Phytoforensics: Green remediation takes root


Dr. Joel Burken, Missouri S&T professor of civil and environmental engineering, tests a tree in Rolla’s Schuman Park with then high school senior Amanda Holmes and S&T graduate student Matt Limmer. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Two years ago, sophomore Amanda Holmes couldn’t wait to get started as an environmental engineering student at Missouri S&T. She got a chance to conduct environmental research alongside a full professor and graduate students while still a senior at Rolla High School.

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