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Principal Investigator: Burken, Joel G.
Institute Receiving Award Missouri University Of Science & Technology
Location Rolla, MO
Grant Number R13ES035296
Funding Organization National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Award Funding Period 01 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Summary - Education of Environmental Leaders of the Future: International Phytotechnologies Scholars Program - 2023 We will train and inspire the next generation of professionals and academic researchers in public health protection as part of the 17th Annual International Phytotechnologies Conference. We plan to support student participation in the International Phytotechnologies Scholars Program to be held May 2023 in Bollingbrook, Illinois, in suburban Chicago, on the Argonne National Labs conference facility. The conference is hosted by the International Phytotechnology Society (IPS), that also develops and executes the PhytoScholars Program. PhytoScholars is a unique student-oriented scholars program, with Specifically, Phytoscholars has the following objectives: • To increases knowledge of the broader roles of phytotechnologies in the concurrent protection of public health, risk assessment and the improvement of ecosystem function; • To provide students with professional skills and development opportunities and the chance to network with international professionals working in the field of phytotechnologies; • To directly support student training, mentorship and education in phytotechnologies and sustainable technologies as strategies for environmental remediation, management, and stewardship. As part of this program, students will be supported to attend the conference by offering support for partial coverage of travel and lodging fees for an expected 15 selected scholars. PhytoScholars will be offered the opportunity to travel, and will directly interact with international leaders in public health protection to learn scientifically and grow professionally. All PhytoScholars will be tasked to offer a presentation, meet professional leaders, offer specified feedback, and meet learning objectives, which include not only scientific objectives but also cultural and professional development objectives. All PhytoScholars’ presentations will be evaluated by a minimum of two professional leaders, many listed below. The selection process will aim to invite applicants in groups underrepresented in STEM fields. The selection committee, listed below, is a diverse group of accomplished scholars that has interacted with past conferences and PhytoScholars programs. All selection committee members will be invited to the conference to offer talks and engage with the PhytoScholars. Table 1. Selection committee for ‘Education of Environmental Leaders of the Future: International Phytotechnologies Scholars Program - 2023’. Name and nationality Affiliation Basis for participation on selection committee David Tsao (USA) America’s Technology Manager, British Petroleum IPS President, Conference Chair Barbara Zeeb (Canada) Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada IPS Executive Vice President Matt Limmer (USA) Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware IPS Treasurer and former PhytoScholar Liz Rylott (UK) Senior Researcher, University of York (UK) IPS Vice President Elizabeth Nichols (USA) Professor, North Carolina State University IPS Secretary John Quinn (USA) Argonne National Lab Conference Co-Chair and Host Site Representative Christina Negri (Argonne National Lab) Director, Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory Conference Host Site Representative and IPS member Elena Maestri (Italy) Research Professor, Università di Parma IPS Board Lee Newman (USA) Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry, SUNY-ESF Syracuse IPS Past President Joel Burken (USA) Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology PhytoScholars PI and Founder, IPS Board
Science Code(s)/Area of Science(s) Primary: 25 - Superfund Basic Research (non- P42 center grants)
Secondary: 03 - Carcinogenesis/Cell Transformation
Publications No publications associated with this grant
Program Officer Brittany Trottier
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