AAEES at NJWEA

The NJWEA John J. Lagrosa 102nd Annual Conference & Exposition took place May 8 to May 12, 2017. The NJWEA Conference and Exposition is the largest water environment exposition in the Northeast. The event draws participants from throughout the country for four days of training education and offers the opportunity to meet with manufactures and their representatives in a relaxed, informal setting to learn about their latest products.

AAEES held it's 9th Annual Breakfast and AAEES's 8th Annual Workshop, which included the AAEES/NJWEA Wesley Eckenfelder Memorial Breakfast.

PDFs of the presentations can now be viewed at http://www.aaees.org/aaeespresentations-njwea.php.

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North Hollywood High School Team Departs for Washington, D.C. to Compete in National Science Bowl

LOS ANGELES — The five-member student team from North Hollywood High School leaves today for Washington, D.C. to represent Los Angeles at the 27th U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl competition. The team will return on Monday May 1.

Students are set to compete in a field of 70 regional championship teams from more than 40 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Ten of the teams are from California. The competition follows a game show format featuring complex math, science and technology questions

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Patrons of AAEES

AMEC Foster Wheeler
AMEC Foster Wheeler

Carollo Engineers
Carollo Engineers

CDM Smith
CDM Smith

CH2M
CH2M

Geosyntec
Geosyntec Consultants

LA Department of Water and Power
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

LA City Sanitation
LA City Sanitation

Orange County Sanitation District
Orange County Sanitation District

Orange County Water District
Orange County Water District

Sanitation Districts of LA County
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Stantec
Stantec

West Basin Municipal Water District
West Basin Municipal Water District

Patrons of the Academy are organizations that are distinguished by providing financial support to the Academy's programs in addition to their engagement in specialty certification of their Engineers and Scientists. They are dedicated to a collaborative effort with the Academy in pursuit of Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science.

EES Foundation

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established by AAEES. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting environmental engineering and science education, basic research to advance environmental engineering and science, and public education regarding environmental issues.

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Wax Worm Caterpillar Will Eat Plastic Shopping Bags: New Solution to Plastic Waste?

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This image shows a wax worm chewing a hole through plastic. Polyethylene debris can be seen attached to the caterpillar.
Credit: Federica Bertocchini, Paolo Bombelli, and Chris Howe

Date: April 24, 2017
Source: Cell Press
Summary: Generally speaking, plastic is incredibly resistant to breaking down. That's certainly true of the trillion polyethylene plastic bags that people use each and every year. But researchers may be on track to find a solution to plastic waste. The key is a caterpillar commonly known as a wax worm.

Generally speaking, plastic is incredibly resistant to breaking down. That's certainly true of the trillion polyethylene plastic bags that people use each and every year. But researchers reporting in Current Biology on April 24 may be on track to find a solution to plastic waste. The key is a caterpillar commonly known as a wax worm.

"We have found that the larva of a common insect, Galleria mellonella, is able to biodegrade one of the toughest, most resilient, and most used plastics: polyethylene," says Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain. A previous study (doi: 10.1021/es504038a) has shown that Plodia interpunctella wax worms, the larvae of dian mealmoths ... click here to continue.

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Upcoming Events

Student Video Competition

JAN

18

2017

Free AAEES Webinar: State-of-the-Art Nitrogen Upgrade to Protect our Waters

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this free webinar. Click here for a recording of this webinar.

JUN

14

2017

AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA Luncheon Presentation

11:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Philadelphia Marriott. Eleanor Allen, P.E., BCEE, Chief Executive Officer, Water For People will be speaking on The Dynamic Career Journey of a Global Water Engineer (From Non-Profit to For-Profit and Back Again). Click here to register.

JUN

28

2017

Free AAEES Webinar: Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility South Secondary Improvements Project.

Starts 12 PM EST. Click here to register

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