prize for his oral presentation entitled “Measurement of PAH’s, butylins, and polychlorinated biphenyls in mussels collected in the mid-1940s.” Karl attends Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL majoring in environmental science. Over the last 3 months Karl has completed a summer internship with NCCOS. Karl assisted with a quality assurance review of NOAA generated sediment toxicity data from Gulf Coast estuaries. Karl also worked on a paper that allows NOAA to extend its time perspective of long-term contaminant monitoring from the current 1986-2007 timeframe back to 1944, with data derived from canned mussel samples from Maine.