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ACE 2020 Student Events 
Student platform paper presentations will be held throughout the technical program, Tuesday through Thursday.  See your fellow students present their research as platform presentations throughout the week.  

The Student Poster Presentations and Contest will be on Tuesday, June 30.  Students will present their posters to the judges during this year’s Student Poster Competition.  The competition recognizes student posters to be the best among those considered in the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral categories. Awards for exceptional posters will be provided at the Student Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, July 1. 
Environmental Challenge International (ECi) Competition 
Student teams participate in a competition where they devise an environmental solution to a real-world problem and gain experience with proposing effective solutions taking into consideration site conditions, multiple parties' needs, and external events. 

Get your team together now and start planning your strategy! Register your team by emailing Check out this year's ECi problem and protocol and get ready.
ECi Poster Judging will be on Tuesday, June 30 and final presentations will be on Wednesday, July 1, followed by the Student Awards Ceremony and Reception.
The conference kick-off for students on Tuesday, June 30 will include the following activities:
Student Welcome Reception
Tuesday, June 30 •  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Students participating in the Student Paper, Student Poster Competition, and the Environmental Challenge International (ECi) are invited to meet and network with fellow students from around the world. Poster setup guidelines and ECi rules will be reviewed and attendees can enjoy light refreshments.
Student Keynote Presentation — "Working in Air Quality Science in Consulting and Government: The First Five Years" 
Tuesday, June 30 •  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Immediately following the Welcome Reception, the Student Keynote will be presented by Annie Seagram, Air Quality Engineer, Bay Area Air Quality Management District. 

Ms. Seagram is a key part of the Assessment, Inventory and Modeling Division at BAAQMD, which focuses on compiling and evaluating emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases, conducting modeling-based studies to estimate air pollution exposures and impacts, and supporting the development of prioritized mitigation measures. She recently undertook a large modeling effort in support of BAAQMD’s first project under California Assembly Bill 617, a collaborative initiative where local air districts work with communities most impacted by air pollution to develop and employ proven and innovative strategies to improve community health by reducing exposure to air pollutants. Ms. Seagram holds an M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver).

Career Panel 101
Tuesday, June 30 •  2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Students and Young Professionals interested in pursuing jobs in academia are invited to learn about the academic job search process and how to prepare for an academic job. This is also an opportunity to meet with university representatives.
Student Awards Ceremony and Reception
Wednesday, July 1 •  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

All students and professionals participating with the Student Program are invited to the Student Awards Ceremony and Reception, which will honor exceptional students who have received scholarships, poster awards, platform paper awards, thesis and dissertation awards, and ECi awards. The Exceptional Education Contributor Award will also be presented at this event.
Young Professional/Student Networking Reception 
Wednesday, July 1 •  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barbarossa Lounge (Bubble Room), 714 Montgomery Street
Join A&WMA students and young professionals at one of the oldest buildings in San Francisco for a fun evening of networking at the Barbarossa Lounge. This popular event brings together many students, YPs, and seasoned professionals in a fun, casual environment. The lounge combines modern luxury with its historic roots as a former jailhouse, featuring popular food from the 19th century and cocktails named after famous criminals of the time.