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Aug 08 2011

Chinese-American Young Professionals Engage in Dialogue on Environmental, Public Health Development

NYIT to host conference on sustainable technology, policy, and entrepreneurship 

New York, N.Y. (August 8, 2011) — NYIT’s Manhattan campus will host the sixth annual event of the Environment and Public Health Network for Chinese Students and Scholars (ENCSS), on Wednesday, August 17 and Friday, August 19, 2011. 

China and the U.S. are two of the largest economic and political entities in the world. Their collaboration on sustainable development will present a key model for other developing and developed countries.

The annual meeting will allow scholars, government administrators, and business people from China and the U.S. to confront the challenge to achieve more sustainable development practices in the wake of an economic crisis.

Speakers will address the integrated role of businesses, researchers, and policymakers in the innovation of new technologies for energy conservation, environment restoration, and health improvement.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Caswell F. Holloway, Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, New York City, followed by panel and group discussions, presentations, and poster sessions. Other speakers of note include:

WHERE:  New York Institute of Technology
11th Floor Conference Room
16 W. 61st Street, New York, NY 10023

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 17, 2011 and Friday, August 19, 2011. An off-site program will take place on Thursday, August 18 at the NYDEC Norrie Point  Environmental Center on the Hudson River. Speakers will include Paul Gallay of Riverkeeper, Sacha Stern of Scenic Hudson, Tara Collins and Michelle Yost of the Watershed Agricultural Council.

For more information about the conference, including a complete schedule of panels, visit http://www.encss.org/.

To register, contact Xiaojun Lu at Lu_xj@hotmail.com

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 15,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 89,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.

About ENCSS
The Environment & Public Health Network for Chinese Students and Scholars, founded in 2006, is a network of members and organizations currently in 26 provinces of China and 23 US states.  With students and young professionals representing more than 60 different disciplines and 80 institutions, ENCSS is committed to addressing environment and health issues and training future leaders. They invite Chinese and Chinese-Americans as well as other interested persons to join them for workshops and conferences on these issues. For more information, please visit encss.org

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Nikita Japra
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New York Institute of Technology
212.261.1539
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Xiaojun Lu
President
Environment & Public Health Network for Chinese Students and Scholars
608.334.7627
lu_xj@hotmail.com

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