Students attending the Remediation Technology and Emerging Contaminants Summit got the opportunity to present their research during poster sessions and flash presentations. Judges also reviewed 21 posters submitted for the annual student competition at the Oct. 4-6 event in Colorado. 

“Thank you to all of the students that presented their exciting research,” says Megan Houlihan of Geosyntec Consultants. “We greatly appreciate your time and effort in bringing your work to this conference.”

Judge Drew Baird of FRx described the experience of judging 11 of the posters as the highlight of his conference experience, noting RemTEC and Emerging Contaminants Summit’s student program is unique. 

“After spending time with these students and their posters, I can tell you the future of this industry is looking very bright,” Baird concludes. 

Here are the winners of the student competition in the order they appear in the gallery above. 

  • 1st Place: Zekun Liu of University of California, Riverside
  • 2nd Place: Rachel Molé of Carnegie Mellon University
  • 3rd Place: Hannah McIntyre of University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • Honorable Mention: Alyssa Graham of University of Waterloo