Student symposium making the environment better for the future
Published: Friday, December 7, 2012
Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012 05:12
The 16th annual Student Symposium on the Enviroment took place on Thursday. The Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition has organized the yearly event since April 1996. At that time it was a daylong event with student and professional presentations in the morning and a field tour after lunch. The format has changed over the years and is now held annually on the first Thursday evening in December at Westminster College.
The Symposium highlights environmental study, research, artistic expression, and service work being done by students in the region. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to take part from high schools through graduates and professionals. They are encouraged to display their work through research posters, artwork, oral presentations and even performances.
Helen Boylan explains what the Symposium is and what it is for
Colin Agner a senior, Environmental Science major at Westminster College, worked as an Intern at Wallace & Punches and he explained
“I really enjoyed my Internship with Wallace & Punches it gave me a great insight into what I might want to be in the future.”
Agner went on to talk about what it means to him to have a poster at the symposium.
“I am proud to have a poster being part of the symposium even though it was required of the Internship. I am happy I can show people what I did and show them that there are different parts to environmental science and it can also help me in the future to get a job.”
Agner talks about his internship and how his work can help the environment.