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Social & Environment Society announces winner of AusIMM, EIANZ, BHP Student Award

Social and Environment Society
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The AusIMM and EIANZ have come together to offer a Social and Environment Student Award, which has been co-sponsored by BHP. The award provides financial support to students interested in pursuing a career in the environment and/or community disciplines within the resources industry.

We’re delighted to announce that Amelia Corzo Remigio is the 2021 AusIMM, BHP and EIANZ Social and Environment Student Award recipient for her PhD research on ‘Arsenic phytoextraction from tailings and sediments of Australia using hyperaccumulator plants.’

On receiving the award, Amelia commented that “I am very thankful for this opportunity to the AusIMM, BHP, and EIANZ. With this funding, I will be able to add practical information to my PhD thesis that is going to be beneficial for both academia and industry since I am investigating the use of novel phytotechnologies to reclaim abandoned mine wastes. With this award, I will be able to conduct research and specialised analysis in external laboratories, such as the speciation of arsenic in plants and tailings.”

For more information about the award or the AusIMM Social & Environment Society, go to

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