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Finding Genius Podcast

Sep 26, 2023

In this episode, we discuss microplastics in marine environments with Dr. J. Evan Ward, Professor and Head of Marine Sciences at the University of Connecticut. As an accomplished experimental biologist, Dr. Ward researches the dynamic interactions between marine animals and their environment – ranging from the...


Sep 24, 2023

In this episode, we are joined by Bruce R. Sutherland, the Associate Editor of Physical Review Fluids, and a Professor in the Departments of Physics and Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at The University of Alberta. 

As someone who is deeply interested in environmental concerns, Mr. Sutherland employs “a combination of...


Sep 23, 2023

Our environment is facing a new challenge: microplastics. A lot of this material is found in our waterways, and researchers are working hard at identifying where they come from and how we can mitigate this problem before it gets worse.

Dr. Brady K. Skaggs, Jr. is the Water Quality Program Director for The Pontchartrain...


Sep 22, 2023

Recycling is a process that is much more complex than most people think. While our society is taking steps towards recycling more, it is important to keep refining our approach to it so that we can see sustainable results as we move forward. 

Dr. Bill Carroll is an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana, a Certified...


Sep 21, 2023

What makes the microplastic problem so hard to solve? With Varied sizes and states, this range of particles requires an interdisciplinary solution. Listen up to learn:

  • Why the microplastics problem requires a varied approach
  • If nanoparticles' charge affects their ability to be broken down
  • The factors that impact the...