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Announcing the Penn State Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium (ECMSS)

Posted: February 3, 2014

We would like to invite the Ag College undergraduate students to participate in this year's event by presenting their research as either an oral or poster presentation on Friday, March 28 to Saturday, March 29. The abstract submission deadline is March 7.

Every year, graduate students from a number of Penn State science departments (Ecosystem Sciences and Management, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Geosciences, Meteorology, and many more), come together to host the Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium (ECMSS). This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, March 28 to Saturday, March 29, and it will be held at the Penn State, University Park Campus in the Forest Resources Building.

The ECMSS symposium exposes students to the cutting edge environmentally-relevant research being done at Penn State and other Universities in the region, and it also provides students with an opportunity to share their own research with colleagues. This year we are hoping to attract not only graduate students, but also undergraduate students. To be a successful scientist, communication and presentation of one’s research is critical, and it’s never too early to starting working on this skill set.

The ECMSS Organizing Committee is pleased to announce three Keynote Speakers at this year’s event, including Dr. David Sedlak (University of California, Berkeley), Dr. Markus Buehler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Penn State's own Dr. Richard Alley.

Students can choose to present their research as either an oral or poster presentation, and the abstract submission deadline is March 7.

For more information, please visit our website, entitled "17th Annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium"