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Student Participation

Student Papers Due September 30, 2021.

The Conference Office thanks you for your patience and understanding as Battelle explored all available options for the 2021 Conference that would be in the best interest of the health and safety of all attendees. The 2021 Sediments Conference has been postponed until January 24-27, 2022. The rescheduled event will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, at the OMNI Nashville.

Students who wish to present their work at the Conference, whether they win the competition or not, should submit abstracts by the June 30, 2021, abstract due date. Papers may be submitted  on any topic relevant to the general technical scope of the Conference and will be reviewed for originality of the research, clarity of data presentation, and discussion of results. 

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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. Student papers should not exceed 10 pages (including figures, tables, and references). An individual may submit only one paper, and winners of student paper competitions at past Battelle conferences are not eligible.

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. Participants will be informed of the results by November 30, 2021.

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.

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


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 Events Sponsors

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The University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) connects you with the world-class resources of an Ivy League institution and provides you with theoretical and technical expertise in geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, and engineering geology. The MSAG degree is structured to give you a foundation in applied scientific knowledge and to train you in the project management and leadership skills necessary put that knowledge into action. Our program is designed for working professionals and can be completed on a full- or part-time basis. We offer day and evening classes to meet your schedule. Along with rigorous coursework, our program connects you with industry leaders to keep you up on the latest practices and technologies. Through the MSAG program, you also gain hands-on experiences to excel your Professional Geologist licensure and prepare for HAZWOPER certification. The Master of Science in Applied Geosciences program and the University of Pennsylvania are committed to staying at the forefront of environmental sustainability, remediation, and green infrastructure. When you earn your graduate degree with a concentration in engineering geology, hydrogeology, or environmental geology, you gain the specialized skills you need to stay ahead of the curve.


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Windward Environmental is a solutions-based consulting firm that uses its specialized expertise to cost-effectively resolve our clients’ environmental problems, big or small. For 20 years, we have provided clients with high-quality strategic advice on environmental issues from both scientific and regulatory perspectives. We have a reputation for technical objectivity and excellence, so our work is given serious consideration by all parties—even in contested situations. Windward places a great deal of importance on understanding our clients’ needs and objectives, because that understanding enables us to provide insightful, practical solutions to specific technical and regulatory problems. We identify and investigate environmental challenges without bias, giving clients the information they need to deal with the environmental issues of the modern regulatory world.