Monday, October 31, 2022

Westminster College Student Symposium On The Environment Dec. 1; Student Entries Invited

This article originally appeared in the Butler County-based
Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition October Catalyst newsletter--

The annual Student Symposium on the Environment will take place at Westminster College in Lawrence County, with both live and virtual components beginning November 28. 

The Student Symposium on the Environment is hosted each December by Westminster College to highlight environmental study, research, artistic expression, internships, and service work being done by students in the region. 

Individual, group, and class projects are welcome. Students from all disciplines, ranging from high school through graduate school, are encouraged to participate. Research posters, art work, oral presentations, video shorts and even performances  are welcome.


This year’s symposium features both live and virtual components. Posters and oral presentations are in-person only events, while environmental photos, art, and video shorts will be included in both the live and virtual symposium. 

A dedicated YouTube channel will house the virtual symposium, where the comments feature will allow dialog between the viewers and student presenters. 

For those who wish to participate in person, the live portion of the Symposium will take place on December 1 at Westminster College’s McKelvey Campus Center in New Wilmington, PA, during an evening symposium. 

The live Symposium will follow Westminster College's current COVID-19 policies and practices, which are available on the Westminster College website and subject to change. 

At the time of publishing, masks are not required in indoor settings. In the event that masking is required, masks will be made available for all attendees.

Activities for the evening of December 1 will begin with live poster presentations and photo and art displays in the Witherspoon Rooms. 

From 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. there will be live oral presentations and select video shorts in the Mueller Theatre. 

Student Submissions

All submissions will be evaluated by volunteer judges, and awards (cash prizes) will be announced in multiple categories during the in-person event on December 1.

All submissions are due by November 16, 2022. Submissions are done online at the Westminster College website

Symposium participants who are looking for internships or jobs are reminded they may want to bring copies of their resumes to the live event since environmental professionals will be present.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this event! The students’ work and talent is always impressive, and your attendance is a great way to encourage those who are interested in and excited about our environment! 

Visit the Student Symposium on the Environment webpage for all the details.

For more information on programs, projects, upcoming events and how you can get involved, visit the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition website.  Follow them on FacebookClick Here to sign up to sign up for regular updates.

The Butler County-based Coalition was established in 1994 to restore land, water and wildlife resources in the Slippery Rock Watershed.

Related Articles:

-- Westminster Students To Present Results At Nov. 10 Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition Meeting

-- Cliff Denholm, Stream Restoration Incorporated Invited To Speak At Westminster College

(Reprinted from the Butler County-based Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition October Catalyst newsletterClick Here to sign up for your own copy.

[Posted: October 31, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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