Comprehensive Suite of Training Opportunities
Our educational events bring together scientists, engineers, regulators, site managers and other environmental professionals from government, academia, service and R&D firms to advance the state-of-the-practice.
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Short Courses

We offer Short Courses on various topics related to soil and groundwater remediation throughout the year. Courses are open to our clients and guests from within the groundwater remediation community.

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Our sponsors look forward to meeting new colleagues and seeing old friends while attending the following conferences.

Conference Schedule


The Thought Leaders Webinar Series highlights the latest ideas for in situ remediation from our industry's leading thinkers. These webinars will connect you directly with these leaders so you can learn new techniques and strategies to boost your knowledge, benefit your bottom line, and serve your clients better. All webinars are taught by people who really know in situ remediation and are eager to share their knowledge with you.

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Speakers for Midwest Short Courses Include

Phil Dennis, M.A.Sc.
Phil Dennis has over 25 years of experience working in the fields of molecular biology, microbiology and environmental remediation. Phil holds a Masters of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto and an Honors B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph. As a Senior Manager at SiREM, an industry leader in bioaugmentation and bioremediation testing, Phil focuses on research and development, technical marketing and sales and management of molecular genetic testing services. sites.

Phil Dennis, M.A.Sc.Senior Manager, SiREM

David F. Alden, P.E.
David Alden is a Technical Associate with Tersus Environmental, where he provides technical support for Tersus’s portfolio of biotechnology-based solutions to manage complex, challenging environmental liabilities and reduce costs for site closure. He is a graduate of Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, Mexico, where he majored in Civil Engineering with a focus on waste-water treatment, has a Master’s Degree at Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France and he holds registration as a Professional Engineer in North Carolina.

David F. Alden, P.E.Technical Associate, Tersus

Joshua Richards, PG, CHMM
Josh Richards is the Program Manager for Pace Energy Services and leads the sales/marketing efforts. Josh has eight years of experience as an assessment/remediation geologist in the consulting industry working on large scale remediation projects. More recently Josh gained analytical experience as an Account Executive for Pace Analytical in the Midwest. This combined experience will provide a unique perspective from which to guide the growth of Pace Energy. Josh received his BA in Geology from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and his MS in Geology from the University of Florida.

Joshua Richards, PG, CHMMProgram Manager, Pace Energy Services

Michael King
Mike has over 20 years experience with Pace Specialty Analytical Services in the US Environmental Industry and the Global Food Industry. His experience includes specialty testing for Dioxin/Furan and Dioxin-like Compounds, Radiochemistry, Biological Tissue Analysis, Sediment Testing, Drinking Water Analysis including UCMR, Air Toxics Analysis, including Vapor Intrusion, Environmental Forensics, Mobile Laboratory Solutions, In-Situ Remediation Monitoring, Microbial Analysis, Industrial Hygiene and emerging contaminants like PFAS Compounds and 1,4-Dioxane.

Michael KingNational Sales Director of Specialty Services at Pace Analytical Services Inc.

Gary M. Birk, P.E.
Gary Birk is a founder and Managing Partner of Tersus Environmental. Gary’s focus is on engaging cutting-edge, sustainable green technologies that help environmental consulting companies restore or remediate groundwater and soil at challenging sites.

Gary M. Birk, P.E.Managing Partner, Tersus Environmental