ACE is the place for students to learn, grow and connect with environmental professionals

Be a part of the most comprehensive technical program in the environemental industry with a platform or poster presentation
  • Abstracts for platform presentations are due November 30, 2020. Details can be found on the Author Resource Center
Enter the Student Poster Competition! 
Full-time Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral students are encouraged to participate in the Air & Waste Management Association’s Student Poster Competition during the 2021 Annual Conference & Exhibition on June 14-17, 2021 in Orlando, Florida.  
Submissions to the Student Poster Competition are reviewed on-site at ACE 2021 and awards will be presented at the student awards ceremony. Posters must be submitted through the Abstract Submittal System on the Author Resources Center by January 15, 2021
To be eligible, students must: 
  • Be full-time undergraduate, masters, or doctoral student enrolled in an accredited institution 
  • Be accepted to present their work as a poster during A&WMA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition
  • Adhere to all program submissions deadlines
  • Be the Primary Author of the abstract associated with the poster 
The poster abstracts will be considered and judged equally for technical quality, relevance and significance to current environmental issues related to air quality and waste management, and lack of commercialism.  

Applications for Master's Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Awards are now being accepted! Nominations are due Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET. Scholarship information will be available by late October.
Find the requirements and applications on the Student Scholarship and Awards page.

Here are some of the exciting student activities we are planning for ACE 2021:
  • Environmental Challenge International (ECi) Competition where student teams solve real-world environmental problems and compete for cash prizes
  • Student Poster Contest and Session
  • Student Keynote and Welcome Reception
  • Career Panel
  • Student Awards Ceremony
  • Young Professional/Student Networking Reception