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Students' Voices: Communicating Discoveries

Clean hands and green products, transportation and evapo-transporation – E-IPER students share their work at conferences and in publications.

Amy Pickering's (PhD, 3rd year) paper, "Efficacy of waterless hand hygiene compared with handwashing with soap: A field study in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania," was accepted for publication at the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, with co-authors AlexandriaBoehm (CEE), Mathew Mwanjali, and Jennifer Davis (CEE). Amy also presented this work at the American Public Health Association conference in Philadelphia in November and presented a poster titled, "Causal mechanisms of hand contamination with fecal indicator bacteria among mothers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania" with co-authors Timothy Julian, Alexandria Boehm, and Jennifer Davis at the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene conference in Washington, DC, also in November. Amy's work will also be part of a winter field course, "Advanced field methods in water, health, and development," taught by Davis and Boehm, with project sites in Bagamoyo, Tanzania and Maputo, Mozambique, as well as Dar es Salaam.

Caroline Scruggs (PhD, 4th year) published a report, Protecting Consumers and the Environment: A Comparison of Approaches to Developing Restricted Substance Lists by Makers of 'Stuff We All Use', with the International Chemical Secretariat, ChemSec. Caroline will be speaking at the American Chemicals Society's National Meeting in March on, Removing Hazardous Substances from Products and Supply Chains: Approaches of SeveralProactive Multinational Companies.

Adam Millard-Ball (PhD, 4th year) and Leonard Ortolano (CEE) published a paper, Constructing Carbon Offsets: the Obstacles to Quantifying EmissionReductions in Energy Policy. Adam and Lee Schipper (Precourt, MS&E) presented a paper at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in January: "Are We Reaching a Plateau or Peak Travel? Trends in Passenger Transport in Six Industrialized Countries." Adam also presented a second paper: "Transport in the Global Carbon Market: Baseline Challenges With Sectoral No-Lose Targets."

Adam received the Transportation Research Board's Burggraf Award for excellence in transportation research by researchers under 35 years of age, for his 2009 paper, Cap-and-Trade: Five Implications for Transportation Planners, published in Transportation Research Record.

Andrew Perlstein (PhD, 5th year) gave a presentation - in Mandarin, no less - titled "Urban Sustainability in China: A Remote Sensing Case Study of Nanchang" at the annual conference for the Chinese journal Urban Planning International in Chongqing, China.

Hilary Schaffer Boudet (PhD, 6th year) had a paper accepted to the journal Sociological Forum" (forthcoming). 'Site fights': Explaining opposition to pipeline projects in the developing world", with co-authors Doug McAdam, Dick Scott (both in Sociology); Jenna Davis, Ray Levitt, and Ryan Orr (all of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Stanford's Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects).

Kate Brauman (PhD, 6th year) presented a video case study of her work on water resources and land management in Hawai'i at the Ecological Society of America's first Millennium Conference . Kate continued her work with RiskBase, a European group using risk-based management strategies to help EU river basin managers meet the goals of the Water Framework Directive, attending two conferences and working on a chapter for their upcoming book.