Event Detail

6th Annual Environmental Science and Design Symposium

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

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The Environmental Science and Design Symposium is a multidisciplinary forum that promotes the exchange of ideas related to the resiliency of natural and built systems. This year’s theme, “Complexity of Environmental Legacies”, reflects the challenges of developing sustainable systems in landscapes transformed by decades of modification and contamination. Speakers from a wide range of disciplines (fashion, geology, geography, architecture, and ecology) will address topics related to urban, sustainability, restoration, and the integration of design with biological systems.

This year's symposium is being made possible through generous support from the Cleveland Water Alliance (Opening Reception Sponsor), Deborah Gillaspie and Frederick Sturm (Morning Session and Book Signing Sponsors), the Center for Ecology and Natural Resource Sustainability, the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Environmental Science and Design Research InitiativeSponsorship opportunities are still available.

Registration is free and open to the public.  We hope you will support the symposium, attend, submit abstracts for poster presentations, and encourage other students and colleagues to attend!


More information will be forthcoming, but please feel free to contact Symposium Chair, Dr. Joseph D. Ortiz with any questions or comments or to offer your support for the event.



Kent State University Student Center Ball Room and Kiva



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