“Keeping the world green: an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability" November 9, 2007 Purdue University
More than 175 students, faculty, staff, and area residents participated in the symposium. Interest and momentum in sustainability on campus is gaining ground! Browse the slides from our presenters, and view the poster abstracts and winning entries below. Purdue News Article
Invited Speakers' Slides (pdf)
Paul Cummings - Alternative Energy
Michael Lykoudis - Sustainable Design
Chris Long - Sustainability
Kim Carlson - Green Living
Robin Mills Ridgway -Purdue Sustainability Council
(draft Sustainability Strategic Plan by Purdue Sustainability Council)
Graduate Student Research Showcase Results 2007
Forty-three research posters were presented. Judges selected a tie for each of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
Autumn 2007 Proceedings (pdf)
Avantika Regmi. Development Of A Human Population Demographics-Environment Interaction Model -Watu. abstract |
Mark Thomas. Unintended Consequences of Biofuel Production on Water Quality. abstract |
Varinia Barreto, et. al. Boilermakers' Quality of Life.
abstract | poster
Laurel Royer. Biotransformation of Perflourodecyl Acrylate And Perfluorodecyl Methacrylate Monomers And Oligomers In Soils.
Wen-Che Hou. Photochemical Transformation of Aqueous C60 Clusters In Sunlight. abstract | poster
In the spirit of unifying environmental interests at Purdue, the Ecological Sciences & Engineering Graduate program, coordinated by Center for the Environment at Purdue (C4E), hosted an ecological integration symposium. The main objective of this symposium was to stimulate interest and discussion in the Purdue Community about the various interdisciplinary aspects of a central environmental topic. It provided an opportunity for graduate students to present their research, interact with experts in various environmental fields, and raise awareness about the ESE program and other environmentally focused initiatives at Purdue.
The symposium is an interdisciplinary event, which is student run and organized by a committee composed of ESE graduate students as well as other students across the Purdue campus. The committee identified this year’s theme as “Keeping the world green: an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability”. The schedule included distinguished speakers, a luncheon, a student poster presentation competition.
Thank you to our symposium sponsors (pdf)
ESE Symposium Student Committee:
Cristina Carbajo, PhD, EAS
Brianna Dorie, PhD, CIVL
Sarah Harvey, PhD, FNR
Dongyan Mu, PhD, CIVL
Kristin Rogers, MS, CIVL
Shannon Rogers, MS, FNR
Linda Sylvester, MS, EAS
Denise Weinkauf, MS, EAS
Brent Ladd, C4E
Center for the Environment at Discovery Park
The ESE Graduate Program is directed by the Center for the Environment (C4E), one of ten centers at Discovery Park, Purdue University. Protecting environmental integrity is essential to prosperity and quality of life. To protect and enhance environmental integrity, C4E and its more than 130 associated faculty members focus on innovative multi-disciplinary research and education projects. Graduate students are an integral part of these research teams.
Discovery Park was established at Purdue University to create a combinational power greater than any individual strength, and to serve as a catalyst for drawing faculty, staff, and students to reach into other disciplines and projects in order to take Purdue to the cutting edge of academic work.