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Student Participation

Students are encouraged to attend the Symposium 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.

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

Student & Young Professional Elevator Pitch Event
Up-and-coming scientists and engineers will pitch their research, tecnologies, and ideas during the lunch break in the "B" Sessions room on Tuesday, May 23, from 11:45 a.m.-12:35 p.m. All Symposium attendees are invited to attend and may bring lunch into the room.

The best pitch will be awarded a $100 prize at the Student & Young Professional Reception.

Student Events
To increase networking opportunities and help students become acquainted, a Student & Young Professional Reception will be held on Tuesday evening, May 23. The Reception will be attended by invited mentors who are environmental professionals selected from a variety of public- and private-sector organizations. 

Student Paper Competition
Submissions were due November 15, 2016. The winning paper is scheduled for presentation at the Symposium. The winner will be awarded at the Plenary Session and will receive a complimentary registration and financial award to help cover travel and related costs.

Student Event Sponsors
The organizations seen to the right are contributing financial support for the student paper awards and events.

Sponsorship Information
See the Sponsorship Opportunities document for information about corporate sponsorship of student events.