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Charlie and the Plastic Oceans

How do microplastics impact the ocean, wildlife, and the wellbeing of the overall planet? Learn from PhD student Charles Rolsky, who has fused his lifelong love of the ocean with the brainpower of the biosciences to create research programs dedicated to studying and remediating microplastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Charlie also shares his experiences – the good, the bad, and the funny - in becoming a public figure, from speaking at TedTalks to starring in an ASU commercial. In addition to describing the how ASU has enabled his innovation mindset, he highlights the importance of scientists being comfortable with also being storytellers, to build the bridge between the research community and the public.

Recommended if you're interested in: microplastics, saving the oceans, scientific storytelling, faculty mentors, finding your path

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