Highpoints

Volume 34, No. 5 -- May 2018

AAEES at NJWEA's 103rd Annual Conference

AAEES's 10th Annual Workshop and Breakfast at NJWEA's 103rd Annual Conference held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 7th-11th was a huge success. Thank you David Marabello and David Vaccari for making it happen.

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

TAX Season and Planned Giving to the Academy

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Now that we are past the April tax season, we want to say thank you to those of you who made the Academy and the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation a part of your charitable contributions. We appreciate your gift and will use the funds to support education in environmental engineering and science.

We also want to emphasize the fact that we are looking to enhance the effectiveness of our charitable giving programs. There are a lot of ways to do this, but the most important is to ask our audience to develop the habit of giving.

We have recently put in place some very important mechanisms that will help us build a program that consistently generates gifts while also consistently taking those gifts and converting them into meaningful action in support of the profession that we are all engaged in.

Take a look at the Foundation's website and see if there are ways that we can help you build a legacy of giving that supports our mission to preserve and protect the environment for the benefit of all.

Membership Corner

Did you know you can always renew online anytime at The AAEES Center? Click here to go to the AAEES Center. If you have not renewed your certification, it has lapsed! Please give Joyce Dowen a call at 410-266-3311 to renew.

Is your certification current? We get calls all the time from employers and other interested parties asking us to verify someone's board certification. This is one of the many reasons why it is so important to keep your certification in good standing. Please give Joyce Dowen a call at 410-266-3311 if you have any questions about your certification.

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, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Oregon Eastern and Western Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

Staff Summer Hours

Staff summer hours begin 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.

  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Committee - Two members

2018 Recertification Audit

The audit for this year has begun and the recertification information has been sent out to 38 members. A Life Active member must still meet the professional development hours (pdh) and, therefore, can still be audited.

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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 11 - 14, 2018, AWWA ACE18 Conference: Las Vegas, Nevada. The joint AAEES/AWWA luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 14, from 11:30am - 1:00pm. The 2018 speaker is David Rexing from Southern Nevada Water Authority. He will be speaking on the Benefits of Conducting Public Water Agency Water Quality Research. Those in attendance at ACE18 are encouraged to attend. Please note that this is a ticketed event and preregistration is required. For details, go to http://www.awwa.org.

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/.

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