April 1, 2019 at 7:45 pm

Undergraduate Math Seminar | Ocean Cleanup Project: Vertical Distribution of Plastics, April 18

The Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar series features Samantha Skeens discussing “The Ocean Cleanup Project: Vertical Distribution of Plastics” on Thursday, April 18, from 5:15 to 6:10 p.m. in Morton 322.

Skeens is an undergraduate student in Mathematics at Ohio University.

Abstract: There are over five TRILLION pieces of plastics in the world’s oceans. There is a team, The Ocean Cleanup Project, set to do something about this. To help build the most efficient system possible, one of the matters the team studied was the vertical distribution of plastics in the ocean. Studying this brings in calculus, mathematical modeling, and many useful statistics. Every study that is done about the plastics in the ocean gives a little more knowledge and gets us that much closer to having plastic free oceans.

Talks in this seminar series are designed to be accessible to undergraduate mathematics majors, but all are welcome to attend. See more about this seminar series.

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