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More than 20 EnvE students to showcase their research, Friday, April 5 at AEES Symposium

The scholarship of more than 20 undergraduate, masters and doctoral environmental engineering students will be on display Friday April 5 as a part of the annual AEES Spring Symposium. This is free and open to the public.

The daylong event will begin at 10 a.m. in the ES&T Building and will conclude with an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. There will be a juried poster competition and a career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dr. Andrea Winquist of Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health will be the keynote speaker. Her 2 p.m. talk will focus on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). PFOA is a known synthetic carcinogen used in the production of many household goods including teflon and carpet cleaners, as well as a water sealant for many leather and textile clothing and equipment. PFOA can be found in the bloodstream of 98% of the US population. Her talk will begin at 2 p.m. in Room L-1205.

This year's poster competition features submissions from 21 students, and represents a wide array of research topics within the field of environmental engineering. Participants will be preprared to explain their research to a panel of judges in three minutes or less. Poster subjects include air quality in Nicaragua, sustainability practices for homeowners, hydraulic fracture modeling,  air polution in the state of Georgia and much more. See the full list of topics.

The 3 p.m. Awards Ceremony will recognize the outstanding work of students and faculty. One undergraduate, one master’s, and one doctoral student will receive a 2013 Outstanding Student Award on the basis of class performance, service activities, research, and participation in environmental engineering program activities. An award will also be given to an outstanding environmental engineering faculty member.

Formerly known as the Association for Environmental Engineers and Scientists, the AEES is a registered student organization that annually hosts this event to celebrate the scholarship and research of  faculty and of students from all degree levels.

Among the featured sponsors of the career fair are Brown and Caldwell, Georgia Association of Water Professionals, Geosyntec, Jacobs, and River-to-Tap.  For more information visit the AEES website.