Laura Mast

Environmental Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Laura Mast is an NSF Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She studies resource recovery, specifically at extract rare earth elements from coal fly ash, a waste material produced from burning coal for electricity. She was recently the lead organizer for ComSciCon-Atlanta, a workshop training graduate students in science communication, and she runs a start up that streamlines voting at STEM competitions.

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Coal ash contains lead, arsenic, and mercury โ€“ย and it's mostly unregulated

Can science find solutions where policy lags before the damage deepens?

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Don't fear germs โ€“ at least not too much

Microbes are neither purely 'good' nor 'bad'

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Tropical rainforests may be near a tipping point beyond our control

Deforestation may work like diseases: uncontained, it can win

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Why don't Americans care about chemicals?

We need chemicals for daily life, but seem to feel 'apocalypse fatigue' around their dangers

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