11th Annual Muddy River Symposium

The 11th Annual Muddy River Symposium was held on April 13, 2017, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Daniel Faber, Director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative (NEJRC). Click here for the full agenda.

Check out the photos from the 2017 Muddy River Symposium here!

Congratulations to our 2017 Muddy River poster session winners. Read the winning abstracts here.

E-Waste Dumping: Harming Vulnerable Populations
Makayla Andre, Evan Klayman, Amber Newton, Leonard Wallace V
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University

Protecting Our Waterways: Determination of Heavy Metals in Boston Water
Tyler Billick, Kathryn Daigle, Kellie Roche, and Aren Gerdon
Department of Chemistry and Physics, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

 Sekiseishoko Reef Tragedy
Dhara Desai, Angela Nguyen, Lilly Cheam, Sandini Wijayasiri
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
 
ReVision Urban Farming
Arianna Griffin, Shelby Pollack, Gabby Lawinger
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
 
Urbanization of the Muddy River
Kate LaGattuta, Danny Ly, Lisa Lobel, Ian Chamenko, Tala Ferguson
Wheelock College

 


Center for Sustainability And Environment Mini-Grants

The COF Center for Sustainability and the Environment is pleased to offer our students the opportunity to apply for mini-grants in support of research, projects, or initiatives that promote sustainability. Preference will be given to projects that reflect on student life.

Projects granted will be widely promoted to the COF communities to recognize the importance of student led sustainability initiatives. Public presentations will offer opportunities for the COF community to learn more about how to live and create sustainability.

The 2016-2017 Projects are as follows.  Teams were awarded up to $500 in mini-grant funding to support their proposed projects.

Ian Chamenko – Emmanuel College – the goal of the project is to support the efforts and programming of Emmanuel College’s Urban Food Project Education Team.

Ethan Drory – MassArt – the goal of the project is to create aquaponics grow server prototype to grow edible fish and design replicable growth regimens.

Maddie Karod – Simmons – the goal of the project is to enhance awareness and activities of Simmons College Earth Hour celebration (Saturday March 19th)

Christina Galyuk – MCPHS University – the goal of the project is to initiate food composting system on MCPHS campus.

Gavin Graham – Wentworth Institute of Technology – the goal of the project is to experiment with Windspire technology initiating wind energy infrastructure on Wentworth campus

Usama Aslam and Yousef Hanna – MCPHS University – the goal of the project is to create a start-up company that will collect plastic pharmaceutical bottles to be processed into plastic pellets for creation of raw goods (specifically for storage of the plastics from incineration.)

Tala Basha – MCPHS University – the goal of the project is to explore how biology, chemistry, physics and pharmaceutical labs can be converted into green labs through conserving energy, reducing waste and maintaining equipment.

Olivia Marciano, Zoe Grinder, Laina Kernan – MassArt – the goal of the project is to purchase a fire safe cabinet for the ReStore, a rapidly growing non-profit free store on the MassArt campus giving objects their second and third lives and preventing them from ending up in a landfill.

Lily Chanthasak, Yasmine Elkadi – MCPHS University – the goal of the project is to reduce the use of plastic bags and styrofoam products in the community.