Welcome to the blog of the ARC, dedicated to encourage, facilitate, and disseminate scholarship that advances the quality and vitality of the Adirondack Park and related environs. For more information on our history, projects, annual conference, and the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies, please visit our web page at www.adkresearch.org.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
The View – Old Forge, New York
Advances in onsite wastewater treatment technologies provide communities with options for challenging sites that will provide for better treatment and more protection of public health and the environment. Many communities are faced with site limitations that prevent the use of a conventional septic system or a community system that is old and needs to be upgraded. We will discuss some commercially available alternative onsite wastewater treatment technologies that can address the many shortfalls of conventional systems in challenging topographic areas.
The program includes in-depth morning presentations and an afternoon field-trip to visit installed systems. For the most up-to-date event and program information, go to the Adirondack Research Consortium's web page.
Continuing education credits are available for engineers, planners, zoning enforcement officers, and government officials. Conference fee is $100.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, and the Environment
May 16-17, 2012, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY
The Adirondack Research Consortium invites researchers of national, regional, and local expertise to present their latest scientific research at the 19th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks in Lake Placid, NY, on May 16th & 17th, 2012.
This is an invitation to submit an abstract of a paper to be presented in a panel discussion at the conference. Individuals may also choose to submit an abstract for a poster to be displayed
throughout the proceedings which will include an opportunity to meet other conference attendees to discuss it. The Annual Conference on the Adirondacks is a forum for researchers to present current information on natural, social, economic, cultural, and recreational resources,
as well as, an opportunity to bring people with diverse backgrounds together in
You can find an abstract submission forms at www.adkresearch.org or by contacting the Consortium directly. Electronic submissions are preferred. The submission deadline is April 16, 2012.
For more information please contact the Adirondack Research Consortium at 518-327-6276
or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Conference program information can be found
Please share this announcement with colleagues and friends and encourage them to participate in this opportunity to promote science and research in the Adirondack Park!
JURIED GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT PAPER PROGRAM
Sponsored by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation
19th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks,
May 16th and 17th, 2012, Lake Placid, NY
The Adirondack Research Consortium is pleased to announce a program highlighting the top research being conducted by graduate and undergraduate students in the Adirondack Park. This recognition will be in the form of a special oral-presentation session at the 19th Annual
Conference on the Adirondacks next May 16th and 17th, 2012 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid.
Six student finalists, three undergraduate, and three graduate students will be invited to present their research findings. The top student in each category will then receive additional recognition at the meeting including an award. Submissions for the student awards are due by April 16, 2012 and should be in the form of an extended abstract as detailed below. We encourage faculty with undergraduate or graduate students conducting research relevant to the Adirondack Park to solicit applications for this program that will draw attention to the high-quality contributions students are making towards our understanding of the region.
Guidelines for Extended Abstracts:
• Any abstracts that do not adhere to guidelines will not be reviewed for the student awards. It is not necessary to submit a regular abstract in addition to the extended versions. Abstracts that
describe work that has not yet been completed are not eligible for these awards.
• All abstracts should be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word documents to
email@example.com with the name of the student and the phrase “ARC Student Award Submission” in the e-mail subject heading.
• Abstracts should be written with a minimum of 12-point font in a legible text (preferably
Arial or Times New Roman) and either 1.5 or double-line spacing. Pages should have a minimum of 1” margins.
• The lead author must either be currently a student, or have graduated within a year of the time of submission. The lead author should indicate if they are an undergraduate or graduate student and should identify a major professor familiar with the work.
• Abstracts should include a logical title and the list of authors. The main body of the abstract should be between 500-800 words. A single table of figure can be included with the extended abstract if appropriate (this should be as an embedded image, not a separate file). A literature cited section is not necessary.
• For more information please contact Executive Director, Dan Fitts, at 518-327-6276.
Following the submission deadline, abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of judges with the top three students in each category being selected for presentation at the Annual Conference. Review criteria include the relevance of the research to the Adirondack Park, the scientific rigor of the research, the novelty and creativity of the research, and the clarity of written presentation in the abstract. Candidates will be notified within two-weeks of the submission deadline regarding the judge’s decision.
“Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, and the Environment”
May 16th & 17th, 2012, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY
Featuring: Rick Fedrizzi, Green Building Council;
ClimAID Report; Mapping the Future; Adirondack Youth Climate Summit; 2012
Adirondack Achievement Award; North Country Sustainability Plan; and, the
Juried Student Paper Program sponsored by the Pearsall Adirondack Foundation.
visit the impacts of Hurricane Irene in the area.
More up-to-date information can be found at www.adkresearch.org or by calling Dan
Fitts at 518-327-6276.