Res College Symposium 2018 has ended
The symposium is an  inter-college event where students openly discuss the topics explored  within each college’s respective theme.

Every  RC  student will give either a Presentation or a  Poster -  either as a  group  or as an individual project.  Every RC student will also be an audience  member.  

At Registration, you will receive a name tag with your schedule on it.

The Symposium is organized into two, concurrent, sessions: Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & Session II: 3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
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Saturday, December 1 • 1:40pm - 3:00pm
How the Concentration of Plastics in Ocean and Freshwater Systems Impacts Access to Clean Water

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The purpose of this project is to understand the relationship between the concentration of plastics in both ocean and freshwater systems and providing access to clean water. As the concentration of plastics increases and ever more plastics continue to contaminate our waters, developing solutions to the problem of producing clean water has become a global challenge. There are a number of potential solutions that have been developed in the past or are currently under development, such as the fundamental rules of recycling, building technologically advanced machines, educating the future generations, etc. These approaches however have not achieved the desired level of effectiveness, and continuing research is necessary.  The results of this project give insights into potential directions for future research.  


Maren Yamada

Junior Fellow, Society & Technology College

Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm EST
Terrace Toom ELC