The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware on November 8-9. The meeting included four guest members: Dr. Bruce Hanes, AAEES 1989 Past President, Ray Lees, AAEES Eastern Pennsylvania State Representative; Sandra Tripp, Trustee-at-Large-Elect; and Wendy Wert, Trustee-at-Large-Elect. Several members of the BOT attended the ReCommunity/DSWA Material Recovery Facility tour at the Delaware Recycling Center, New Castle, Delaware - transportation to MRF was arranged by the Delaware Solid Waste Authority. Here are additional highlights of the meeting:
Congratulations to the 2014 Officers and Trustees who were installed during the Annual Meeting November 9 and take office January 1, 2014: Christian Davies-Venn, President; James F. Stahl, President-Elect; Howard B. LaFever, Vice President; Dan Oerther, Treasurer; and Pasquale S. Canzano, Past President. Trustees serving their first full three year-term are: Benson Pair, representing AIChE; and Wendy Wert, Trustee-at-Large; Trustee serving a second three-year term is Sandra L. Tripp, Trustee-at-Large.
It's time to begin planning your entries for the E3 Competition for 2014. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2014. The submission process is entirely electronic, allowing you to submit your completed entry directly online. Judging is also conducted electronically with an unlimited geographic representation of judges. Entering the E3 competition is a prerequisite for entering the North American category of the IWA PIA Awards.
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Activated Sludge process, the E3 competition encourages the submission of Activated Sludge process (and its variants) projects in all the above categories. These projects will be judged within their submitted category and also in a new one time only category "100th Anniversary of Activated Sludge".
The IWA Project Innovation Awards (PIA) aims to highlight innovative water and wastewater engineering projects around the world, thus bringing recognition to these projects as models of engineering excellence and spreading the knowledge of water and wastewater science and management. The awards span six categories: Applied Research, Planning, Design, Small Projects, Operations/Management, and Marketing and Communication. All 2013 and 2014 E3 award winners are invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website www.iwa-pia.org. More details forthcoming.
We all know how important it is to communicate complex and challenging issues to the public at large and other constituents. With this in mind, AAEES is inviting you to enter this important competition. In cooperation with the International Water Association and the PIA Awards, the Academy is proud to offer this area of competition and invites Consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. The deadline to enter will be March 1, 2014. The winner will be announced at the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon & Conference. The winner will also qualify to enter the IWA's International competition in the North American section. For details, and to enter, go to click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forty-five BCEE/BCEEMs, chosen at random, have received notices for the 2013 audit. BCES members are not yet eligible for the audit. Each person audited is being asked to supply the Recertification Committee with documentation substantiating at least 40 Professional Development Hours. The PDHs are acquired by continuing professional development activities during calendar years January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012 to ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements for Active and Life Active specialty certification. Those who were audited within the past 10 years are exempt from the current cycle. Not everyone has responded, please do not risk your certification going into Inactive status because you cannot complete the audit. If you need assistance please email Joyce Dowen at email@example.com.
Renewal notices for the 2014 Certifications were emailed in September. Upon receipt, please log into the AAEES Center and complete your renewal as soon as possible. Please be sure to review and update your data under "My Information" no later than December 31, 2013. It is important to get corrections on your Member Data to the Academy to ensure those changes are printed in the 2014 edition of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science. There are also numerous members who have still not renewed for 2013. It is important that you get these in ASAP. If you need assistance, please contact Joyce Dowen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists is partnering with PDH Online to provide members with professional development hour education. All AAEES certification holders and members who use the code AAEE25 receive a 25 percent discount from any of PDH Online's 2,000+ courses, including live webinars. Members can search courses and sign up at www.pdhonline.org or www.pdhcenter.com.
PDH Online is among the leading online course providers and underscores that it is an approved sponsor by many state licensing boards for professional engineers. More than 100 of its courses have been developed by BCEEs. AAEES has designated PDH Online as its Preferred PDH Provider to help AAEES colleagues meet their bi-annual PDH requirement.
You can contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org if you have any questions.
The 2013 Environmental Engineering and Science Selection and Career Guide is growing in popularity and utility. Four thousand guides were printed and distributed to members, affiliates, colleges and universities, and at 24 AAEES events, which also included the 2013 annual conferences of LMOP, NYWEA, NJWEA, AEESP, AWWA, A&WMA, APWA, and WEFTEC. In addition, next year's issue will be sent via mail or email to most federal, state, and local agencies. Invitations to participate in the 2014 edition will be mailed shortly. Ask your firm or agency to reserve your space by December 31, 2013. It is great exposure for a low cost. For detail, email email@example.com. To download the reservation form, click here.
The interactive job board is free to members who are seeking employment. The site provides employers and recruiters with highly qualified environmental engineering job candidates. Employers may post available positions directly to the Career Center for a fee of $495/position for a 30 day listing. Payment is made online by credit card. Internship postings are free! For more information, go to http://careers.aaees.org.
It's easy and free to host an Academy Workshop or Seminar in your locale - If you would like to learn more, please email Workshops and Seminars Chair Wendy Wert at WWert@lacsd.org, and copy JSOlmo@aaees.org. Be sure to give an approximate date and suggested topic (if any), possible speakers, and possible location. For three easy steps to hosting an event, click here.
January 21-23, 2014, 17th Annual LMOP Conference & Project Expo, Hilton Baltimore. AAEES will have a booth and additional details can be found here: http://www.epa.gov/lmop/workshops/17th.html.
February 4-5, 2014, AAEES/NYWEA Breakfast, at the NYWEA 86th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, New York Marriott Marquis, New York City. Additional details can be found here: www.nywea.org.
April 24, 2014, AAEES E3 Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. The 2014 E3 competition will include a special emphasis on the 100th anniversary of the Activated Sludge process. Additional details forthcoming. Reservation and Entry forms can be found here: http://www.aaees.org/e3competition.php.
May 12, 2014, AAEES's 5th Annual Workshop (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's 99th Annual Conference May 11-16, Atlantic City, NJ: Topic will be 100 Years of Activated Sludge. For registration or exhibitor information, visit www.njwea.org.
May 13, 2014, AAEES's 6th Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's 99th Annual Conference. Ardern & Lockett's original paper will be presented by Brian Flynn, P.E., BCEE. For registration or exhibitor information, visit www.njwea.org.
June 8, 2014, AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA luncheon at the AWWA ACE14 Conference, June 8th, Boston, Massachusetts. Additional details forthcoming.
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