Highpoints

Volume 35, No. 7 -- July 2019

2019 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia, October 17-18, 2019.

The BOT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 18. The President's Reception and Installation will be held the evening of Thursday, October 17. More details to follow next month.

2020 Election

Unofficial winners in the election of 2020 Officers and Trustees include:

  • Lilia A. Abron - President-Elect
  • Daniel B. Oerther - Vice President
  • Jeffrey H. Greenfield - Trustee-at-Large
  • Mary deFlaun - Trustee-at-Large

Confirmation of their election will take place at the 2019 Annual Meeting. They will be installed October 17, 2019, along with the new Board of Trustees. Their official terms start January 1, 2020.

Leaving the Board December 31, are C. Hunter Nolen, Past President, Roland Benson Pair, representing AIChE and Wendy A. Wert, Trustee-at-Large.

2020 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect James Patterson is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2019. The Academy is seeking volunteers who are interested in helping the Academy through its network of committees. Committee appointments are for three-year terms. Please email your recommendations and letters of interest to "the attention of President-Elect James Patterson" either via email, at JSOlmo@aaees.org or via postal mail to Academy Headquarters * 147 Old Solomons Island Road* Suite 303 * Annapolis, MD 21401, at your earliest convenience. For a list of committees and committee members, click here.

Committee Chair Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

The Executive Committee requests that each Committee Chair provide a report describing the committee's accomplishments for the year. Other matters the Committee wishes to bring to the Board's attention should also be included in the Committee Report. To obtain a copy of the Committee Report form, go http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/ReportForm-Committees.doc.

Sponsoring Organization Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

The Executive Committee requests that each SO Liaison provide a report describing achievements in enhancing relations between the two organizations. Reports are needed by September 1 so they may be reviewed by the Executive Committee. To obtain a copy of the Sponsoring Organization Report form, go to http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/ReportForm-SponsoringOrganizations.doc.

Nominations Open for Prestigious AAEES Awards

Who, in your opinion, deserves recognition for their professional achievements? Each year at the Awards Luncheon, the Academy honors top environmental engineers and scientists. The individual awards include:

  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award for substantial contributions to the environmental engineering and science profession
  • Edward J. Cleary Award for outstanding management of environmental protection enterprises
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award for outstanding service to the Academy and advancement of public awareness
  • Science Award for sustained contributions to the advancement of environmental science
  • Honorary Member for professional eminence and achievements by environmental practitioners who otherwise may not meet the Academy's criteria for certification
  • International Honorary Member for professional eminence and achievements by non-US-based environmental practitioners who otherwise may not meet the Academy's criteria for certification.

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 August 1, 2019.

EESF Launches Scholarship Fund for Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science Students

The mission of the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation (http://www.eesfoundation.org) is to secure and direct resources to advance environmental engineering and science in the areas of research, education, and practice. As part of this mission, EESF has established four scholarships for Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science students at the undergraduate and Master's levels. The goal of the 2019 EESF Scholarship Campaign is to fund the four scholarships at a level of $2,500 per student with an annual goal of $15,000 to provide future funding.

To help the EESF to reach the goal of $15,000 to assist these Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science students, go to http://www.eesfoundation.org/donate/ScholarshipCampaign.php.

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AAEES on Social Media

Reap the little-known advantages of social media. It's not too late to start. Try visiting, following, subscribing to, and recommending the Academy on all of its 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! Give it a whirl! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the new shortcuts on the AAEES homepage: http://aaees.org/.

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The information for the 2019 Recertification Audit was sent by email to the members selected. If you did not receive one, you are not being audited. If you have any questions, please give Joyce a call at 410-266-3311. The audit is really very simple: you complete the form and submit the documentation, for instance, you receive 24 PDH credits for full time employment. You can document this by sending a business card or a letter to Joyce on company letterhead. Then, you only need 16 additional PDH hours for a total of 40 hours for the 2 year period.

Membership Corner

If you have not renewed your certification, it is not too late. Please call Joyce at 410-266-3311. If your certification has lapsed 3 or more years, you will need to be reexamined.

Please keep in mind that if you are a Life member, you still have to renew your certification even though you do not pay a fee.

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.

Winners Announced in the EESF/AEESP Student Social Media Competition

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation and Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 EESF/AEESP Student Social Media Competition.

The winning teams are:

  • First Place: University of South Florida
  • Second Place: California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
  • Third Place: University of California, Irvine
  • Honorable Mention: Central State University

To learn more about the winning teams and their entries, go to http://www.eesfoundation.org/student-social-media-competition/. AEESP and EESF will distribute the prize awards to the winning teams at the AEESP/AAEES WEFTEC Scientists' Luncheon on Monday, September 23, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. All teams have been invited to attend.

Is Your Marketing Director Signed On?

The Academy is creating a contact list of marketing directors to improve awareness of Academy members and stakeholders and their significant achievements in environmental engineering and science. Ask your marketing director to sign up for information by visiting https://netforumpro.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES.

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.

September 23, 2019, AAEES/AEESP Joint Luncheon at WEFTEC. All are invited! The Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) are pleased to present the 2019 WEFTEC Scientists' Luncheon speaker, Dr. David Dzombak. This luncheon speaker will discuss the timely issue of water risk in the context of demand based on his many years of research. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

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