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Student Sustainability Leaders

A Student-Led Conference

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the University of Dayton River Campus

Sponsored by the Hanley Sustainability Institute, Student Sustainability Leaders: Networking Our Future is a student-run, student-centric conference celebrating undergraduate and graduate contributions to the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. This event is in partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) and their Ohio member colleges and universities: University of Toledo, Ohio State University, University of Findlay, and Oberlin College. Registration for the event will include a light breakfast and lunch.

This event will support student sustainability leaders in both research and career development. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their research and to learn about different career options in various sustainability fields. The day will be split into two sections: a poster session and sustainability organization booths in the morning, followed by small panel-lead breakout sessions in the afternoon. A keynote speaker will present at lunch. The breakout sessions will feature professionals in a variety of different sustainability themed careers including the public sector, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations. Panelists will share their career stories in sustainability with students and offer career advice. Additionally, experts on applying to graduate school and internships will present their advice to interested students.

Non-student attendees are also invited as they will gain a better understanding of current student sustainability research, and leave with opportunities for collaboration between higher education, public and private sector organizations, and NCSE at the state and national levels.

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Who are we?

This conference is made possible by the work of University of Dayton students, faculty and staff, and the support of the National Council for Science and the Environment, the University of Findlay, The Ohio State University, the University of Toledo and Oberlin College.




Hanley Sustainability Institute

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2950