2023 Student Program & Poster Presentation Competition

Recognizing Future Environmental Science and Engineering Leaders

Are you studying environmental sciences or engineering and researching groundbreaking information and insights on remediation technologies? If you answered YES then you don't want to miss your chance to participate in the 2023 RemTEC & Emerging Contaminants Summit student program. 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 RemTEC & Emerging Contaminants Summit.

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 in person. Posters will be displayed during show hours.


Student participants will receive 60 seconds to promote their presentation during the general session. This is a once in a lifetime chance to get in front 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 interact and meet with someone that is putting their education and experience to work in the environmental science and remediation field.

Student Presentation Competition

Up to $500 Cash Prizes!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, three cash prizes of up to $500 will be awarded to the top three student presentations!  Winners will also be recognized on the RemTEC & Emerging Contaminants Summit website, www.RemTECSummit.com, and certificates will be provided to students for their achievement.

Awards will be given to students who present the best poster and flash presentations at the 2022 RemTEC & Emerging Contaminants Summit. Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

Important Dates:
  • Abstract submission deadline :  July 31, 2023
  • Registration deadline:  August 31, 2023
  • Submission of presentation:  9/9/23
  • In-person presentation:  October 3, 2023 - October 5, 2023
  • Student winner announcement: October 5, 2023

Evaluation Criteria:

Student presentations will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Delivery of flash presentation
  • Originality of work, including new concepts and innovations
  • Organization and structure of presentation/poster
  • Quality of data and materials (clarity, use of graphics, etc.)
  • Communication of content by presenter
  • Research and analysis techniques
  • Completeness of work or project

2022 Student Competition Judges:
  • Joe Aldridge, GeoEngineers, Inc. 
  • Alexandra Ambrosino, Geosyntec Consultants 
  • Drew Baird, FRx
  • Dr. Hansell Gonzalez-Raymat, U.S. Department of Energy 
  • Dr. Shilai Hao, Colorado School of Mines 
  • Dr. Trent Key, ExxonMobil Environmental and Property Solutions Company 
  • Jeff McDonough, ERM
  • Dr. Mitch Olsen, Tryhydro 
  • Justin Provolt, ARCADIS
  • Dr. Dayal Saran

Student Competition Guidelines:
  • To enter submit your abstract directly online (entries accepted any time prior to July 31, 2023)
  • You will receive an email reply, confirming that you are entered in the competition.
  • Contestants must register for the RemTEC & Emerging Contaminants Summit at the student rate and will have access to all aspects of the event.
  • Student must be both the primary author and the presenting author.
  • Student must present their own work.
  • During the Summit, a judging committee will select the three best student presentations.
  • Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 5, 2023.
  • The first place winner will receive an award of $500, the second place winner will receive an award of $350, and the third place winner will receive an award of $250.
  • Proof of student status in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at the time of the Summit is required.