Highpoints

Volume 30, No. 4 -- April 2014

2014 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference

The Academy's Awards Luncheon and Conference will be held at the National Press Club in Washington DC on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Communications will be announced.

Distinguished Engineers to be Recognized

The Academy will recognize distinguished environmental engineers and professionals at its Awards Luncheon to be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Thursday, April 24, 2014:

  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award: Perry McCarty
  • Edward J. Cleary Award: Walter Bailey
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award: Debra Reinhart
  • Brewster Snow Award: Abhinav Gupta
  • Honorary Member Award: David Jenkins, Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
  • International Honorary Member Award: Ernesto Espino de la O, Private Consultant
  • Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Student Research Award: Maureen Kinvua
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award: Daniel B. Oerther

AAEES is pleased and honored to announce the Keynote Speaker for the Awards Luncheon:

James L. Barnard, Ph.D., P.Eng., Black and Veatch. He will talk about the Activated Sludge Process. Tickets may be ordered from Academy Headquarters now. Order online now at http://bit.ly/2014E3Awards or contact the Academy at 410-266-3311; JSOlmo@aaees.org.

2014 IWA Project Innovation Awards

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 to follow.

2014 Specialty Certification Renewals

If you have not renewed your specialty certification, it expired December 31, 2013. You can contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org or click on http://www.aaees.org/members-specialtycertificationrenewal.php to renew today.

New Feature on AAEES Website - News You Can Use

The Academy is excited to unveil a brand new feature on the AAEES homepage: News You Can Use. The goal of this section is to provide our members breaking news and items of interest related to the world of Environmental Engineering and Science. This section will be updated and refreshed multiple times throughout the week, so we encourage everyone to check the homepage daily for new posts. The current installment can be seen at www.aaees.org. To view back issues, go to http://aaeesnewsyoucanuse.blogspot.com/.

AAEES Partners with EESF

The Academy is excited to share the opportunity for AAEES members to contribute to activities related to education through the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation (EESF). The EESF Board of Directors has been working with AAEES Committees to define activities that EESF can support such as development of AAEES student chapters, K-12 environmental education, and support of AAEES awards related to education. Donations can be made to the EESF or to specific funds that include:

  1. The Fred Pohland award
  2. The W. Brewster Snow award
  3. The W. Wesley Eckenfelder fund
  4. Students and Young Professionals fund (supports student chapters)
  5. K-12 Student Competition fund

To learn more about this initiative and to donate directly, please visit EESF website: http://www.eesfoundation.org/Donate.php.

2014 Recertification Audit

There will be 50 members audited for 2014. Several members have not completed the 2013 audit and we will continue to work with them so they can complete the process. We also are in need of another committee member. Within the Committee there are two groups that review all the documentation. One group is consisted of PhD's, this is the group that we need someone for. They will have to be a PhD so they can review the documentation sent in by a PhD. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for this group please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311 or JDowen@aaees.org.

AAEES Partners with PDH Online

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.

Volunteer of the Month

Give credit where credit is due! The Academy's success is based on the selfless work of its members. If you have personal knowledge of a member's contributions to the Academy and wish to nominate that individual for AAEES's Volunteer of the Month, please send your nomination to YMoulden@aaees.org. Your nomination should not exceed 350 words.

AAEES Career Center

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.

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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, Sarah, Cwikla at sarah.cwikla@ghd.com, 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.

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. The keynote speaker is Dr. James L. Barnard of Black and Veatch. Register online now at http://bit.ly/2014E3Awards.

April 26-27, 2014, USA Science & Engineering Festival at the Washington Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each. If you are interested in volunteering for booth duty, please contact Richard Pope at richard.pope@arcadis-us.com.

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 11, 2014, AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA luncheon at the AWWA ACE14 Conference, June 11th, at the Boston Westin Waterfront at 11:30 am. This annual luncheon celebrates the partnership among AWWA, the AAEES, and the InterAmerican Society of Sanitary and Environmental Engineers. The keynote speaker is David Paris. He will talk on the political and financial realities facing NE Utilities. AAEES will also exhibit at booth number 1863. We are looking for volunteers for booth duty. Please contact Sandy Tripp at Sandra.tripp@ghd.com.

June 25, 2014, AAEES/AEESP/A&WMA Meet and Greet Lecture and Breakfast @ 7:30 am. All academicians (i.e. students, professionals, and contributors to AWMA's educational programs) are welcome to this great opportunity to network with colleagues and enjoy a continental breakfast. For registration of exhibitor information, visit http://ace2014.awma.org/conference/registration/.

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