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Alumna Martha Buckwalter-Davis ’06 to speak as part of Environmental Speakers Series

Martha Buckwalter-Davis, a 2006 Alfred University graduate and a geochemist for a global environmental/engineering consulting firm, will present at this week’s Environmental Studies Speakers Series. The presentation, titled “Can We Use Mine Waste Rock for Construction? A Case Study in Environmental Geochemistry,” is scheduled for 12:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, and will be shown via Zoom.


ALFRED, NY – Martha Buckwalter-Davis, a 2006 Alfred University graduate and a geochemist for a global environmental/engineering consulting firm, will present at this week’s Environmental Studies Speakers Series. The presentation, titled “Can We Use Mine Waste Rock for Construction? A Case Study in Environmental Geochemistry,” is scheduled for 12:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, and will be shown via Zoom.

Buckwalter-Davis earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and geology from Alfred University in 2006 and went on to earn a master’s degree in geological sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

After earning her master’s degree, Buckwalter-Davis moved to Ireland and is now a geochemist for Golder Associates, a global environmental/engineering consultancy, in Naas, County Kildare. She considers herself a waste consultant, moving across mining, contaminated land, and manufacturing to address complex issues surrounding waste characterization and management.

Buckwalter-Davis is the daughter of Laurel and John Buckwalter of Alfred Station and is a graduate of Alfred-Almond Central School. Laurel Buckwalter is carilloneur emerita at Alfred University.

In order to avoid “Zoom bombing”, the Zoom meeting address for the talk is not being publicized. Anyone wishing to view the presentation should email Shannon Yocum at yocum@alfred.edu and request the address.