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R-MWC Students Participate in NCSE Conference

Annual Conference on Science Policy and Environment held in Washington, D.C.

2/1/2006 9:46:51 AM


LYNCHBURG – Three Randolph-Macon Woman’s College students participated in the 6th Annual Conference on Science Policy and Environment in Washington, D.C. in late January.

The high-powered conference was sponsored by the National Council for Science and Environment and had the theme, "Energy for a Sustainable and Secure Future."

The students, Archana Datta '09, Matea Osti '08, and Himesha Ranamukhaarachchi '08, spent several days participating in plenary talks, roundtables and sessions on science and energy policies. The students also presented a poster on R-MWC’s campus sustainability initiatives.

"It was a fantastic trip, and I am so proud of our students," said Karin Warren, an environmental studies professor. "They were enthusiastic, earnest, and thoughtful during the poster session, and active participants in the three-hour break-out sessions. They were attentive and critical listeners during the keynote and plenary talks, and we had good discussions and debates afterwards."

The conference was attended by students, professors, policy makers, federal officials from the DOE and EPA and members of Congress.

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