Abstract Submission

  • Abstracts are limited to 300 words.
  • The convergence areas and/or grand challenges most appropriate for the abstract can be indicated.  Abstracts are also welcome that do not align with a specific convergence area or grand challenge. 
  • Each conference participant can submit only one abstract as the presenting author with the following two exceptions.  Doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers can submit an additional abstract for a special “Meet the Candidate” poster session, and assistant professors in the first three years of their positions can submit an additional abstract for the “Early Career Showcase” that will be part of one of the networking receptions. 
  • A preference for an oral presentation, poster presentation, or no preference will be indicated . 
  • The program committee will evaluate abstracts for acceptance into the program, designate them to an oral or poster presentation, and place them within thematically organized sessions.  


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

  • Pre-Conference Workshops.
  • Opening keynote presentation
  • St. Louis barbeque and blues welcome reception

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

  • Platform panel discussion on the convergence of research and action.
  • Parallel oral presentation sessions begin.
  • First poster session, which includes the “Meet the Candidate” session.
  • Networking receptions for faculty with the “Early Career Showcase” and for students and postdoctoral researchers.

The program will be organized around four areas of convergence: convergence of education and research, convergence of research in air, water, and soil, convergence of research and action, and convergence of research, practice, and entrepreneurship. 

Thursday, June 30, 2022

  • Platform panel discussion on the convergence of research, practice, and entrepreneurship.
  • Parallel oral presentation sessions continue.
  • Second poster session.
  • AEESP banquet, awards ceremony, conference conclusion, and keynote presentation from Holden Thorp
  • The banquet will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located just steps from the St. Louis Arch