2022 EMAP Symposium of Independent and Capstone Research

Join us on December 10th, 2022 as our second-year Environmental Metrology & Policy Program students present their independent research projects.


10:00 to 10:05 am: An Introduction by the EMAP Director, Dr. YuYe Tong

10:05 to 10:15 am: Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Department of Defense Off-Base Drinking Water Supplies.
Presented by Kesten Bozinovic, Amelia Green, MacKenzie King, Maddie Rouse, and Graham Strzelecki

10:15 to 10:25 am: Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Menstrual Underwear.
Presented by Emilia Echeveste, Emily Li, and Phoebe Song

10:25 to 10:35 am: Development of high precision low-cost atmospheric CO2 monitoring system
through the production and utilization of NIST primary standard mixtures for calibration.

Presented by Joshua Silver and Mikela Waldman

10:35 to 10:45 am: The Dirt on Pesticides: Analyzing Organophosphorus Pesticide Usage on DC College Campuses via Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry.
Presented by Isabella Jaramillo, Emily Prest, and Anthony Rufka

10:45 to 10:55 am: Assessment of PM 2.5 Measurement in Low Cost Air Quality Sensors.
Presented by Dakota De Long-Maxey and Haley Hamza

10:55 to 11:05 am: A bottom-up approach for developing uncertainty budgets for potentiometric and spectrophotometric pH measurements in seawater.
Presented by Jack Polentes and Andrew Reed

11:05 to 11:10 am: Break

11:10 to 11:20 am: Comparing the Effectiveness of Biochar and Activated Carbon to Remove Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) From Water.
Presented by Brian Beukema

11:20 to 11:30 am: Releasing Models of metal elements for Tire Crum Rubber Used in Children

Presented by Camille Moore

11:30 to 11:40 am: Resolving Phosphate’s and Sulfate’s Mutual Isobaric Interference in Elemental MS Analysis of S- and P-Containing Compounds Using an Atmospheric Pressure Ion Mobility Cell.
Presented by Kelsey O’Malley

11:40 to 11:50 am: The Potential for Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in the Potomac River’s T. truncatus.
Presented by Shahrukh Khan*, Zahra Khan, Elizabeth Danon
* Shahrukh Khan will present as his Capstone

11:50 am to 12:00 pm: Recognition of graduates and closing remarks by EMAP Director.

12:00 to 2:30 pm: Poster/Q&A Session & EMAP Holiday Reception in WRG Hallway

Photo Credit E. Danon

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