Emerging Contaminants Summit

March 6-7, 2018

Westminster, CO
The Westin Westminster

Student Poster Presentation Competition

Recognizing Future Environmental Science and Engineering Leaders

Are you studying environmental sciences or engineering and researching groundbreaking information and insights on the detection, fate and transport, risk assessment, treatment and regulation of emerging contaminants? Showcase your knowledge and have a chance to win!

We are privileged to showcase the important role that partnership with the academic community and private sector organizations can play to promote thought leadership in our industry at the Emerging Contaminants Summit. 

3 Cash Prizes Will Be Awarded To The Best Student Presentations!
  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $350
  • 3rd Place: $250

Winners will also be recognized on the Emerging Contaminants Summit website, ContaminantsSummit.com, and certificates will be provided to winning students.  

Awards will be given to students who present the best poster and flash presentations at the Emerging Contaminants Summit. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Evaluation Criteria:

Student presentations will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of theme and topic
  • Organization and structure of presentation
  • Significance of work and quality of data and materials (clarity, use of graphics, etc.)
  • Originality of work, including new concepts and innovations
  • Communication of content by presenter
  • Research analysis techniques
  • Completeness of work or project
  • Delivery of flash presentation
2018 Student Competition Judges:
  • Jeff Brink, Technical Sales Manager, TRS
Your Student Program Includes:
    Each student will prepare and present a poster of their research. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their posters and network with attendees. Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference.
    Each student participant will receive 60 seconds to promote their presentation to the general session. This is a once in a lifetime chance to get in front of a room full of your potential future employers, colleagues and peers. Addressing all conference participants with a short summary of your poster presentation is just one way you’ll be able to get everyone excited about your research and findings.
    Each student will have the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one meeting with a student mentor. Student mentors will range from academic leaders to high level environmental professionals and engineers to government officials and regulatory community leaders.This unique opportunity gives each student the chance to speak face-to-face with someone that is putting their education and experience to work in the environmental science and engineering field.
Important Dates:
  • SUPER early bird registration deadline: 11/15/17
  • Abstract submission deadline:  1/19/18
  • Notification of acceptance:  1/30/18
  • Early bird registration deadline:  1/31/18
  • Submission of presentation:  2/6/18
  • In-person presentation:  3/6/18 - 3/7/18
  • Student winner announcement: 3/7/18