Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium

The Penn State Student Association of Environmental Science and Engineering (SAESE) will hold the 20th annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium (ECMSS) on April 21 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. and 22, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. in Forest Resource Building.

Abstract submission deadline is on March 24. The link to submit can be found here.

ECMSS is a two-day student-run symposium that brings together undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral candidates and faculty memebrs who work in environmentally relevant fields across campus. The symposium invites students to present their work in oral and poster presentations and selected outstanding presentations will be rewarded a cash prize. The event also includes a photography and T-shirt design contest and a career panel discussion. Food and coffee are provided throughout the two-day event.

Three keynote speakers will also attend this year. Margaret Torn from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will present on "Persistence of soil organic matter as an ecosystem property," Monroe Weber-Shirk from Cornell University will present "Creating community-scale, people and planet friendly, water treatment technologies" and Arup SenGupta from Lehigh University will present on "Development and globalization of hybrid ion exchange nanotechnology (HIX-Nano): mitigating fluoride and arsenic crisis in water."

For additional conference information, go to the ECMSS website and participant information can be found hereIf you have any questions, feel free to contact the co-chairs Ben Roman (bjr5195@psu.edu) and Joseph Amsili (jpa18@psu.edu).


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