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Pollution Prevention Institute interns present research projects that help Kansas industries

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 


MANHATTAN — Six interns at Kansas State University's Pollution Prevention Institute will conduct presentations on their research projects for Kansas industries from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Room 206 at the K-State Student Union.

Five students from Kansas State University and one from Fort Hays State University, Hays, served as interns. They conducted research on energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects at Kansas industries. Their research presentations will be 30 minutes and include their findings and implications. A representative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 7 will provide opening remarks at 1 p.m., with the presentations beginning at 1:10 p.m.

The event will be available online through Zoom https://ksu.zoom.us/j/207347521, or join by phone at 1-415-762-9988 or 1-646-568-7788, both U.S. toll calls. The meeting ID is 207347521. Questions can be sent to David Carter, pollution prevention specialist, at 785-532-4998.

The following K-State students will make research presentations:

Catherine Sharp, junior in agricultural education, Humboldt, who worked on an education and awareness project for rural communities, businesses and institutions involving increasing recovery of toxic materials in landfills; Mikayla Kortan, senior in biological systems engineering who worked on a compressed air protocol and audit for Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp. in Burlington, and Jacquelyn Sommers, junior in architectural engineering who worked on energy efficiency and environmental projects for Coleman Co. in Wichita, both from Olathe; and Jade Edmonds, senior in biological agricultural engineering, Valley Falls, who worked on energy efficiency projects for CST Storage in Parsons.

From out of state: Evynn Jones, senior in biology, Kansas City, Missouri, who worked on an education and outreach project on safe disposal practices of unwanted pharmaceuticals.

The Fort Hays State student worked on a waste management analysis for Compass Minerals in Lyons.

Source

David Carter
785-532-4998
dcarter@k-state.edu

Website

http://www.sbeap.org/

News tip

Hays, Humboldt, Olathe and Valley Falls, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri

Written by

Darrah Tinkler,
785-532-2535,
media@k-state.edu

At a glance

Research projects by six interns with Kansas State University's Pollution Prevention Institute will be presented from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Room 206 at the K-State Student Union.