05/2016—Kristy Keel-Blackmon, with ISSE's East Tennessee Clean Fuels, gave presentations to approximately 60 Scott High School students on May 3, 2016. The presentations served as a review of the students’ energy and natural resources requirements and also introduced students to information about alternative fuels and vehicles.
04/2016—Kristy Keel-Blackmon, with ISSE's East Tennessee Clean Fuels, presented in the air quality session at the 45th Annual Environmental Show of the South in Gatlinburg, TN, on 4/22/16. The presentation covered the expanded use of propane-powered mowers and lawn equipment in recent years, case studies from across the state, and the monetary and emissions reduction benefits gained from using this fuel.
04/2016—ISSE Researcher Jon Hathaway gave a presentation on April 14, 2016 at the Baker Center Energy and Environment Forum. His topic was "Sustainable Urban Water and the Rise of Green Infrastructure."
02/2016— On February 19, 2016, ISSE Director Terry Hazen gave a webinar to 12-grade science students at Lincoln International Academy in Managua, Nicaragua about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
10/2015—ISSE Director Terry Hazen gave the keynote presentation, “Microbial Community Structure Predicts Groundwater Geochemistry,” at Purdue University's conference titled Critical Zone Science, Sustainability, and Services in a Changing World, held October 22-24, 2015 in Lafayette, Indiana.
03/2015—Dr. Jack Parker made a presentation at the REMTEC conference in Denver, Colorado on March 3 titled “An Integrated Approach to Multi-Strategy DNAPL Remediation Considering Uncertainty Using Stochastic Cost Optimization.”
01/2015—Dr. Bruce Tschantz (with ISSE's TNWRRC) was invited to Washington, D.C. by Homeland Security and FEMA to present a historical perspective on the development of the 1979 Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety to the Joint Meeting of the Interagency Committee on Dam Safety (ICODS) and the National Dam Safety Review Board (NDSRB) held January 21, 2015. Tschantz, who coordinated federal and nonfederal dam safety policy and program efforts for the Carter Administration from 1977-80 following the 1976 failure of Teton Dam, challenged the federal agencies to consider several contemporary dam safety issues, including hydrofracturing effects, cyber terrorism/hacking, public safety around dams, coal combustion residual (CCR) impoundments, and risk-informed decision making (RIDM), as the Joint Committee begins to update the Guidelines that President Carter, in October 1979, directed 22 federal agencies to adopt and implement.