Symposium of Capstone Research – Class of 2023

On May 18th, 2023 the graduating Class of 2023 in the Environmental Metrology & Policy Program will present their capstone research projects. Take a look at what they will present and watch the videos after the event!


Location, Car Barn second floor, room 203 – 3520 Prospect Street, N.W. Washington DC 20057-1456

4:00 to 4:05 pm – An introduction by the EMAP Director, Dr. YuYe Tong

4:05 to 4:25 pm – Resolving Isobaric Interferences in Elemental Mass Spectrometry through Ion Mobility and Cluster Chemistry Mechanisms. Presented by Kelsey O’Malley

4:25 to 4:45 pm – Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Department of Defense Off-Base Drinking Water Supplies in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Presented by Kesten Bozinovic, Amelia Green, MacKenzie King, Maddie Rouse, and Graham Strzelecki

4:45 to 5:05 pm – Examining Mass Concentration Bias in Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors. Presented by Dakota De Long-Maxey and Haley Hamza

5:05 to 5:25 pm – Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Menstrual Underwear. Presented by Emilia Echeveste, Emily Li, and Phoebe Song

5:25 to 5:45 pm – Comparing the Effectiveness of Biochar and Activated Carbon to Remove Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) From Water. Presented by Brian Beukema and Camille Moore

5:45 to 5:55 pm – Break

5:55 to 6:15 pm – The Potential for Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in the Potomac River’s T. truncatus. Presented by Elizabeth Danon and Zahra Khan

6:15 to 6:30 pm – A bottom-up approach for developing uncertainty budgets for potentiometric and spectrophotometric pH measurements in seawater. Presented by Jack Polentes and Andrew Reed

6:30 to 6:50 pm – 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

6:50 to 7:10 pm – 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

7:10 to 7:15 pm – Recognition of graduates and closing remarks by EMAP Director. **
**Zoom Broadcast will end after closing remarks.

7:15 to 8:30 pm – Poster/Q&A Session & EMAP Commencement Reception in Car Barn Hallway, 2nd floor