Student Participation

Career Roundtable for Students and Young Professionals

A career roundtable will be held Monday afternoon from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for student and young professionals (less than 5-years in their field). This roundtable will provide an opportunity for students and early-career professionals to learn more about career paths in the contaminated sediments field.

Representatives from academia, a regulatory agency, industry, consulting, and non-profit/NGO will provide brief career overviews, followed by question-and-answer and open discussion. Learn more about getting your foot in the door, job qualifications, pros and cons of various fields, and more!

There is no cost to attend but you must register in advance, please see the Short Courses page for instructions.

Student & Young Professional Reception

To help students and young professionals become acquainted, a Student and Young Professional Reception will be held on Tuesday evening, following the poster presentations. Details about the Reception and any additional student events will be emailed to student registrants by December 17, 2021.

Student Registration

The significantly reduced student registration rate provides full access to technical sessions, exhibits and meals. Full-time students are eligible; documentation of current enrollment is required. 

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.
Recruitment is a major focus of many participating Exhibitors and Sponsors and the Conference will provide enhanced networking opportunities for student job-seekers.


Student Events Sponsors

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The  University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) connects you with the world-class resources of an Ivy League institution and provides you with theoretical and technical expertise in geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, and engineering geology. The MSAG degree is structured to give you a foundation in applied scientific knowledge and to train you in the project management and leadership skills necessary put that knowledge into action. Our program is designed for working professionals and can be completed on a full- or part-time basis. We offer day and evening classes to meet your schedule. Along with rigorous coursework, our program connects you with industry leaders to keep you up on the latest practices and technologies. Through the MSAG program, you also gain hands-on experiences to excel your Professional Geologist licensure and prepare for HAZWOPER certification. The Master of Science in Applied Geosciences program and the University of Pennsylvania are committed to staying at the forefront of environmental sustainability, remediation, and green infrastructure. When you earn your graduate degree with a concentration in engineering geology, hydrogeology, or environmental geology, you gain the specialized skills you need to stay ahead of the curve. Visit us at

A proven leader in maritime construction, Weeks has successfully completed projects throughout North and South America, from inland waterways to off-shore sites in the Pacific and the Atlantic. Our company has three key divisions—Construction, Dredging and Marine Services—which are bolstered by two major subsidiaries, Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc. and McNally International, Inc. Our vast reach and deep expertise, combined with the sheer size and diversity of our equipment fleet, enable us to serve as a one-stop shop for clients in both the private and governmental sectors. Established in 1919, our family-owned company has grown rapidly in recent decades. We continue to strengthen our operations through the acquisition of leading businesses combined with frequent upgrades to our fleet of top-grade equipment. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service, environmental sensibility, operational efficiency and a long-standing commitment to safety. We are headquartered in Cranford, New Jersey, and house a network of regional offices in Louisiana, Texas, Hawaii, Ohio, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
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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. Visit us at