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LCA XIX - Students

Student Volunteers

ACLCA is pleased to offer our student volunteer program for this year's LCA XIX Conference. Eligible students will be able to apply to volunteer during the conference and at conference events in exchange for free entry into the LCA XIX Conference. Prerequisites:

  • You must be currently enrolled as a student (be at least a part-time student).
  • You must submit a letter of recommendation from one of your professors. (Electronic copy accepted, must include contact details of professor).
  • You must be available for an in-person pre-conference meeting at El Conquistador on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 3:00 pm.
  • You must be available to volunteer during the conference and conference events.

Applications are now open!  Please click here to submit your application. Applications will be evaluated in the order they are received and positions are given accordingly.  A waiting list will be created and should any more spaces become available.

To know more about the volunteering opportunity, benefits, and task descriptions, please check the StudentVolunteer_Handbook for LCA XIX

Student Workshop – No Charge

September 23 – 10AM-1PM – El Conquistador, Tucson, Arizona

This complimentary 3-hour short course is specifically designed for undergraduates (or post-graduates new to LCA), to provide an introduction to life-cycle assessment (LCA). In this course, you will learn the basics of the LCA method and its application to real-life situations.

LCA provides a holistic quantitative technique to evaluate the environmental impacts of products, systems, and technologies. It provides a valuable tool for environmental analysis and decision making. This course will provide an introduction to LCA methods, techniques, results, and applications. On completion of this course you will have an understanding of life cycle thinking and why it is important in environmental decision making; explain the basics of the LCA method and interpret its results, and discuss the advantages and limitations of LCA in practice. The course will cover an introduction to life-cycle thinking, methods of LCA, results in interpretation, applications, and hands-on case studies.

Careers in LCA Panel (For Students) – REGISTRATION REQUIRED (No Charge)

September 24 – 2 PM-3 PM – Turquise I, El Conquistador, Tucson, Arizona

Learn about a variety of Life cycle assessment careers from professionals working in academia, industry, and government. Panelists will speak about their current positions and career paths and will share advice with students on how LCA is applied in their work. Please sign up using the form and come prepared to ask questions!

Sangwon Suh, Professor at University of California, Santa Barbara
Jack Nassab, Sustainability Engineer at Schlumberger
Debbie Kalish, Program Manager at Ingersoll Rand
Julie Sinistore, Project Director, Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change at WSP USA
Alberta Carpenter, Senior Researcher, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, NREL

Pre-Conference Workshops – Student Discount

September 24, 2019, El Conquistador, Tucson, Arizona

All full-time students can attend any Pre-Conference workshop for 50% off the price.   Please email for the student code.

Student Poster Contest

Students are offered the opportunity to participate in our annual Student Poster Contest. This contest is offered only to currently enrolled students. Any student may enter by submitting an abstract through our submission process.

PLEASE NOTE: Students submitting abstracts to be considered for the Student Poster Contest, please be sure to check the box on the ConfTool submission.  Send any questions to

Deadline for abstract submission: CLOSED


Student Poster Contest Sponsored by Earthshift Global