Student Participation

Student Papers are due October 29, 2021

University students through Ph.D. candidates are encouraged to attend the Conference and will find participation valuable to their career development. In addition to the technical information gained by attending presentations and visiting exhibits, students will be able to meet and talk with environmental professionals representing a wide range of work experience and employers.
Recruitment is a major focus of many participating Exhibitors and Sponsors and the Conference will provide enhanced networking opportunities for student job-seekers.

Student Paper Competition

Student papers may be submitted on any topic relevant to the overall technical scope of the Conference. The primary author of each  winning paper will receive a complimentary, nontransferable registration and a cash award, which will provide substantial assistance with travel and hotel costs. Competition participants will be informed of the results in December 2021.

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Students who wish to present their work at the Conference (if they win the competition or not) should submit an abstract through the online system by the August 31, 2021, abstract due date. They may then submit their competition papers by the October 29 student paper due date. 

Student Registration Rates

The student registration rate provides full access to technical sessions, exhibits and meals. Full-time students are eligible; documentation of current enrollment is required. See the Registration page for details.

Student Events Sponsors

Battelle gratefully acknowledges the organizations seen below whose contributions will be applied towards the cost of the student events and student paper winner awards.

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Haley & Aldrich, Inc., is committed to delivering the value our clients need from their capital, operations, and environmental projects. Our one-team approach allows us to draw from our 700 engineers, scientists, and constructors in 30 offices for creative collaboration and expert perspectives. Since our founding in 1957, we have one goal in all we do: deliver long-term value efficiently, no matter how straightforward or complex the challenge. In 2020, Haley & Aldrich acquired Hart Crowser, an engineering and environmental consultancy with extensive expertise in the Pacific Northwest and recognized for its cutting-edge performance-based seismic design methods. Visit us at