Saturday, April 24, 2021

All events are held virtually via Zoom

Plenary Session

“COVID’s Impact on Sustainable Communities’ Research and Activism”

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Deborah Sills
Bucknell University
Deborah Sills is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Bucknell University. Her research and teaching focus on energy recovery from biomass—such as algae, animal manure, and wastewater.  In response to the CoVID19 pandemic, she (in collaboration with Marie Pizzorno, Biology) is using wastewater based epidemiology to monitor SARS-CoV-2 in Bucknell’s sewers.

Elizabeth Durden
Bucknell University
T. Elizabeth Durden is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Bucknell University. A former Fulbright Fellow, she has published articles in International Migration ReviewJournal of Latin American GeographySocial Science and MedicineMigration Studies as well as the Journal of American Ethnic History. Her current research is exploring health inequalities in Central Pennsylvania.

Emily Turner
Bucknell University
Emily Turner ’22 is a Political Science major and double minoring in Sociology and Legal Studies from Saratoga Springs, NY. Working with Professor Elizabeth Durden, she has been a research assistant studying the social determinants of health of white and nonwhite women and analyzed the reception of immigrants both historically and today in Virginia. She is also working on an independent study with the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment assisting Montgomery County in making a greenhouse gas inventory and an accompanying climate action plan. Emily enjoys learning about different social issues and hopes to attend law school in the future.

Riley Doyle
Bucknell University
Riley Doyle ’22 is an Environmental Engineering major from Essex Fells, NJ. She has been working with Professor Deborah Sills on various projects ranging from energy and resource recovery generated from algae and agricultural plastic waste to wastewater. As part of her research on monitoring SARS-CoV-2 through wastewater-based epidemiology, she is troubleshooting a new RNA extraction method developed at UC Berkeley. Riley enjoys learning about public health issues and has an internship at HRSD, a water utility in Virginia in their Research and Development department this summer.

Oral Presentations

Session 1: Sustainable Living and Climate Change

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Meyers-Olinsky, J.

11 – 11:20 am

Parrish, S.

11:20 – 11:40 am

Jansson, P. and Udo, V.

11:40 am – 12 pm

Oral Presentations

Session 2: Food Justice and Waste

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lazarczyk, C. and Behr, S.

12 – 12:20 pm

Casquarelli, T. and Satterthwaite, E.

Brodie, A.

12:20 – 12:40 pm

Closing Remarks

12:40 – 12:55 PM

Short closing comments and thank you’s.