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Student Participation

Student Papers Due October 13, 2017.

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. 

Student Paper Competition

Student Paper Preparation & Submittal

Due Date

Friday, October 13, 2017

General Guidelines & Review Criteria

An individual may submit only one paper, and winners of student paper competitions at past Battelle conferences are not eligible. 


The primary author must (a) be a full-time student at the time the paper is submitted and (b) give the corresponding poster or platform presentation at the Conference.


Papers will be reviewed for originality of the research, clarity of data presentation, and discussion of results.


Student papers should not exceed 10 pages (including figures, tables, and references). Document settings should be single-spaced, 11-point, Arial type, and 1.25-inch left/right margins.


The paper should be organized into the following sections: title, abstract, introduction, methods, results, conclusions, and references. 


To ensure objectivity in the review process, do not include author names and affiliations or an acknowledgments section; both sections can be added to the winning papers before they are published in the proceedings.


Please follow the instructions below for the presentation option you prefer:


I want my paper to be considered for the Conference technical program.

The abstract due date for the technical program was August 31, 2017. Please contact the Conference office ( for instructions on submitting an abstract in conjunction with the Student Paper Competition. If accepted, abstracts may be scheduled for platform or poster presentation whether or not you win the competition.


Fill out and return the Student Paper Competition Form and your paper. 


do not want my paper to be considered for the Conference technical program, only the student paper competition.

Do not submit an abstract through the online submission. Your paper will not be considered for presentation in the technical program, it will only be reviewed for the student paper competition. However, if you win the competition, you will be required to present your paper in order to receive the award.


Fill out and return the Student Paper Competition Form and your paper. 


Click here to download the Student Paper Competition Submission Form.


NEW in 2018! The winning paper will be eligible for publication in the Remediation Journal, which focuses on sharing information on effective remediation approaches and techniques. See the Student Paper Competition Submission Form for additional publication eligibility terms and conditions. Publication is not required.

Notification & Awards

Competition participants will be informed of the results in late November 2017.


The primary author of each winning paper will receive a complimentary, nontransferable registration and a cash award, which will provide substantial assistance with travel and hotel costs to attend the Conference. You must attend the Conference and present your work to receive the award.


Student Registration

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

Student Events

In addition to the Student Paper Competition, special events to enhance students’ and young professionals’ career development and networking opportunities will be announced in the Preliminary Program. 

Sponsorship Information

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