h2o Conference - Saturday, October 14 @ Sandwich STEM Academy & High School


The Conference is open to the general public & students. Our focus is on water education, research, and innovation.
Our co-sponsors are the Sandwich Public Schools, the New England Water & Environment Association (NEWEA), the Northeast Water Innovation Network (NEWIN).

Who We Are

The Blue Institute is a strategic consortium of dedicated partners including leading research universities, professional and trade organizations, industry, practitioners, land & marine farmers, and local communities working together to design and create a creative cross-disciplinary academic curriculum, research facility, blue tech incubator, and water testing labs that take advantage of the unique fresh and saltwater ecosystem at and surrounding Cape Cod.

10 am -
Dr. Yuki HonjoMacLane Research

Dr. Yuki Honjo, the Ceo of McLane Research Labs will speak about the ongoing marine instrumentation research they are involved in, she will also speak briefly about her academic & work journeys since graduating from Falmouth Academy.

10:30 am -
Michael Sullivan,
IBM IoT & Watson

Michael Sullivan from IBM's water & smart cities division will speak about the InternetOfThings (IOT) of water and IBM's Watson. He will also speak on his journeys since graduating from Sandwich High School.

11 am -
Deb Szaro, Acting Administrator for EPA's NE Region 

Acting Administrator for the New England Region #1 Szaro is responsible for managing both budget and multidisciplinary personnel in EPA's efforts to protect human health and the environment within EPA Region 1, in conjunction with the six New England States (Conn., Mass., Maine, N.H., R.I., Vermont) and 10 tribes..


The conference is from 10 am to 3 pm featuring exhibits and presentations from area blue technology students and firms.


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(508) 237-4581


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