August 9, 2013

Water, Water Everywhere: How clean is it?
A Stakeholder Science Seminar

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: 10:00 - 12:30 pm
Room: E38-300 (292 Main St., Cambridge)

Open to the public.

Each speaker presents their scientific findings, then answers questions from the audience. Please join us in the E38-300 conference room to listen, learn and participate in this stakeholder social science forum.

Click here for the program.


Jennifer Bowen, Univ. of Massachusetts – Boston
Project: Microbial Community Composition of Permeable Reactive Barriers: Who is Really Doing the Work?

Philip Gschwend, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Project: Assessing the Bioactivity of Estrogens, Including Halogenated Derivatives, in Chlorinated Sewage Effluents and Coastal Seawater

Robinson Fulweiler, Boston University
Project: A Coupled Biogeochemical-Genomic Approach to Answer – Have We Underestimated Sediment N Fixation?

Harry Hemond, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Project: Combating Nitrogen-driven Coastal Eutrophication: A Selective Ion Array Approach to Rapid in-situ Measurement of Nitrate and Ammonium


The MIT Sea Grant Stakeholder Forums provide an opportunity for our funded researchers to present their research and current findings to their peers and the public. Audience members and other presenting researchers are encouraged to ask questions and engage in dialogue. The goal of the series is to promote peer-to-peer networking, to connect research to those who can benefit from and apply the findings of MIT Sea Grant funded research, and for MIT Sea Grant to receive input on outreach programs whose goal is to deliver economic, social, and environmental benefits.


Prof. Bowen explores how location impacts effectiveness of permanent reactive barriers along the coast.