Innovation Networking Session on PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 (new date)
Fetzer Center  
4 to 7 p.m.

Recently, polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), were found in the soil, groundwater, or surface water of more than 30 sites in 15 communities across the State of Michigan. Additional emerging environmental contaminants, including pharmaceuticals, personal care products and endocrine disrupting compounds have also found their way into the environment. Such contaminants continue to pose serious risks to human health and the environment. Thus, there is an urgent need to understand their impact.  

This innovation networking session on PFAS and emerging contaminants, aims to bring together WMU researchers who are interested in learning about ongoing research work in this field, forging collaborations, and identifying funding opportunities.  

Who should attend:

 All WMU researchers who are interested in learning about funding opportunities and meeting potential collaborators are invited to attend.  

Why attend:

  • Network with faculty engaged in research in the area of PFAS and other emerging contaminants
  • Learn about funding available
  • Meet potential collaborators

Tentative Schedule:

3:30 to 4 p.m. Registration
4 to 4:15 p.m. Opening Remarks
4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Current state of emerging contaminants
4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Faculty expertise of resources available
5:30 to 5:45 p.m. Break
5:45 to 7 p.m. Networking and funding opportunities

Food and beverages will be provided.  

Contact Denise Wheatley with questions.

Register no later than Nov. 12