Carleton University Students Place 4th at International Student Competition

Post date: Aug 9, 2010 7:49:27 PM

A team of students representing Carleton University placed 4th in a North American-wide student competition held in conjunction with the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Calgary, Alberta during the week of June 21st. The team, who placed second among the Canadian competitors, received a $2000 prize for this result. Their challenge was to devise a strategy to minimize environmental impacts of the oil sands industry, and communicate this in a poster and oral presentation, competing against 9 other teams. The title of their poster and presentation was Waterless Bitumen Extraction Using Hexane.

The team consisted of both graduate and undergraduate students from Carleton University, selected in a run-off competition by the local chapter of A&WMA. The team members were Luz Puentes Jacome, Matthew Russell, Ravindren Krishnasamy, and Michelle Chiasson. Financial support was provided by the A&WMA Ottawa Valley Chapter, the offices of the Vice-Presidents Academic and Research at Carleton University and the local student organization, the Society of Environmental Engineering, Development, Management and Science (SEEDS).