Learning Lab and Lunch & Learns

Learning Lab and Lunch & Learn presentations will be conducted in a dedicated space adjacent to the Exhibit Hall. Theater- and banquet-style seating will be available. The Learning Lab will consist of hands-on demonstrations highlighting specific technologies, tools, and software.

See pages 53-60 of the Preliminary Program for Instructors and descriptions.

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Learning Lab and Lunch & Learn Schedule

Tuesday, January 25

  • 9:40-10:05 a.m.—Quantifying Aqueous Concentrations in Direct Contact with NAPL-Containing Sediment Using Porous Ceramic Samplers 
  • 10:30-10:55 a.m.—Nature and Extent of Modeling and the Importance of Sediment Sampling
  • 11:20-11:45 a.m.—Designing a Robust, Spatially Representative, Long-Term Sediment Monitoring Program: Application of Power Analysis and a Generalized Random Tessellation Sampling (GRTS) Algorithm in R
  • 12:10-1:25 p.m.—Lunch & Learn—Navigating the Water Treatment Design and Permitting Process
  • 2:15-2:40 p.m.—CapSim for Evaluation of Natural Recovery, Capping or In Situ Treatment of Contaminated Sediments
  • 3:05-3:30 p.m.—3-D Visualization and Analysis Software Demonstration
  • 3:55-4:20 p.m. Groundwater Plume Analytics® Tools for Evaluating Remedy Effectiveness

Wednesday, January 26

  • 8:50-9:15 a.m.—Successful Sub-Slab Vapor Data Collection: Best Practices
  • 9:40-10:05 a.m.—Demonstration of the FishRand Probabilistic, Spatially-Explicit Bioaccumulation Model
  • 10:30-10:55 a.m.—Application of Multi-Modal Passive Samplers for Simultaneous Monitoring of Inorganic/ Organic Contaminant Concentrations and Flux with Collocated Biogeochemistry in Sediments and Groundwater
  • 11:20-11:45 a.m.—Field UV Screening Method for Identifying NAPL and Distinguishing Sources
  • 12:10-1:25 p.m.—Lunch & Learn—Why Does Everything Take So Long and Cost So Much? Perspectives on Streamlining Allocation
  • 1:50-2:40 p.m.—Teasing Apart the Noise: Use of Sediment Profile Imaging for Assessment and Tracking Remediation of Aquatic Contaminated Sediments
  • 3:05-3:30 p.m.—Street-View for Rivers and Coastline: A New Tool for Design and Monitoring
  • 3:55-4:20 p.m.—PFAS Forensics: From Diagnostic Ratios to Chemometric Pattern Recognition



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