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7:30am - 8:30am

Breakfast and Sign in

8:30am - 12:30pm

Session I

Discussion Leader: Aaron Barchowsky
8:30am - 8:45am Philip Reeder (Dean, Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences)
Opening remarks
8:45am - 9:15am Michel Boufadel (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
"The potential for air migration during pneumatic drilling: Recommendations for best performance"
9:15am - 9:25am Discussion
9:25am - 9:55am Robert Howarth (Cornell University)
"Shale gas aggravates global warming"
9:55am - 10:05am Discussion
10:05am - 10:20am Break
10:20am - 10:50am Robert Jackson (Duke University)
"Water interactions with shale gas extraction"
10:50am - 11:00am Discussion
11:00am - 11:30am Jeanne VanBriesen (Carnegie Mellon University)
"Challenges in assessing effects of shale gas produced water on drinking water treatment plants"
11:30am - 11:40am Discussion
11:40am - 12:10pm Ben Stout (Wheeling Jesuit University)
"Wheeling, West Virginia Experience with Frackwater: What "Brinewater" and "Residual Waste" Trucks are Really Carrying"
12:10pm - 12:20pm Discussion
12:20pm - 1:30pm


Provided free of charge

1:30pm - 5:00pm

Session II

Discussion Leader: Partha Basu
1:30pm - 2:00pm Tony Ingraffea (Cornell University)
“A statistical analysis of leakage from Marcellus gas wells in Pennsylvania”
2:00pm - 2:10pm Discussion
2:10pm - 2:40pm Chris Grant (Juniata College)
“Marcellus shale and mercury: assessing impacts on aquatic ecosystems”
2:40pm - 2:50pm Discussion
2:50pm - 3:20pm Rosemary Capo/Brian Stewart (University of Pittsburgh)
“Isotopic signatures as tracers for shale gas fluids”
3:20pm - 3:30pm Discussion
3:30pm - 3:45pm Break
3:45pm - 4:15pm Dave Brown (Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project)
"Understanding exposures from natural gas drilling puts current air standards to the test"
4:15pm - 4:25pm Discussion
4:25pm - 4:55pm Susan Christopherson (Cornell University)
“Why local governments take action in response to shale gas development”
4:55pm - 5:00pm Discussion
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Social & Poster Session

Brian Cohen
“Faces of Marcellus: a Photodocumentary”
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Dinner with Presentation

Kirsi Jansa
"Gas Rush Stories"