Volume 39, No. 5 -- May 2023

The Academy’s New Home

movingAs of July 1, 2023, The AAEES mailing address will be:


1125 West Street, Suite 251
Annapolis, MD 21401


AAEES Archives

archiveSince we are in the process of moving the AAEES office and we are downsizing, we are moving a lot of hard copies to digital files. We have several photos and documents (2 boxes) we would like to have scanned so they are always available. Are you a “historian” or “archivist” interested in taking on this task? We can mail the materials to you if you would like to scan them all for us. Email Yolanda at [email protected] for details. 

AAEES Virtual Career Fair

career fair

On Thursday, April 27th, we hosted the Academy’s first-ever virtual career networking fair!  The event went very well and we also learned a few ways to improve for next time. We hope to do another career fair in the Fall so stay tuned! Thank you to all the students and AAEES Patrons who attended. 

AAEES Regional Virtual Events 

regional event

Come join us for a regional Zoom event! Here at the Academy, this year, our focus is on trying new activities and strengthening our connection with and between our members. The goal of these regional Zoom events is to give AAEES members and guests the opportunity to join up, hang out, and build professional relationships. Each event will include opening remarks by local co-hosts as well as an update on Academy programming from our Executive Director, Professor Daniel B, Oerther, PhD, PE, BCEE, BCES. The majority of the event is reserved for open discussion and informal networking – so make sure you have your camera and microphone ready to go! Officers and Trustees of AAEES will also be in attendance.

Feel free to join any or all of the following virtual regional Zoom events (each event will run for 1 hour, and the start time is 7 pm in the local time zone). To sign up, just click the link next to the date/regional area of interest.

NY/Boston: Thursday, June 29th Click here to register for this event

LA/Phoenix: Wednesday, July 26th  - Click here to register for this event

Chicago/Milwaukee/Detroit/Cleveland: Wednesday August 30th - Click here to register for this event

Dallas/Houston: Thursday, Sept. 28th - Click here to register for this event

Philly/DC: Wednesday, Oct. 25th - Click here to register for this event

Atlanta/Miami: Thursday, Nov. 30th - Click here to register for this event

If you would like to volunteer to serve as a local co-host, please contact Marisa Waterman at [email protected]. We are especially interested in hearing from GMs from local utilities who are exploring new projects, executives with local consulting firms, as well as leaders of local student chapters.

Upcoming AAEES Webinars

May 2023

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 NOON - 1:30 PM Eastern
AAEES's Second PechaKucha

June 2023

Wednesday, June 07, 2023 NOON - 1:30 PM Eastern
8.5 Square Mile Area (SMA) Limited Curtain Wall  

July 2023

Wednesday, July 19, 2023 NOON – 1:30 PM Eastern
City Underwater: The Ongoing Challenge of New Orleans Drinking Water Management

Sept. 2023

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 NOON - 1:30 PM Eastern
Boulder County Climate Equity Visualization

Nov. 2023

Wednesday November 8, 2023 NOON – 1:30 PM Eastern
Los Angeles Groundwater Replenishment Project


 Webinar LibraryPast AAEES Webinars

Did you know you can watch our past webinars on YouTube? Click here.

AAEES Podcasts

Isreal HodgesA Day in the Life of an Environmental Engineer and the Steps it Takes to Get There: Interview with Isreal Hodges, Jr., BCEE
Join us as we sit down with two of our Board Certified environmental Engineers. Anastasia Rudenko PE, BCEE, ENV SP who is an associate with GHD. Anastasia will be interviewing Isreal Hodges, Jr., BCEE who is a Lead EHS Specialist for Rivian Automotive. Almost four years ago, Isreal became a Board Certified Environmental Engineer with The Academy with a specialty in Air Pollution Control. Isreal’s story will inspire any young professional who is striving for a career in environmental engineering/science. During this podcast, Isreal talks about how being Board Certified with The Academy has helped his career and he emphasizes the importance of being proactive with early career networking. Isreal also discusses his favorite part of the job, overcoming career challenges and how prioritizing physical health improves all aspects of his life. Above all, Isreal reminds us to enjoy the journey and celebrate success. As an ambassador of environmental engineering, Isreal is an inspiration to anyone working towards becoming an environmental engineer. 

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Melody GonzalezOvercoming Obstacles to Become a Successful Engineer: The Story of Melody Gonzalez Join us as we sit down with Anne Germain, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer and Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) who will be interviewing Melody Gonzalez, a Project engineer at Black & Veatch. Melody has a captivating story to tell. Originally from Venezuela, Ms. Gonzalez used her strength, grit and determination to become an engineer all while raising two boys on her own. During this podcast, you will learn the unique details of Melody’s journey from being a single mother with limited family support to growing into an engineer practicing in the United States and working on earning a PE license. Melody talks about the importance of having a good mentor along the way and also emphasizes the importance of being a good mentor to others. Melody also discusses the importance of getting involved. Joining professional organizations, being active in the industry, and cultivating a network all serve as the building blocks for getting an engineering career off the ground. Melody is an inspiration to all women and anyone who dreams of becoming an engineer.

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REMINDER:  Have you Renewed Your Board Certification?

It's that time of year for Board Certified Environmental Engineers, Board Certified Environmental Engineering Members, and Board Certified Environmental Scientists to renew specialty certifications. Emails with an attached invoice were sent on November 2nd.  If you can't find your email, don't worry; you can renew online here: Click here to complete your specialty certification renewal online.  

Email Susannah with any questions you may have: swalz at aaees.org.

Interactive Who’s Who

The Academy’s website has an improved and expanded feature for members: the Interactive Who’s Who. Look for the link just below the welcome message after you log in. With this tool you can search for members by name, specialization, organization, and location. You can use this feature to find Board-Certified individuals within a specialty for possible engagement on projects. You can find out who else in your organization is a member and see their biographical information. You can get contact information for colleagues in the Academy. Universities can find local Board-Certified members in order to engage them with their program as mentors or external advisory board members. The feature is intuitive to use by selecting one or more text fields to search for. Once you find a member you can then click on them for more detailed profile including contact information. And, if you search for yourself, you will be able to edit your profile including adding a headshot photo for your colleagues to know you by. Enjoy this new feature that will help our members connect with each other. 

2023 AAEES Kappe Lecture Series

Daniel Yeh

Dr. Daniel H. Yeh, P.E., BCEE, LEED AP, Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida and the PI of the Membrane Biotechnology Lab, is the 2023 AAEES Kappe Lecturer.  The objective of the Kappe Lecture Series is to share the knowledge of today’s practitioners with tomorrow’s engineers and scientists.

By hosting the Kappe Lecture Series, your students are offered a rewarding opportunity to interact with an expert from the practicing environmental engineering and science communities. In addition to the presentations, the lecturer is also available to participate in informal discussions with students.

Dr. Yeh is offering his lectures both on campus and virtually.  The fee for hosting the Kappe Lecture Series is $550 for a virtual visit and $1,225 for an on-campus visit.

To learn more about the Kappe Lecture Series, go to https://www.aaees.org/kappelectureseries.


Have You Logged In To Your New Account at AAEES.org?

If you haven't yet logged in to your new account:

If you are having trouble accessing your account, email Yolanda at [email protected] for assistance.

AAEES Career Center

The AAEES Career Center is available at https://aaees.mcjobboard.net.

Job Seekers may post resumes, apply for jobs, and have access to useful tools such as alerts, keyword search, and a resume bank exposure.  

Employers may post opportunities for internships, contract positions, part-time positions, and full-time positions.  You will receive renewal notifications if your job is about to expire and access a resume bank of potential candidates.

How can you log in to the AAEES Career Center?

If you have a log in for AAEES.org, then you already have access to the  AAEES Career Center.   Just go to https://aaees.mcjobboard.net and log in using the same credentials that you use for AAEES.org.  If you do not have an account, click on "Create an Account" under Quick Links and use those credentials to log in to https://aaees.mcjobboard.net.


Job Seekers may post their resumes for free.  This is open to members, non-members, and students.

Employers may post jobs at the following rates.  As a member benefit, AAEES Board Certified Individuals and AAEES Members may post jobs for FREE. Just log in using the same credentials that you use on AAEES.org.


Non-member Pricing

Member Pricing

30-Day Listing



60-Day Listing



90-Day Listing



Featured Listing*




With a Featured Listing, your job will be promoted at the top of the board and published to the Google Jobs Network.

New Jobs Posted at the AAEES Career Center

Click on the job titles posted to apply.

Senior Air Quality Specialist
Bay Area Air Quality Management District - San Francisco, CA
Posted: May 9, 2023
Salary: $114,545.60 - $139,230.89 Annually
Application Deadline: Jun 6, 2023
  Engineer II - Stormwater Review
City of Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs, CO
Posted: May 1, 2023
Salary: $6,853.01 - $8,226.90 Monthly
Application Deadline: May 22, 2023
  Director, National Hydrologic Innovation Center
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology - Socorro, NM
Posted: Apr 27, 2023
Application Deadline: N/A
  Environmental Engineer Licensed 12 - Warren District Office
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy - Warren, Michigan
Posted: Apr 25, 2023
Salary: $31.26 - $44.12 Hourly
Application Deadline: May 25, 2023
WGM Group - Missoula, Montana
Posted: Apr 21, 2023
Salary: $55,000.00 - $90,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: N/A
FEATURED Clinical Assistant Professor, Engineering (Environmental Engineering)
Loyola University Chicago - Chicago, IL
Posted: Mar 17, 2023
Salary: null Annually
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2023

New Member Benefit – PDH Online

PDH Online

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists has renewed our partnership with PDH Online to provide its members with professional development hour courses. All AAEES members receive a 30% discount off any of PDHonline's 3,000+ courses, including live webinars. AAEES will receive a 20% royalty for each course taken by AAEES members using the AAEES membership code AAEES30. Members can search courses and sign up at www.PDHonline.com.

PDH Online is one of the leading online course providers and is an approved continuing education sponsor by many state licensing boards for professional engineers. Over 100 of their courses have been developed by BCEEs. AAEES has designated PDH Online as the Preferred PDH Provider to help AAEES members complete all their bi-annual PDH requirements.

Share Your Story

We always love to hear what our members have been up to! Send us your recent articles, news, project photos, etc. We would be happy to share with the rest of the environmental engineering and science community via social media. Send an email to Marisa Waterman at MWaterman at aaees.org.

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation Scholarships

EESF scholarshipThe Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation (EESF) has created annual scholarships for students majoring in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science at the Master's level. There will be eight scholarships offered in 2023.

EESF Master's Degree Scholarships in Environmental Engineering and Science

Five scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each are offered to students completing programs at four-year institutions who will be entering a graduate program to complete a Master's Degree either in Environmental Engineering or related field of engineering or Environmental Science or related field (as discussed in the FAQs). These scholarships are based on academic performance.

EESF Master's Degree Scholarships in Environmental Engineering and Science for Under-Represented Minority (URM) Students

These three scholarships are identical to those described above for Master's degree candidates but are available to students who self-identify as American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. The URM category will include individuals who identify two or more affiliations if at least one of their affiliations is one of these groups.

Application deadline has been extended to June 1, 2023.

Go to https://www.eesfoundation.org/scholarship/ for more information.

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation is currently initiating Campaign 2023 for funding the EESF Scholarships for 2023 and 2024.  Because of its importance, every member of the EESF Board has contributed to the scholarship program.  Your participation would also be deeply appreciated.  To contribute specifically to this scholarship program, please click the link below.

Go to The Scholarship Page to contribute today!

All donations are tax-deductible contributions to the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation, a closely-related charitable foundation.  Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 52-2156183.

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Please be sure to whitelist or add [email protected] to your contact list to ensure you receive important updates and announcements to your inbox.

Host a Virtual Event

It's easy and free to host an AAEES Webinar or Virtual Workshop/Event - If you would like to learn more, please email Marisa Waterman at MWaterman at aaees.org. Be sure to give an approximate date and suggested topic and possible speakers.

AAEES Patrons

Patrons of the Academy are organizations that are distinguished by providing financial support to the Academy's programs in addition to their engagement in specialty certification of their Engineers and Scientists. They are dedicated to a collaborative effort with the Academy in pursuit of Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science. For more information, go to https://www.aaees.org/patronsprogram.

Student Lounge

We always love to hear what our student members have been up to! Send us your recent articles, news, studies, project photos, etc. We would be happy to share with the rest of the environmental engineering and science community via social media. Send an email to Marisa Waterman at MWaterman at aaees.org.

Member Apparel and Other Merchandise


The Shirt

The superb feel of interlock knit is striking on its own, add in the subtle glow of jacquard knit shadow stripes. These easy care polos are 58/42 cotton/poly, flat knit collar, 3 button placket and open hem sleeves. Machine wash cold, inside out with like colors, do not bleach, tumble dry low and warm iron if necessary. Available in Small to XXL.

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The Lapel Pin

A textured background dramatizes the lustrous polish of the letters and banding. Jewelry quality. 5/8 in. round.



The Certificate

BCEEs, BCEEMs, and BCESs...

You've earned it! Why not show it? Your certificate displays your name, area of specialty certification, and date of certification. Board Certification Certificates can be laminated with a solid wood base with a burl wood tone finish.


Allow 6 - 8 weeks for delivery. Note: If your shipping address is outside of the United States, select Shipping-Non US at checkout.  For shipping and handling outside of the US, FEDEX rates may apply. You will be contacted after placing your order if additional shipping charges are required.

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