Environmental and Subsurface Science Symposium 2004: Environmental and Subsurface Science Applied t (ESSS2004)
Venue: The Davenport Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2004||End Date/Time: Sep 22, 2004|
|Registration Date: Sep 19, 2004|
|Early Registration Date: Jun 03, 2004|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jun 30, 2004|
Invited plenary speakers include Jim Tate, Science Advisor to Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, and Evan K. Nyer, Vice President of ARCADIS G & M, Inc.
Approximately 300 attendees are expected to attend, with over 100 invited presentations during the three conference days. In addition to the invited presentations, research posters will be solicited from both INRA and non-INRA university students to participate in a judged competition, where the top three poster winners will receive cash awards totaling $1750.
Presentations will be programmed into topical sessions based on the content of the abstracts. Presentations may contain theoretical, experimental, and/or applied work. Discussions will be held on environmental contaminants, nuclear energy and waste, bioremediation, geochemistry, modeling, hydrology, geophysics, technology transfer, and many other topics.
INRA is a non-profit scientific and educational organization consisting of eight western research universities (Boise State University, Idaho State University, Montana State University, Utah State University, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Idaho, the University of Montana and Washington State University). The total research and development budget for these universities in FY 2001 was approximately $530 million, which would rank the INRA members collectively as the seventh largest institution of higher education in the country in terms of research funding. INRA was created to promote new opportunities for research and education that will benefit the region and the nation in a variety of technical disciplines.
INRA is a partner with Bechtel and BWXT, Inc., in the management and operations contract for the INEEL, operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). INRA’s roles in this contract include the support of collaborative basic and applied research programs between its member universities and the INEEL staff by funding several diverse multi-year research projects in the critical mission areas of the Laboratory, including Environmental Management, Energy Sciences, and National Security.