AEHS Conference 2022 Student Competition Runner-Up: Kayla Turner

November 5, 2022

From October 17-22, the AEHS Foundation hosted its 38th East International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy in Amherst, Massachusetts. We are very proud to congratulate one of our CEE students, Kayla Turner, for placing as a runner-up in the conference's student competition.

"...My presentation date was the 18th. I was able to attend a few platform sessions on PFAS and talk to companies in attendance before my three-hour presentation window," Kayla said. "My poster was titled 'In-Situ Persulfate Oxidation of Soil Contaminated with Hydraulic Oil at a New Jersey Site.' Throughout this window, I summarized my research and answered questions from conference attendees. These ranged from questions about my role in the project, treatment details, explanation of data trends, and future direction."

According to the AEHS Foundation's website, the conference attracts 600-800 attendees annually, including a wide variety of representation from state and federal agencies, military, industry (including railroad, petroleum, transportation, and utilities), environmental engineering, environmental consulting, and academia. A strong and diverse technical program is developed each year in concert with a variety of educational, social, and networking opportunities.