DOE Fellows Alexis Smoot presented a poster titled “Sustainability Index” at an FIU Undergraduate Research Presentation for FIU’s Foundation Board of Directors hosted by FIU’s Honors College. The poster Alexis presented was based on her DOE Fellows summer internship research carried out at Department of Energy Headquarters Germantown Facility. The goal of her research project to develop a high level sustainability analysis comparing active and passive remediation technologies at Hanford 100 and 200 area sites and the Mound, Ohio site. The sustainability index attempts to quantify the relative sustainability of active and passive remediation strategies by examining a variety of metrics and perspectives from those involved in the decision-making process.

FIU Honors College Board of Directors Research Presentation (Far Right: DOE Fellow, Alexis Smoot)

FIU Honors College Board of Directors Research Presentation (Far Right: DOE Fellow, Alexis Smoot)

 

Honors College Associate Dean Espinosa (Second from left to right) and students at Research Presentation

Honors College Associate Dean Espinosa (Second from left to right) and students at Research Presentation

In addition, Alexis Smoot submitted an abstract for the “Sustainability Index” to the 2017 National Conference of Undergraduate Research and was selected to present an academic research poster at the conference held in Memphis, Tn. Selected from a pool of 4,000 submissions, the abstract demonstrated “a unique contribution” to the field of environmental engineering and remediation. Alexis will present the “Sustainability Index” poster in April.

For additional information on Alexis’s research and/or the DOE Fellows Program, please visit: https://fellows.fiu.edu