Academic conference on environmental sustainability at Metropolitan Campus

Teaneck student holds second academic conference for all majors and disciplines


Christina Catalano, a student on the Metropolitan Campus, will host her second academic conference, "The Conference on Bi-Partisanship and Environmental Sustainability in Ever-Changing Contemporary Times," from 8-9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, in Dickinson Hall Room 2135. She has partnered with Kent Fairfield, an associate professor in the Silberman College of Business and Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, to hold the conference.


The event features nine students from various majors and disciplines that will present their research on the environment and solutions for the future to a panel and an interactive audience. The panel features Fairfield and Professor Burcak Ertimur from the Silberman College of Business, Professor Chris Rasmussen from University College and Joseph Aziz, a graduate student at Montclair and a scientist at Energizer Holdings.


Catalano, the founder of the conference, dreamed of creating it as a freshman at FDU; she detailed her plans in the spring of 2011 and received a $2,500 scholarship from Silberman College for her ideas. She held a similar conference last year in April with Fairfield's guidance, which featured three different students as a "beta test" for a larger conference this year. Catalano credits Fairfield and ISE for all their support and encouragement throughout the planning process.


Food and refreshments will also be provided to all in attendance at 8 p.m. and feedback is encouraged from the audience. Catalano hopes that the conference will bring more awareness to environmental issues in business and politics; she is among the first students in the country to start an academic conference.

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