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


Student Paper Competition Winner

Student Paper submissions were due October 19, 2018. The winning paper is scheduled for presentation at the Symposium and the winner will be awarded a complimentary registration and a financial award to help cover travel and related costs.

Congratulations to Hongyu Dang (Michigan State University/USA)

The Application of Shotgun Sequencing to More Fully Define the Functional Abilities of Microorganisms at Contaminated Sites.

(Poster Group 2, Board #89)

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. 


Student & Young Professional Reception

To help students and young professionals (less than 5 years in their field) 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 were be emailed to student registrants.


Student Events Sponsors

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ERM’s remediation management services help clients resolve their soil and groundwater liabilities by meeting regulatory obligations and optimizing remedial strategies. We seek to control life-cycle costs, protect our clients’ bottom lines, and help them capture value from their asset portfolios. ERM is a world leader in helping global companies address their most challenging contaminated sites throughout the remediation life cycle. For over 40 years, ERM has supported Fortune 500 Global companies to develop innovative, cost-effective, risk-based and sustainable complex Site liability management strategies. Strategies include; innovative investigation tools, active and sustainable remediation, project life-cycle assessment and management, liability closure and managing change conditions. From single sites to global portfolios, our site investigation and remediation management services minimize clients’ financial exposure to remediation liabilities. Working with ERM, organizations can transform EHSS liabilities into assets to increase competitive advantage and drive stronger financial and reputational outcomes.
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Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15 billion in proforma revenue and a talent force more than 74,000 strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit, and connect with Jacobs on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
One of the world’s leading environmental and health consultancies, Ramboll is trusted by clients to manage their most challenging environmental, health and social issues. We have established operations and worked extensively across North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. We are dedicated to developing solutions to solve the local and global challenges caused by today’s megatrends, such as urbanization, globalization, resource scarcity, climate change, demographic changes and environmental challenges. We have been recognized as a leading consulting and design firm with specialties in Site Solutions; Compliance, Strategy and Transaction Services; Impact assessment; Litigation Support; and Air Quality Management. Ramboll engineers, ecologists and risk assessment specialists have extensive expertise in planning, implementation and oversight of investigation, assessment, remediation and restoration of ports and waterways challenged by contaminated sediment-related concerns. We deliver innovative and responsive solutions based on a clear understanding of a client’s needs and objectives, a thorough analysis of technical, regulatory and community considerations, and the application of sound scientific and engineering principles.