Posters

The following posters have been accepted for presentation at the 2019 AnnualConference. Posters are a great way to present your research, innovations, and initiatives relevant to sustainable infrastructure or other green fields. For attendees its a great way to learn about new research and work being done in the field, and an opportunity to talk to the researcher. Posters will be visible for the entirety of the conference for attendees to view.


3D Printed Coral Reefs as Resilient Storm Breaks
Danielle Chiasson, Camille Cooper, Sadie Fischer, Junjie Jacob Ke
Students from Ecosystem Management Technology Program, Fleming College 

A Regenerative Framework for Building Energy Retrofit Project Development
Mahsa Safari, Ph.D. Candidate, Pennsylvania State University

A Survey of One-Day Environmental Communication Through Twitter
David Nadler, Ph.D., Chair/Assistant Professor, New York Institute of Technology

Assessing The Impact of Significant Environmental Events On Attitudes Towards Flood Mitigation Policies
Eli Jacobson, Master’s Student, Lehigh University 

Assessing the Potential for Distributed Energy Generation from Food Waste using Small-scale Anaerobic Digestion
Sara Pace, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Davis 

Assessing Urban Tree Benefits in Desert Parking Lots
Phillip Zawarus, Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Best Practices in Resilience Planning
Elizabeth Hotchkiss, Disaster Recovery and Resilience Lead, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Building Novel Pathways via Educational Intersections: Alliances as a Source of Resilience
Debra Socci, Biology Professor, Seminole State College of Florida
Bruce T. Milne, Ph.D., Professor, University of New Mexico

Climate Impacts & Community Responses in Coastal Areas: Lessons for Community Resilience and Resistance in Risk-prone Regions
Simone English, Graduate Researcher, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Christianah A. Oyenuga, Graduate Researcher, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University School of the Environment

Communal Resiliency and Integrated Emergency Operations
Dr. Tonya T. Neaves, Director, Centers on the Public Service, Schar School of Policy and Government – George Mason University
Denise Nelson, PE, CFM, ENV SP, LEED AP, Environmental Engineer, The Berkley Group
Amb. (ret.) Richard Kauzlarich, Director, Center for Energy Science and Policy, Schar School of Policy and Government – George Mason University

Comparison of Impact of Wood Smoke from a Wood Stove on Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality in a Typical White Swan, WA Home
Jayenell Lee, Student, White Swan High School 

Cybersecurity Managers
Rick Trilling, Associate Professor, Wentworth Institute of Technology 

Ecological Water Budgets: Reintroducing Natural Processes into Urban Waterways
Kassidee Bambrough, Mitch Gardiner, Rachelle Litt, Matt Perry, Mara Van Meer
Students from Ecosystem Management Technology Program, Fleming College 

Ecosystem Services in Action: Observations from the 2017 Hurricane Season
Greg Guannel, Research Scientist, University of the Virgin Islands

Empowering Rural Communities to Increase Sustainability and Resilience through Disaster Planning Games
Dr. Erin Leckey, Program Manager, Research Associate, University of Colorado Boulder

Energy, Resilience, and Culture: Education at the interface of physical and social systems
Dr. Amanda Graham, Academic Director, Irving Institute for Energy and Society, Dartmouth College
Julia Snodgrass, Student, Dartmouth College

Factors Affecting Knowledge and Beliefs of College Freshmen towards Climate Change
Virginie M.  Rolland, Associate Professor, Arkansas State University 

Financing Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Emerging Economies using Applied Resilience Thinking
Catherine Drumheller, QEP, Principal, Oak Services, LLC
Matthew Martin, Program Development Manager, ECC

Flexible Infrastructure: Adapting to Changing Conditions
Fletcher Fields, Economist, U.S. Department of Energy

Flower Power: Incorporating Pollinator Habitat into LID Designs
Evan Britton, Garrett Bulmer, Christian Poschmann, Peter Sourges
Students from Ecosystem Management Technology Program, Fleming College 

From Sikorsky to Tesla: The Limits of Energy Transitions in Puerto Rico
Javier A.  Nieves-Torres, Research Assistant INESI, University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez 

Go With The Flow: Mitigating the Effects of Flooding by Restoring the Don River Watershed in Toronto
Martina Albert, Connor Hill, Andrew McNaughton and Jake Venton
Students from Ecosystem Management Technology Program, Fleming College 

The NOAA RISA Program: Building a Culture of Resilience Underpinning Sustainable Economic Growth
Sean Bath, RISA Program Specialist, UCAR and NOAA 

HARVEST(IN)Gowanus: Designing for Resilience
Amanda Gann, Creative Director/Communications Manager, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Health Effects of Heat Vulnerability in Rio de Janeiro: A Validation Model for Policy Applications
Diogo Oscar Borges Prosdocimi, , Graduate Fellow, RAND Corporation

Infrastructural Urbanism: a design strategy for socio-environmental symbiosis
Linda C. Samuels, Associate Professor in Urban Design, Washington University in St. Louis
Tom Klein, Master of Landscape Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis

Infrastructure and the Built Environment in the Fourth National Climate Assessment
Natalie Bennett, Adaptation and Assessment Analyst, U.S. Global Change Research Program 

Internal Carbon Pricing Tools to Transform Infrastructure in Higher Education and Beyond
Alexander Barron, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Smith College

Leveraging Energy and Water Infrastructure Interdependencies: Parameters for In-pipe Hydropower Micro-turbine Deployment
Jennifer Sklarew, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Light on the Salt: Water Desalination using Coastal Salt Marshes
Gurnoor Kaur, Jenna Kip, Maryjane Proulx, David Reavie, and Kirsten Spivak
Students from Ecosystem Management Technology Program, Fleming College

Linking Adaptation and Mitigation towards a Resilient and Robust Infrastructure Sector in Emerging Economies
Ruth Nyabonyi Onkangi, Research Officer, National Construction Authority 

Local Parks and Recreation Address Sustainability Indicators Well
Amy L. Gregg, PhD, Chairperson of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Ball State University

North American Renewable and Neutral Energy Alliance
Ava Medina, Lead Research Assistant, UNC Chapel Hill
Gabri Mannino, Research Assistant, UNC Chapel Hill

Nut production and Changing Carbon Allocation in an Experimental Hazelnut Orchard Subjected to Three Levels of Fertilization
Naomi Fireman, Student, Oberlin University 

Optimizing System Storage during Flood Events in a Small, Multi-Jurisdictional Urban Watershed
Shirley E. Clark, , Professor of Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
Christopher Homer, Penn State Harrisburg and Tsinghua University

Partnerships for Coastal Resilience: The USFWS Coastal Program
Samantha Brooke, National Team Lead Coastal & Marine Program, USFWS 

Preparing Assets for Disaster: Do nothing, Relocate and Everything In-Between
Dana Davis, Senior Manager, Hitachi Consulting 

Ranking Green Infrastructures Resilience in the Urban Environment
Leila Mosleh, Ph.D. student, University of Maryland-College Park 

Reimagining Floodwater Infrastructure: Smaller Wetlands, Larger Area of Effect
Jennifer Buchanan, Kyle Derry, Lauren Vanderlingen and Emma Whilding
Students from Ecosystem Management Technology Program, Fleming College 

Renewable Natural Gas for Sustainable Agriculture and Resilient Energy Systems in Puerto Rico
Isamar Amador Diaz, 
ABE Graduate Assistant, M.S., Pennsylvania State University
Tom L. Richard, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Director of Penn State Institutes for Energy and the Environment, Bioenergy and Bioresource Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Resilience of Chemical and Refining Infrastructure: Do the Data Support EPA’s Case for Rescinding Disaster Prevention Rules?
Darius Sivin, Ph.D., Epidemiologist/Industrial Hygienist, Self-published author, speaker 

Resilience through Agency of the Built Environment
Jennifer Kristen Smith, Visitig Professor, Auburn Univeristy 

Resilient Land Remediation: Addressing Extreme Weather and Climate Change, Creating Community Value
Barbara Maco, Climate Change and Resilience Technical Initiative Leader, Sustainable Remediation Forum

Returning the Land to Nature: an Ecosystemic Approach to Public Policies, Advocacy, Research and Teaching Programmes
André Francisco Pilon, Associate Professor (Senior), University of São Paulo / Int. Academy of Science, Health & Ecology 

Saving the Delta by Managing the Natural Ecosystem of Marshland: Sustaining the Population of Eurytemora Affinis (zooplankton/copepod)
Rhitishah Yuva Raju, Student

Social Ecology in Action
Jessica Abernethy, Adam McMullen, Nicole McClennan, Amanda Porter
Students from Ecosystem Management Technology Program, Fleming College 

Solar Commons Role In US Energy Infrastructure: Successful Prototypes of Low-Income Community Trust Solar Ownership
Kathryn A. Milun, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth

Sustainable & Resilient: To What? For Whom? And…What Is “Functioning”?
Jaime D. Ewalt Gray, Ph.D., CEO, C. E. Bugdal, LLC

Sustainability and Resilience in Low Income Neighborhoods: the Example of Homewood, Pittsburgh
Iris Grossmann, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Technology, Chatham University 

Sustainable and Resilient Design of Urban Integrated Centralized and Decentralized Water Systems
Weiwei Mo, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire

Sustainability in an Unfamiliar Environment: Resilience of the Earthship Biotecture Community
Hayley Furman, Student, Seminole State College of Florida

The “R” Rule: Presence of Vibrio spp. In Oysters
Briana Coleman, Student, Scotlandville Magnet High School 

The Effect of Friendships and Parental Relationships on Climate Change Perceptions
Anika Palekar, Student  

The Effects of Stream Water Quality and Landscape Characteristics on Aquatic Insects in the Sandhills, Northern Outer Piedmont and Triassic Ecoregions in NC
Ashleigh Henry, Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

The Evolution of a Nourishing Ecosystem: Historical Insights from a Sustainable and Resilient Community Managed Aqueduct in PR
Joan I. Asencio-Yace, MBA Candidate, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus, Corcovada’s community leaders
Javier Nieves-UPRM, Lisa Dirks-ASU, Alex Heid-UMN, Marla Pérez, PhD. INESI-UPR, Cecilio Ortiz, PhD. INESI-UPR

Tools of Resiliency – Cultivating Community Resilience
Oscar Ojeda-Cana, Student Assistant Researcher and Community Facilitator, University of Puerto Rico – National Institute for Energy and Island Sustainability (INESI) 

Ultrasonic technology in wastewater treatment
David Nadler, Ph.D., Chair/Assistant Professor, NYIT 

Urban Forestry: An Infrastructure for Resilience
Ian Leahy, Director of Urban Forestry, American Forests 

Urban infrastructure for a sustainable and resilient food, energy, and water system
Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, Ph.D., Associate Professor, New York Institute of Technology 

Urban Waters Program-A Platform for Actionable Science to Improve Cities and Their Waterways
Roy Simon, EPA  

Waste Utilization through the use of Red Mud and Inedible Oils in the Transesterification Process
Yelda Hangun-Balkir, PhD, Associate Professor, Manhattan College 

What does climate resilience mean for the Williamstown, MA community? an undergraduate perspective
Amber Lee, Student, Williams College

What Should Professors Teach about Sustainability? Perspectives from Policymakers, Administrators, Professors, & Students
Jessica Ostrow, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Teachers College, Columbia University