Navigation Links
University of Massachusetts Amherst and ADVENTUS Recognize Future Environmental Science Leaders
Date:11/10/2009

Remediation biotechnology firm announces winners of its annual Student Award Program

Boston, Mass. (Vocus) -- The Adventus Group, a world leader in the soil, sediment and groundwater bioremediation industry, once again joined the University of Massachusetts Amherst to recognize emerging environmental scientists during the 25th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water held here recently. Three students were awarded $1,000 for the best overall scientific presentations by the Northeast Regional Environment Public Health Center and The School of Public Health.

This year’s judging committee consisted of Scott R. Blaha (General Electric), Matthew Burns (WSP Environment & Energy), David Ludwig (ARCADIS), Dawn Oliveira (EFI Global, Inc.), Frank Peduto (Spectra Environmental Group), Paul Rakowski (Booz, Allen, Hamilton), Richard Raymond (Terra Systems), Christopher Teaf (Florida State University), Stephen P. Truchon (ARCADIS), along with John Valkenburg and Josephine Molin from the Adventus Group.

“For the sixth consecutive year now, Adventus has recognized the value of fostering student involvement in industry events such as this conference,” said Dr. Paul Kostecki, Senior Advisor, Clean Energy China Initiative – Office of the President at University of Massachusetts Amherst. “It is always encouraging to work with far-sighted firms that give back to the industry. This annual Student Award program is a superb way to bring the state-of-the-art information presented here to the next generation of scientists.”

“These impressive young environmentalists all displayed superb thought leadership and presentation skills. Selecting the winning themes was extremely difficult, although the industry will surely be hearing more from these students in years ahead,” said John Valkenburg of Adventus. “As our company continues to develop the next generation of remediation biotechnologies, it is our privilege to showcase the important role partnerships with the academic community and private sector organizations can play. A new feature called the Winner’s Circle has been added to our website, so the wider industry can enjoy an archived copy of their presentations”. The online link is available at http://www.adventusgroup.com/library/studentawards.shtml

This year’s contest winners were:
Ms. Pamela Schultz Birak, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, for her presentation on ”Rheological Characteristics of Manufactured Gas Plant Tars and Implications for Remediation”.

Ms. Kayleigh Dunnett, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, for her presentation on “Biodegradation of Tert-butyl Alcohol (TBA) using Biological Granular Activated Carbon (Bio-GAC)”.

Ms. Laura Nicklaus, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, Bradley University, for her presentation on “Magnesium Corrosion and Stabilization/Solidification Effectiveness Using the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure”.

The evaluation factors used to rate the presentations included: Topic Selection/Innovation, Research and Analysis Techniques Utilized, Presentation/Poster Organization and Structure, Quality of Presentation Materials and Communication of Presentation/Poster Content. Each presentation was ranked using a mathematical scale. Scores were tabulated by the Committee, with awards provided to three students possessing the highest total score.

About Adventus Group – Environmental Biotechnologies for the 21st Century
The Adventus Group provides a growing portfolio of leading environmental remediation technologies, including patented offerings from Adventus Americas Inc., and EnviroMetal Technologies Inc. Our business model supports site owners, environmental engineers, consultants, regulators, and the academic community by providing unbiased design, and selection of the most cost-effective remediation strategies.

Adventus exclusively offers DARAMEND®, EHC® and related ZVI technologies for In Situ Chemical Reduction (ISCR™) along with TERRAMEND®, AQUABLOK+™, EHC-O®, O-SOX™, and mGCW™ systems to address myriad soil, sediment and groundwater impacts. Our world-class technical team is a clearly recognized industry leader. Since its inception in 2003, Adventus has successfully deployed field installations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

The Adventus family of companies is always seeking strategic partnerships with complementary remediation biotechnologies, and qualified international licensees in numerous countries. For more information contact us via Info(at)AdventusGroup.com

About University of Massachusetts Amherst
Located on 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the Commonwealth’s University system. UMass Amherst is a major research university enrolling 24,000 students, from all 50 United States and more than 100 countries. Its 10 schools and colleges offer 88 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral programs. Sponsored research activities total more than $100 million a year.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/AdventusGroup/remediationbiotechnology/prweb3179764.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related biology technology :

1. GlaxoSmithKline Recognizes University of Michigans Dr. Daniel F. Hayes as the First Recipient of the Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award
2. BioMarin Licenses Technology From Leading Cystic Fibrosis Research Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco
3. Microchip Biotechnologies, Inc. Secures Exclusive License to Use New University of Alberta Technology for Developing Microfluidic Devices
4. Alliance for Medical Devices, Instrumentation and Diagnostics formed between Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation and Boston University
5. The University of Nottingham in the British Midlands Announces Development of Possible Hepatitis C Vaccine
6. University of Leicester scientists discover technique to help friendly bacteria
7. MichBio Announces Student Career Day at Michigan State University
8. Dr. Thomas Van Dyke Renowned Boston University Professor Joins Imagenetixs Medical Advisory Board
9. University HealthSystem Consortium Chooses SciQuest to Optimize Medical Research Procurement
10. Helix Biopharma announces addition of University of Arizona professor Kenneth Hatch as new medical advisor
11. McGill University Purchases GenVaults Personal Archive System to Manage Rare Cancer Samples
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
University of Massachusetts Amherst and ADVENTUS  Recognize Future Environmental Science Leaders
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Epic Sciences ... detects cancers susceptible to PARP inhibitors by targeting ... cells (CTCs). The new test has already been ... in multiple cancer types. Over 230 ... damage response pathways, including PARP, ATM, ATR, DNA-PK ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... release of its second eBook, “Clinical Trials Patient Recruitment and Retention Tips.” Partnering ... retention in this eBook by providing practical tips, tools, and strategies for clinical ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has announced ... biotechnology company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ("Propellon" ... commercialization of a portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 inhibitors ... such as WDR5 represent an exciting class of ... precision medicine for cancer patients. Substantial advances have ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 ... ... the Peel Plate® YM (Yeast and Mold) microbial test has received AOAC Research ... test platform of microbial tests introduced last year,” stated Bob Salter, Vice President ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/20/2016)... -- VoiceIt is excited to announce its new marketing ... working together, VoiceIt and VoicePass will offer an ... slightly different approaches to voice biometrics, collaboration between ... Both companies ... "This marketing and technology partnership allows VoiceIt ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016  Neurotechnology, a ... the MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) ... large-scale multi-biometric projects. MegaMatcher ABIS can process multiple ... using any combination of fingerprint, face or iris ... MegaMatcher SDK and MegaMatcher Accelerator , ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ...  report to their offering.  , ,     (Logo: ... forecast the global multimodal biometrics market to grow ... 2016-2020.  Multimodal biometrics is being implemented ... healthcare, BFSI, transportation, automotive, and government for controlling ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):