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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlrouen View Post
    You're in Wilmington, right? Is this for your senior project? If so, you should check out the oyster recycling program. That's what I did for my senior project. I had a blast helping out and I learned a lot about our local ecosystem.

    It starts with our local Stump Sound oyster population, which is struggling to survive due to over harvesting. Over harvesting just doesn't affect the oysters - it affects our local fish population. Local fish use the oyster estuaries to lay their eggs. The estuaries offer protection from larger predators and fishermen alike. So when the oyster estuaries are over harvested, our local Stump Sound population struggles as does our local fish population; especially the flounder.

    The North Carolina Oyster Shell Recycling Program collects used shells, from local restaurants, for estuary deposits. Once the shells are clean, the team will dump them into the river, essentially creating an "oyster shell stockpile." Oysters start out as free floating organisms that stick to objects, like recycled oyster shells. The plan is that the recycled stockpile becomes a new estuary after a few years. In doing so, these man-made estuaries become a new haven for local fish. It's a win-win for our region.

    One of the highlights of working with the program was the Flat Bottom Girls Flounder Tournament. Once we weigh the flounder, they are shipped to Brunswick County for breeding purposes. The flounder offspring are then released nearby the new estuaries; hopefully, to find a new home and future breeding spot for years to come. The tournament goes down in November, so get on it!

    My mentor was Tim Barefoot, from Barefoot Fishing Rods. He's a cool dude and he knows his stuff. I don't have his number anymore, but I'm sure you can find it online. If you do, make sure to tell him DL says "hello" and that I owe him a beer for helping me ace my senior project.
    Yes I'm in Wilmington, and it's for senior project.

    The problem was with most of the ideas I or others have suggested, a solid product wasn't manageable, but this will make for a solid product and project.

    Thanks for the awesome topic, I might pm you if I need anymore details.

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by krl0919 View Post
    the effect of sharknados on the price of tea in china. guaranteed A++
    I was too late, somebody has already decided to do that one :/

    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    Where are you located, banman?

    I would look at fishery issues if I were you--so many different aspects for you to choose from.
    Wilmington, and I'm really liking dl's idea on oysters because of how it ties into our local fisheries so much and how I can get my hands dirty while working on the product.

  3. #13
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    Man when did schools start making kids do this type stuff? I graduated HS in Charlotte in 93 and we didn't have to do nothin but get passing grades and not miss to many days. Not that I don't think the lessons learned form these projects are helpful but they seem based on what I've read to all have to be related to environment, social or other "humanitarian" type topics. I was always a business guy and majored in finance and marketing in college and do not see how researching any of these type topics would have benefited me in my goal to do finance and insurance sales. Obviously if those topics are what you want to research then great but are those the only type things you could do or could I say come up with a product, marketing campaign and sales plan for it or maybe a new analysis of the markets and rating models? Just saying when did schools stop teaching the 3 R's and begin focus on these type of issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter View Post
    Man when did schools start making kids do this type stuff? I graduated HS in Charlotte in 93 and we didn't have to do nothin but get passing grades and not miss to many days. Not that I don't think the lessons learned form these projects are helpful but they seem based on what I've read to all have to be related to environment, social or other "humanitarian" type topics. I was always a business guy and majored in finance and marketing in college and do not see how researching any of these type topics would have benefited me in my goal to do finance and insurance sales. Obviously if those topics are what you want to research then great but are those the only type things you could do or could I say come up with a product, marketing campaign and sales plan for it or maybe a new analysis of the markets and rating models? Just saying when did schools stop teaching the 3 R's and begin focus on these type of issues?
    Schools aren't focusing on certain topics for senior project, and you are in no way limited to any sort of topic whatsoever. You could do anything from diasabled veterans to nuclear waste disposal to finances, but you do have to keep in mind though that some sort of physical product has to be done with the project.

    Granted you could easily do a project on finances or marketing, but more people seem to be interested in environment, social or other "humanitarian" type topics, even if they DO want to do business, etc. in college.

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by banman View Post
    Schools aren't focusing on certain topics for senior project, and you are in no way limited to any sort of topic whatsoever. You could do anything from diasabled veterans to nuclear waste disposal to finances, but you do have to keep in mind though that some sort of physical product has to be done with the project.

    Granted you could easily do a project on finances or marketing, but more people seem to be interested in environment, social or other "humanitarian" type topics, even if they DO want to do business, etc. in college.
    Oh I got you. But believe me in the business world the almighty $ rules all! All other stuff comes second.

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    My son has to do this also.