The conference will be held in beautiful Upstate New York, with opportunities for conference goes to explore and enjoy this fantastic region. SUNY-ESF's commitment to environmental sustainability provides an outstanding showcase for a variety of green technologies. The 10th International Phytotechnologies Conference is a function of the International Phytotechnology Society in partnership with the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
The "Phyto Scholars" program was initiated for the 2009 International Phytotechnology Society (IPS) conference (held in St. Louis, Missouri) with funding from the National Institution of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program (SRP). The Phyto Scholars serves as an educational program designed to support United States-based student/post-doctoral associate attendance and participation at international technical meetings.
The Selection Committee will choose awardees based on the personal statement (see application link below). Awards will be approximately $750, depending on total program funding and number of applicants. Awards will be in the form of a US check from the International Phytotechnology Society made payable to the awardee or advisor/major professor. Awardees are required to make and cover the cost of their own travel and hotel up front (i.e., the award is a reimbursement). Conference registration fees will be waived for the awardees.
Applications are due to Jason White by August 9, 2013 at 5pm EST
Download the application HERE
The International Phytotechnology Society (IPS) is a nonprofit, worldwide professional society comprised of individuals and institutions engaged in the science and application of using plants to deal with environmental problems.
IPS’s mission is to promote research, education, training, and application of those technologies that use plants to deal with problems of environmental contamination, carbon sequestration, alternative fuels, and ecological restoration.
IPS is open to all researchers, practitioners, regulators, site owners and interested and concerned individuals who want to promote a natural way to deal with environmental problems.
Phytotechnologies are the use of plants to remedy environmental problems. Plants can be used to clean or contain contaminants from soil, sediments, or water. Planted systems can degrade organic pollutants and extract heavy metals. Plants can be used to restore impacted ecosystems, provide biofuel, sequester carbon, improve air quality, and beneficially impact our environment. Advances have been made in research to identify and optimize plant capability to reduce risk and enhance environmental benefits. This Society is devoted to bringing together the science, engineering, and applications of phytotechnologies worldwide.