Welcome to DCHWS 2018!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City
237 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Wifi Password: DCHWS18
The applications of engineering and science associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites continue to evolve rapidly. Our goal is to facilitate an interactive engagement between professionals from government and the private sector related to relevant and topical issues affecting our field. We will make every effort to mirror all aspects of past symposiums in terms of format and spirit. We are engaging with past organizers and participants to promote this, and have retained John J. Smith the past chair of the planning committee to assist the Post. As a SAME event, registration fees will be covered by private sector sponsorships and registration fees. The registration fee is being waived for government employees.
Sophie Bodek is the recipient of the first DCHWS Scholarship established by the Philadelphia Post. This scholarship was developed with proceeds from event in the Post's Education and Mentoring Fund to specifically support a student studying in the environmental field.
Ms. Bodek is a senior with honors pursuing a BA in Earth Science and a minor in Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science. Her concentration is in Geology, and she is involved in research on sedimentology for her undergraduate thesis titled “How Pebbles Round and Rocks Fragment: Particle Shape Evolution According to Transport Mechanism."
Ms. Bodek was a student of Philadelphia Post Board Member, Maria Andrews, an Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Bodek has been heavily involved in the department by becoming a member of the Earth and Environmental Science Undergraduate Advisory Board (UAB). This a group run by students who serve as a liaison between students and faculty. Currently, she is the Communications Director of the UAB. Additionally, Ms. Bodek has contributed to the creation of a new club, called the Penn Geology Society. The Geology Society is a group that connects undergraduate and graduate students through field trips to local geologically significant areas and promotes career development. She is currently the Vice President of the Penn Geology Society. These experiences coupled with her research experience and scientific knowledge have facilitated Ms. Bodek with the skills to succeed and continue her passion for environmental stewardship.