Students Urged to Participate in Sustainability Conferences

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2009) -- Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters to be presented at the 4th Campus and Community Sustainability Conference on Oct. 8 and 9 and the Going Green Tampa Bay Expo on Oct. 10, both at the Marshall Student Center.


Show USF and Florida your research, class project, or activity that is related to sustainability. There will be awards for best student presentations. Deadline for abstract submission is September 25.


USF is hosting the Campus and Community Sustainability Conference for the first time since this high-profile statewide conference began. The conference attracts local, state and national leaders in sustainability efforts from across a variety of industries in Florida and key figures in the movement to incorporate sustainability practices into all aspects of a community.


Student participants must be present at their posters from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 10.


More information on the events is located at:

or by contacting Dr. James R. Mihelcic in USF’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at



The University of South Florida System is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community-engaged, four-year public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. USF was awarded $380.4 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2008/2009. The system offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. It has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.