Highpoints

Volume 34, No. 6 -- June 2018

Nominations Open for Prestigious AAEES Awards

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their professional achievement? Each year at the AAEES Awards Luncheon ceremony, the Academy honors top environmental engineers and scientists. The individual awards include:

Forms for submitting nominations are available at http://www.aaees.org/aaeesawards/criteria.php. Please submit your nominations to Sammi Olmo at JSOlmo@aaees.org no later than July 15, 2018.

Recruiting season is not over: Refer a Friend to Apply for Board Certification

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While you may think that the Academy's recruiting efforts are over when our annual deadline for applications rolls around at the end of March, that's not what happens. Instead, rather than putting our recruiting efforts on the back burner, we transition to recruiting for the rest of this calendar year through the first quarter of next year.

In other words, our search never ends. We need to continually find new, well-qualified environmental engineering and environmental science professionals who are looking to take that next step in their career path -- the path to board certification in their specialty.

Doing that requires input from our existing roster of certified engineers and scientists. We need your help. We need you to let us know when you encounter someone that you recognize as having the qualifications and knowledge that will enable them to pass the examination and/or peer review required to become board-certified. You know who these people are. You encounter them every day, and each encounter reinforces your impression that this is someone who should apply for board certification.

This is where we encounter the first hurdle. It's not enough for you to know who these well-qualified people are; we need you to tell us who they are.

We need you to fill out the http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/NominationForm.pdf for Board Certification or http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/NominationForm-Eminence.pdf for Board Certification through Eminence and send it to us so we can get the formal application process rolling. Whether that happens in April, September, December, or March doesn't really matter. What matters is that we begin the process. What matters is that we put these applicants on the path to certification.

So don't be reluctant to approach people on the topic of the Academy. And above all, don't be reluctant to get them started on the paper trail that leads to certification.

Submit a Nomination
  1. Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification OR
    Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification through Eminence
  2. Complete the form
  3. Click on the Submit This Nomination button on the form
  4. Your default email application will open
  5. Click on the Continue button
  6. Click Send

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The certification audit for 2018 is now underway with the auditing of 38 certificants. The Annual Professional Development Credit Reporting Form and documentation for every pdh taken is due by September 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org.

Membership Corner

If you have not renewed your certification by March 31st, it is considered lapsed! Please contact Joyce Dowen at Academy Headquarters at 410-266-3311 or JDowen@aaees.org. Did you know you can always renew online anytime at The AAEES Center at: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES?

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2018 Examinations

On April 13th, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of more than 54 applications paving the way for examinations to be conducted during July and August. Coupled with holdovers from previous years, more than 85 examinations will be administered this summer. If you are called upon to serve on a peer review panel or as a Chief Examiner, your cooperation and assistance in this effort is greatly appreciated and you will receive 0.5 PDH credit per interview. Exams are already scheduled in Arizona, Southern and Northern California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Downstate and Upstate New York, New Mexico, Oregon, Eastern and Western Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

Staff Summer Hours

Staff summer hours began Memorial Day Weekend. The office closes Fridays at 12:00 p.m. Normal business hours resume following Labor Day Weekend. You may leave a message for any staff person by calling 410.266.3311 and listening for the appropriate extension or send an email. Click here to access the staff directory.

Subscribe to the AAEES Meetings and Events Calendar

Click here to view the AAEES Events Calendar. Bookmark it or subscribe to our calendar to have the most up-to-date events, meetings, and announcements.

Have You Visited The AAEES Center? - BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, Members, and Student Members

You may renew and update your profile records online! Even if you do not wish to renew online, you may still log in to update your contact information. Additional members-only benefits include an online directory, search for other members, view updated committee and board rosters, and purchase lapel pins, certificates, and other apparel.

Non-members and guests are also able to use the AAEES Center to apply for membership, subscribe to Environmental Engineer and Scientist, register for events, and to purchase AAEES publications. Click on the Log in button on the AAEES.org home page to visit the AAEES Center or click on the following link: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES.

The AAEES Center is a secure site. The information that we collect is never shared with third parties outside of our organization.

AAEES on Social Media

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Please visit, follow, subscribe, and recommend the Academy on all of our newly updated social media networks! Contribute a valuable discussion to the 1900+ subscribers on LinkedIn, join the conversation on Twitter, check out your Academy's exciting events on Facebook, view the most up to date photos on Flickr, and much more! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the shortcuts on the AAEES homepage: http://www.aaees.org/.

Committee Openings

The following committees have openings on their rosters. Please contact Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org if you are interested in filling one of these important positions.

  • Surface Water Resources - two members

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 Sharon Yin, SYin@ocsd.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.

June 25 - 28, 2018 - A&WMA's 111th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Hartford, Connecticut. A&WMA's Annual Conference is recognized as the premier international conference for the latest information on air, climate change, environmental management, resource conservation, and waste issues. The comprehensive technical program includes 40 panels and 56 sessions on the latest environmental topics. For details go to https://www.awma.org/ace2018.

October 1, 2018 - AAEES/AEESP Joint Luncheon at WEFTEC. All are invited! New this year, AAEES will be teaming with AEESP for a joint luncheon at the New Orleans Convention Center. Details of the luncheon to follow. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

October 1 - 3, 2018 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 2205 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson or email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are made possible only through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team!

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