Center for Biomedical and Toxicological Research & Institute for Cooperative Environmental Research

EPA Speaker Series

The Leadership Board for Applied Research and Public Service, in conjunction with the Institute for International Cooperative Environmental Research at Florida State University and the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), organizes a series of seminars on national environmental issues for students and faculty at the Florida State University (FSU) and the Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University (FAMU). The primary purposes of the seminar series are to:

    EPA speaker series
  • provide current information on environmental issues in the United States;
  • acquaint students with career path opportunities within the EPA; and
  • encourage summer internships for FSU/FAMU students in the OSWER of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

These seminars have been scheduled throughout the 2004-2005 academic year. They were also integrated into the FSU Career Center events. EPA internship booth was presented during the FSU Job Fair.

Some of the distinguished speakers include:

  • David J. Carver - Chemical Engineer, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, EPA Title of presentation: Making the Transition from Engineering Student to Company Employee: Reducing Corporate Cost and Liability through Safety and Waste Minimization
  • Troy Swackhammer - Office of Emergency Management, EPA Title of presentation: Technologies for the Prevention of Oil Spills and Current Methods and Innovations in Response to Oil Spills
  • Walter W. Kovalick, Jr., Ph.D. - Director, Technology Information and Filed Services Division, EPA Title of presentation: New Technologies for Contaminated Soil and Groundwater
  • Monica McEaddy - Federal Facilities Restoration & Reuse Office, EPA Tilte of presentation: Roles and Functions of EPA: Federal Facilities Cleanup
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