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Environmental Sustainability Subject of Conference

Graduate Student Association Annual Student Conference

Graduate and undergraduate students encouraged to participate on
subjects of environmental sustainability

(February 3, 2005)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — — The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at University of California, Riverside, is holding its annual student conference on Saturday, Feb. 5, titled “A Multidisciplinary Look at Environmental Sustainability” at Bourns Hall B118.

Graduate and undergraduate students of any discipline are encouraged to participate by presenting their research. General Motors will have its prototype HydroGen3 fuel cell vehicle available for test drives. GM spokespeople will be on hand to answer questions about the vehicle and hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Registration will open at 7:30 a.m., followed by Chancellor France A. Córdova’s opening remarks at 8:30 a.m. The forum will provide an opportunity for students to interact with university faculty and potential employers. The event is free and open to the public. Cash prizes will be awarded for outstanding posters.

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) conference will include leading individuals from universities, government agencies, and industry in a series of seminars and panels throughout the day. The seminars are designed with everyone in mind, therefore, no scientific jargon or specefic details will be discussed. In other words, only the interesting, but basic facts and findings will be included in the semnars.

The first session, titled “Air Quality and Energy”, will begin at about 8:45 a.m. Session 2, titled “Water Quality and Toxic Substances,” will start at 11:15 a.m. followed by lunch and a poster session. Session 3, titled “Conservation Biology”, and session 4, titled “Sustainable Communitites and Social Issues”, will begin at 1:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively.


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