Student Participation

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 Registration

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/Young Professional Events

The following special events are planned to enhance students’ career development and networking opportunities:

Student Poster Competition. Students with abstracts accepted for the technical program as poster presentations will be given the opportunity to participate in a poster competition. Posters will be judged by a panel of experts and the winner will receive a $500 prize at the closing session. Student registrants will be contacted by the Conference Office closer to the Conference.


Total Career Mastery: From Networking to Leadership and Self-Development | Sunday, June 2, 1:00-2:40 p.m. | Pre-Registration NOT Required

Panel Moderator: Sean Rigsby (Rigsby Search Group)


Casey Amend (Haley & Aldrich)
Gregory Gervais (U.S. EPA)
Rick B. Wice (Battelle)

The objective of this panel discussion is to equip students and young professionals with strategies and a roadmap for career advancement and growth. The following topics will be discussed, followed by Q&A:

  • Professional Networking
  • Leveraging LinkedIn For Career Success
  • How To Ask For A Raise or Promotion
  • Transitioning To Leadership Roles
  • Personal Development For Career Success
  • Time Management And Productivity Techniques
  • Impact Of Social Media On Professional Networking
  • Continuous Learning And Skill Development
  • How To Prepare For And Achieve Long-Term Career Goals
  • How To Expand My Professional Influence And Thought Leadership Within My Industry
  • How To Transition Into Leadership Roles
  • Strategies To Overcome Career Stagnation
  • Skills Or Certifications To Accelerate Career Growth
  • Seeking Out Mentors
  • How To Showcase My Achievements And Experiences To Hiring Authorities
  • Strategies for Remote Networking


Career KickStarter |  Sunday, June 2, 3:00-5:00 p.m. | Registration Closed--Attendance Maximum Met

This event is intended for students and young professionals (less than 5 years in their field). It is a program designed to foster networking and mentorship within the environmental sector. Participants will be matched with an experienced professional in a mentorship relationship, which both mentee and mentor are committed to sustaining for 1 year.

Mentors will provide guidance and constructive criticism to students, actively engage their professional network to strengthen the student’s, educate the student on the ins-and-outs of their own profession, have regular meetings to ensure the students goals are being met, and most importantly, provide encouragement.

All participation is voluntary and there is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required to match mentors and mentees. A target of 20-30 professionals is desired for successful implementation.


2024 Student Events Sponsors

Battelle gratefully acknowledges the organizations seen below whose contributions will be applied to the overall cost of the student events.


At Dalton, Olmstead & Fuglevand (DOF), successful project completion is our passion. Our team of recognized industry experts brings in-depth understanding of environmental, engineering, geological and construction concepts to every project. We strive to achieve the best possible engineering solutions, with hands-on senior-level environmental consulting services in contaminated marine and upland environments. DOF provides a broad range of environmental consulting services for upland and marine sites including assessment, evaluation, design, permitting, construction oversight, long-term monitoring, and environmental compliance. Our mission is to provide hands-on senior level services focused on timely completion of complex sediment and upland remediation and compliance projects. These remediation and compliance projects can often be combined with other critical components like capital improvements that leave the site owner with solutions to their environmental needs that also benefit their long-term business objectives. We help clients resolve environmental issues with smart, cost-effective solutions in a timely fashion by balancing technical, regulatory, and political demands through the entire project.



The Direct Image® division of Geoprobe® develops innovative technology solutions which collect in-situ measurements of soil lithology, aquifer parameters, VOC or NAPL Fuel/Oil contaminants with specific sensors. Many of these highly sensitive sensors can be percussion driven into the unconsolidated subsurface while collecting valuable high-resolution data.



Haemers Technologies is a technology provider active in the field of thermal soil remediation with more than 30 years of experience. Our continuous commitment to invent, improve and apply thermal desorption technologies, such as the Smart Burners™, a technique that allows remediation of soils and removes a wide range of pollutants from heavy hydrocarbons to mercury and chlorinated solvents, in all types of soils. Haemers Technologies engineers are the inventors of the first mobile thermal systems and the award-winning Smart Burners™ for both in situ (ISTD) and ex situ (ESTD) thermal remediation applications, while recovering energy and soil contaminants. Our technologies and unique business model help reduce overall remediation costs and environmental impacts and increases the applicability to projects at remote locations.



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 900 engineers, scientists, and constructors in more than 35 offices for creative collaboration and expert perspectives. Since our founding in 1957, we have had one goal in all we do: deliver long-term value efficiently, no matter how straightforward or complex the challenge.



At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force over 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector. Ranked No. 5 among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms, Jacobs helped launch the modern era of contaminated site investigation and remediation with the authoring of the landmark U.S. Environmental Protection Agency remedial investigation/feasibility study guidance document in 1988. Over the ensuing decades, the company’s work with commercial and governmental clients has fundamentally shaped the industry and led to remarkable technical and cost-saving breakthroughs. Jacobs’ Remediation & Regeneration professionals leverage this expertise to deliver innovative solutions that solve the toughest environmental clean-up challenges. We help clients manage a wide range of contaminants, from radionuclides and metals to organic contaminants and emerging contaminants like PFAS and help them mitigate complex issues such as vapor intrusion, low level radiological waste, and redevelopment in an evolving regulatory environment. Visit and connect with Jacobs on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.



Mabbett & Associates, Inc. (Mabbett®) was established in 1980 by Arthur Mabbett, Ret. Major, U.S. Army. Mabbett is a U.S. Small Business Administration, Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and a leading provider of environmental planning and remediation, environmental compliance, health and safety, and engineering and infrastructure design services to state and federal agencies, municipalities, prime contractors, industry, and commercial institutions. Mabbett is headquartered in Stoneham, Massachusetts, with regional offices along the eastern seaboard in North Smithfield, Rhode Island; Plainview, New York, and Alexandria, Virginia; with embedded staff at multiple Federal agencies across the country. Mabbett is a group of dedicated, committed, and enthusiastic scientists, engineers, health and safety professionals, and program managers. Most of our technical staff have advanced degrees and over a third are U.S. military veterans. Our Vision is to Reduce Humanity's Negative Impacts on Earth. Our Mission is to build a better future through protecting and restoring the natural environment; support a healthy workforce; develop, mentor, and retain a staff of highly qualified dedicated professionals; and provide exceptional service and sustainable solutions to our clients. Check us out online at or reach out to us at [email protected].