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Microplastic research gears up at Morgan State University
Carol Adrianne Smith thinks jellyfish have a lot to teach us about microplastic pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. And, thanks in part to a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to her historically Black university, she’s asking questions and getting some answers.
Smith is one of five post-graduate students at Morgan State University in Baltimore who are benefitting from a federal grant that arrived in early 2021. The funding has two major goals: to increase the capacity of science and engineering programs at historically Black colleges and universities like Morgan State, and to invest in the growing field of microplastics research.