Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to invite submissions to our Annual Student Paper Competition. This contest is intended to recognize and reward graduate students performing cutting edge research related to the assessment and treatment of chemical contaminants in soil and groundwater.
We are interested in hearing from graduate students studying environmental engineering, hydrogeology, geochemistry, or other relevant scientific/engineering disciplines, and providing them with an opportunity to showcase their research to an audience of senior environmental practitioners at Geosyntec.
We'd love to hear from you!
The competition is open to Masters and Doctoral students attending select universities in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Denmark. Students are required to submit a 3 page summary of their research as a white paper, written entirely by him/herself. The following are the themes for this year's competition:
- Novel Methods and Tools for Investigating and Understanding Soil and Groundwater Contamination
- Innovative Developments for Remediation of Soil and Groundwater Contaminants
- Assessment and Treatment of Nontraditional or Emerging Soil and Groundwater Contaminants
How to Participate
Judging and Awards
A committee of senior Geosyntec environmental practitioners will judge the submissions. Judging will be based on numerous criteria with a focus on clarity of presentation and novelty of research.
Awards will be issued as follows:
- First Place (1 Winner)
All-Expense Paid Trip to the 2022 Battelle International Combined Chlorinated and Bioremediation Conference in Palm Springs, California OR $1,000: The author of the top paper will receive an all-expense paid trip (airfare, accommodation, registration, and per diem, not to exceed $3,000 USD) to the 2022 Battelle International Combined Chlorinated and Bioremediation Conference, which will be held May 22-26, 2022 in Palms Springs, California. The winner will be invited to attend Geosyntec events during the conference and will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of senior Geosyntec professionals throughout the event. In lieu of attending the 2022 Battelle Conference, the winner may choose to receive a $1,000 cash prize.
- Second Place (2 Winners)
$500 USD Cash Prize: The first two runners-up will receive cash awards of $500 USD each.
- Third Place (3 Winners)
$300 USD Cash Prize: The next three runners-up will receive cash awards of $300 USD each.
Previous Winners Now at Geosyntec
Santa Barbara, California
Senior Staff Engineer
Senior Staff Professional
Senior Staff Professional
Princeton, New Jersey
Previous winners of the student paper competition have gone on to have successful careers at Geosyntec.