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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 papers may be submitted on any topic relevant to the overall technical scope of the Conference. 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. 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 submit a paper for the competition, please complete the Student Paper Competition Form and return it to

Students who wish to present their work at the Conference, whether or not they win the competition, should submit abstracts by the August 31, 2017, abstract due date. They may then submit their competition papers by the October 13, 2017, student paper due date. Student papers should not exceed 10 pages (including figures, tables, and references). Papers may be declined if they do not arrive by November 15 or do not meet the format specifications. The papers will be reviewed for originality of the research, clarity of data presentation, and discussion of results. Competition participants will be informed of the results in December 2017. 

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.