​The fabulous 76 students who participated in this year's conference from 20 higher education instututions from around the country.
Student invovlemement at the annual meetings of the American Ecological Engineering Society is greatly important to the society. We want students to take away not only knowledge gained through platform and poster presentations, but also an experience gained through teamwork, innovation and problem solving. 

This year, students were charged with creating an optimal bioretention media for the removal of nitrate, phosphate and suspended sediment from synthetic urban stormwater runoff. Find the full design project description HERE.  The competition was sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources with support from the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, University of Tennessee. This photo gallery shows the students hard at work to protect water quality!

Student Design Competition Video Advertisements from YouTube are linked below. Check out the video from UTIA Marketing & Communications as well.

TEAM 1, representing Auburn University and Purdue University
TEAM 2, representing Clemson University, College of Charleston, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina Charlotte, and West Virginia State University
TEAM 3, representing Virginia Tech
TEAM 4, representing University of Tennessee
TEAM 6, representing Colorado State University, Gachon University of South Korea, Missouri S&T, and The Ohio State University
TEAM 7, representing Cornell University, George Mason University, and Hampshire College
TEAM 8, representing Oklahoma State University, Eleanor Roosevelt High School & Univerisity of Maryland, Michigan State University, and University of Maryland