Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium, April 21-22

March 17, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Student Association of Environmental Science and Engineering (SAESE) will hold the 20th annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium (ECMSS) from 5-9 p.m. on April 21 and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on April 22 in the Forest Resources Building. Abstract submission deadline is March 24; download the ECMSS 2017 abstract submission form here.

ECMSS is a two-day, student-run symposium that brings undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs and faculty members working in environmentally relevant fields across campus to come together. The symposium invites students to present their work in oral and poster presentations; selected outstanding presentations will be rewarded with cash prizes. The events also include a photography and T-shirt design contest, and a career panel discussion. Food and coffee will be provided throughout the two-day event.

Three keynote speakers from outside campus are invited 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." 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 visit the ECMSS 2017 website and ECMSS 2017 participant information. For questions, contact co-chairs Ben Roman, bjr5195@psu.edu, and Joseph Amsili, jpa18@psu.edu.


Last Updated March 17, 2017