Student Participation

Details about the 2025 Sediments Conference will be posted soon, check this site regularly for updates.

Students are encouraged to attend the Conference and will find their 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.

Reduced Registration Rate. The student rate is approximately half the university rate and provides full access to all technical sessions, exhibits and meals. Full-time students are eligible; documentation of current enrollment is required.


Career KickStarter (Mentor and Mentee Pre-Registration Required)

Career Kickstarter is a program designed to foster networking and mentorship within the environmental sector. 

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.

New professionals will be matched with an experienced professional in a mentorship relationship, which both mentee and mentor are committed to sustaining for 1 year. 

Mentors 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.

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2023 Student Events Sponsors

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At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $14 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector. Ranked No. 2 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 around the world. We help clients manage a wide range of contaminants in all media, 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.

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University of Pennsylvania’s online Master of Science in Applied Geosciences. For new and experienced scientists looking to advance in the geoscience field without relocating or interrupting your career, Penn’s rigorous Master of Science in Applied Geosciences program is now online. An advanced degree in applied geosciences prepares you to take on a range of pressing environmental problems in a field where you are already making a real, practical difference. The online MS in Applied Geosciences is a highly practical program that helps you build your skillset and prepare for your next professional move ahead. You’ll master approaches to mitigating soil and water contamination, solving waste disposal challenges, and responding to human-induced natural disasters such as landslides and floods. As you deepen your theoretical and technical expertise in geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, and engineering geology, you also hone essential project management skills necessary for leadership and advancement in environmental remediation and pollution prevention. You'll also receive ongoing, one-on-one support from an academic advisor committed to your success. While you’re completing your studies, our program can also facilitate your preparation for professional licensure.

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Windward Environmental is a solutions-based consulting firm that uses its specialized expertise to cost-effectively resolve our clients’ environmental problems, big or small. For 20 years, we have provided clients with high-quality strategic advice on environmental issues from both scientific and regulatory perspectives. We have a reputation for technical objectivity and excellence, so our work is given serious consideration by all parties—even in contested situations. Windward places a great deal of importance on understanding our clients’ needs and objectives, because that understanding enables us to provide insightful, practical solutions to specific technical and regulatory problems. We identify and investigate environmental challenges without bias, giving clients the information they need to deal with the environmental issues of the modern regulatory world.