AAEES Committee Descriptions

Below is a description and/or function of each committee. If you are interested in serving on a committee, contact Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org.

Audit Committee

To provide for the operations on behalf of the BOT, and independent of the BOT, for providing an independent and unbiased annual audit of the Academy’s financial condition.

Awards Committee

Selects, annually, individuals for the Edward J. Cleary Award, Gordon Maskew Fair Award, and Stanley E. Kappe Award whose contributes to the Academy and to the protection of the environment and public/human health protection.

Honorary Member Selection Sub-Committee

Selects an individual who contributes to the protection of the environment and public/human health protection.

Brewster Snow Student Selection Committee

Selects an outstanding environmental engineering graduate student.

Bylaws, Policies and Procedures Committee

Has responsibility for the stewardship of all Academy Bylaws, Policies and Procedures. Jointly, organizational elements, staff, the BPPC and the BOT are responsible for ensuring that the development of bylaws, policies and procedures and their implementation is done in an open forum to ensure full participation and mutual commitment to conform to the provisions of all Academy Bylaws, Policies and Procedures.

Certification and Credentialing Committees

Admissions Committee

Is authorized to exercise management and operational responsibilities to assess, examine and recommend to the BOT applicants for receipt of either a certificate for BCEEs, BCEEMs, or BCESs. The Admissions Committee is charged with ensuring that the two certified programs authorized by the BOT are managed in such a way to present qualified candidates to the BOT for the issuance of certificates that signify an accepted level of knowledge and practice in environmental engineering. All Committee Members shall be certified. The Admissions Committee will be comprised of one chair, a minimum of two deputy chairs, and committee members.

Certification by Eminence

To recruit, evaluate, and recommend suitably qualified candidates to the BOT for Certification by Eminence. Suitably qualified candidates include individuals with and without PE licenses.

Membership Development, and Outreach Committee

To develop and help implement programs to support membership categories; to establish a presence of in universities where environmental engineering programs and curricula are present; to grow the Academy membership numbers through an aggressive and continuing effort to increase the Academy membership base by significant and measurable increases in these two membership categories; and, to manage and provide oversight over the growth and development of these two membership categories.

Re-Certification Certification

Responsible for the oversight and conduct of the re-certification process; and, is charges with developing and maintaining re-certification procedures consistent with the Academy’s Bylaws, Policies and Procedures.

Development and Upgrading of Examinations Committee

Oversees and manages the process for the development and upgrading of examinations to establish the competency of candidates for Academy certification. The committee will consist of the chairs of the Air Pollution Control Committee, Environmental Sustainability Committee, General Environmental Engineering Committee, Hazardous Waste Management Committee, Industrial Hygiene Committee, Radiation Protection Committee, Solid Waste Management Committee and Water Supply and Wastewater Committee

Air Pollution Control Committee

Develop new materials such that the oral and written examination processes will test the competence of the applicant to a level commensurate with the standards of competency established by the BOT. The respective committee shall review the examination questions and procedures not less than once every two years.

Environmental Sustainability Committee

Develop new materials such that the oral and written examination processes will test the competence of the applicant to a level commensurate with the standards of competency established by the BOT. The respective committee shall review the examination questions and procedures not less than once every two years.

General Environmental Engineering Committee

Develop new materials such that the oral and written examination processes will test the competence of the applicant to a level commensurate with the standards of competency established by the BOT. The respective committee shall review the examination questions and procedures not less than once every two years.

Hazardous Waste Management Committee

Develop new materials such that the oral and written examination processes will test the competence of the applicant to a level commensurate with the standards of competency established by the BOT. The respective committee shall review the examination questions and procedures not less than once every two years.

Industrial Hygiene Committee

Develop new materials such that the oral examination processes will test the competence of the applicant to a level commensurate with the standards of competency established by the BOT. The respective committee shall review the examination questions and procedures not less than once every two years.

Radiation Protection Committee

Develop new materials such that the oral examination processes will test the competence of the applicant to a level commensurate with the standards of competency established by the BOT. The respective committee shall review the examination questions and procedures not less than once every two years.

Solid Waste Management Committee

Develop new materials such that the oral and written examination processes will test the competence of the applicant to a level commensurate with the standards of competency established by the BOT. The respective committee shall review the examination questions and procedures not less than once every two years.

Water Supply and Wastewater Committee

Develop new materials such that the oral and written examination processes will test the competence of the applicant to a level commensurate with the standards of competency established by the BOT. The respective committee shall review the examination questions and procedures not less than once every two years.

Engineering Education Committee

Responsible for recommending one or more of its members or other Academy members for appointment by the President as the Academy’s Representative Director and Alternate Representative Director on the Board of Directors of ABET; recommending one or more of its members or other Academy members for appointment by the President as members of various ABET commissions and committees representing the Academy; recruiting and training ABET Program Evaluators for evaluations of accredited environmental engineering technology program criteria.

Excellence in Environmental Engineering Award Committee

Responsible for promulgating specific rules and procedures governing the conduct of this program; selecting the panel of judges annually; providing advice and assistance in the Academy’s public education efforts related to the program; and seeking financial support for the program.

Finance Committee

Authorized and directed by the BOT to exercise general supervision over the Executive Director as he carries out the financial affairs of the Academy; prepare an annual budget for approval by the BOT; and, report to the BOT on the financial status of the Academy.

International Relations Committee

TBA

K-12 Committee

Educate K-12 students on environmental engineering. The committee’s goals are to provide information to students in K-12 programs about the satisfaction of environmental engineering careers; and, encourage students to matriculate in environmental engineering through preparation of educational printed and web based materials and availability of speakers.

Nominating Committee

Select two candidates for vice president and four candidates for trustee-at-large annually.

Planning Committee

Establish, guide and provide assistance in the short, intermediate and long-range planning of the Academy as required to best serve the Academy’s constituencies and to prepare both annual and long-range Academy plants.

Publications Committee

Serves as the Editorial Board for Environmental Engineer and the Peer Review Panel for Environmental Engineer: Applied Research & Practice. May also be tasked with solicitation of articles and peer-reviewed papers.

Revenue Generation Workgroup

TBA

Seminars and Workshops Committee

Developing and implementing seminars and workshops throughout the year.

Students and Young Professionals

Develop and help implement the practices that will result in a significant increase in the number of non-BCEE/M members (Student Members and Members). The goal is to increase the total number of individuals in these classifications.

Website Work Group

TBA

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