Environmental Engineering Technology Students Attend NEAS Conference

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April 8-10, Dr. Diba Khan-Bureau and her three Environmental Engineering Technology students drove to Burlington Vermont for the NEAS conference where Khan-Bureau presented her scientific poster. The poster and her research, “Using geometric morphometrics to disentangle Didymosphenia hullii and D. geminata (Bacillariophyceae) from Connecticut, U.S.A., and two congeneric relatives,” will be published in June in the European Journal of Phycology.

The students attended all presentations, reporting they learned a great deal and enjoyed the events. Last year, students Kathy Doiron and Allen Lyon presented a poster via Zoom. With the event held in person again, this year is the first time that AS degree students participated at a live NEAS conference. This year Kathy, Allen and Rye Walencewiz helped present Khan-Bureau’s poster while she judged grad student posters.


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Rye Walencewiz and Aykurt Kalican, two of Khan-Bureau’s students, received $500 scholarships from the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers. Additionally, several other students are being awarded with Epsilon Pi Tau, a title given to those students in the Engineering Technology degree programs who have 30 or more credits and a 3.0 or higher GPA.  Khan-Bureau quipped that she is very proud of her students’ accomplishments.

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