Graduate Student Perspective on GHGT-11
A large cadre of students and faculty attended the 2012 International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (GHGT-11) in Kyoto. Bringing students to meetings is an important aspect of CPGE's mission, to provide research educational opportunities for graduate students. This year, Dr. Steve Bryant of CPGE brought 8 students to GHGT-11 and the CPGE contingent presented 20 papers and posters. According to Dr. Bryant, there are numerous advantages of having Graduate Research Assistants attend international conferences: “The UT CPGE industrial affiliates program on geologic CO2 storage is one of the most productive in the world. Having the students who are doing the research present their results in person at GHGT is great way to remind the community of UT's leadership in this area. When you put the CPGE contingent in the conference hall along with those from the Gulf Coast Carbon Center and the Luminant Carbon Management Center, it's a sea of burnt orange -- and that's another reason that GHGT is coming to Austin in 2014.” We caught up with Chris Blyton, one of Dr. Bryant's graduate students who attended GHGT-11 in Kyoto, to give us his perspective on the 2012 International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (GHGT-11) in Kyoto.