Commencement 2017: URI graduate excels in research of pollutants in lakes, oceans Carrie McDonough earns Ph.D from Graduate School of Oceanography Shampoo makes our hair smell good, but at a price. Sweet-smelling tresses bring polluted waterways. That’s the conclusion of Carrie McDonough, who will receive her doctorate in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island’s […]Continue reading "GSO’s McDonough profiled in URI’s Commencement 2017"
“Organophosphate esters” is a mouthful to most, but for Carrie McDonough the cryptic words spell possible doom for ocean waters. McDonough, a doctoral student at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, studies these flame retardants to find out whether they are polluting the ocean. Her conclusion: Yes. McDonough recently won the C. […]Continue reading "Carrie McDonough wins international environmental chemistry award"
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It all started with Mr. Southard. Carrie McDonough was a high school student when Don Southard, her beloved chemistry teacher, told her about the origins of acid rain: sulfur dioxide emissions—usually from smokestacks—that react with water molecules to produce acids. She was fascinated by the science, but also troubled by the consequences: a pernicious effect […]Continue reading "McDonough Studies Emerging Contaminants"
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Carrie McDonough studies complicated things like “organophosphate ester flame retardants,’’ but another one of her specialties is translating that jargon into words the general public can understand. The University of Rhode Island graduate student accomplishes that and more through her blog, oceanbites, which tackles oceanography research with clarity—and, when appropriate, a dash of humor. (Recent […]Continue reading "Graduate School of Oceanography Student Creates Blog About Marine Science"