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Student Participation

University students through Ph.D. candidates are encouraged to attend the Conference and will find 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 Paper Competition

Paper submissions were due October 13, 2017. The winning paper(s) will be scheduled for presentation at the Conference. Presenters will be awarded at the Plenary Session and will receive complimentary registrations and financial awards to help cover travel and related costs.


Student & Young Professional Networking Events

To help students and mentors get acquainted, a Student & Young Professional Networking Reception will be held Monday evening, following the Group 1 poster presentations. Additional details will be emailed to student registrants by March 16. Up-and-coming scientists and engineers will pitch their research, technologies, and ideas during the Lunch break on Wednesday, April 11. All attendees are welcome and may bring lunch into the room. The best pitch will be awarded a $100 prize.


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 Event Sponsors

The organizations seen to the right are contributing financial support for the student paper awards and events. See the Sponsorship Agreement document for information about corporate sponsorship of student events.