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Platform Presentations
Be a part of the most comprehensive technical program in the environmental industry! Abstracts for platform presentations are due December 6, 2021. Details can be found on the Author Resource Center

Student Poster Competition
Full-time undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students are encouraged to participate in the Student Poster Competition during the 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition. Submissions to the Student Poster Competition are reviewed on-site at ACE 2022 and awards will be presented at the student awards ceremony. 

Posters must be submitted through the Abstract Submittal System on the Author Resource Center by January 11, 2022.
To be eligible, students must: 
  • Be a 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.  

Scholarships and Awards
Applications for A&WMA Scholarships, Master's Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Awards are now being accepted!

Scholarship applications are due Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm ET. Nominations for Master's Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Awards are due Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm ET. 

Find the requirements and applications on the Student Scholarship and Awards page.

Student Events
We are planning many exciting student activities for ACE 2022, including:

  • 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