Volume 39, No. 9 -- September 2023

American Society of Civil Engineers Launches Board Certification in Civil Engineering

Congratulations to our colleagues at the American Society of Civil Engineers on their launch of Board Certification in Civil Engineering. As the first organization to promote Board Certification, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists is proud to welcome ASCE to the club! Board Certification in Environmental Engineering, Board Certification in Environmental Science, and recognition of Board Certified Environmental Engineering Members through our eminence pathway remain the Platinum Standard recognizing leadership and excellence in specialty certification. Whether your education and employment is in environmental engineering, environmental science, or civil engineering, Board Certification can help you to elevate your career.

Read ASCE’s full article here.

Not yet Board Certified with the Academy? Start your journey here.

Academy Members chosen for the 2023 WEF Fellow Program

Congratulations to these Academy members who have been chosen for the 2023 WEF Fellow Program! Each year, The WEF Fellow Program recognizes the professional achievement, stature and contributions of WEF members to the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment.

 WEF Fellows

Read more about the 2023 WEF Fellows here.

Autumn Summit for AAEES Members

To compliment the Academy Spring Awards event, we are organizing an “Academy Autumn Summit”. The theme is “Environmental Engineering and Science in a Community Context”.

The virtual event will be hosted by the Academy via Zoom. Go to https://www.aaees.org/2023autumnsummit for details.

AAEES Fall Career Networking Fair

career networking fair

Following the success of our first nationwide career fair that took place in the Spring, the Academy is pleased to announce a Fall Career Networking Fair that will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. The event will start at 11 am Eastern and end at 3 pm Eastern but registrants will be notified on their specific time slot once they register.

This event will include two concurrent tracks (you may only register for one track):

  1. Track One: Students pursuing their baccalaureate degrees will participate in a speed networking session to meet representatives from companies. Undergraduate students, click here to register for Track 1.
  2. Track Two: Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars will be matched with companies looking for their skills. Click here to register for Track 2.

To prepare for the career networking fair, the Academy will host an event the day before that will serve as preparation for the actual event. All registrants welcome. This event will give you the opportunity to gain insight on interview best practices, get tips on creating a LinkedIn profile and more. You will also have the opportunity to ask specific questions about the career networking fair event. The prep event is on September 19, 2023, from 2 – 3 pm Eastern. Click here to register for the prep event.


Nominations for the 2024 AAEES Awards

Nominations for the 2024 AAEES individual awards are due TODAY.

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists recognizes excellence in environmental engineering and science over a full spectrum of achievements. Individual awards are made to those in academia (including educators and students), private and public practice, and research. The awards consider technical expertise, professional conduct, and ethics in addition to personal accomplishment. Many of the awards have been established in honor of environmental engineers and scientists who have distinguished themselves through exemplary achievements throughout their careers and recognized for their expertise by their peers.

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their professional achievements?

The Academy established the AAEES Awards to recognize individuals for their contributions to environmental engineering, environmental science, public health, and environmental protection. The individual awards include:

Detailed criteria for each award can be found at https://www.aaees.org/aaeesawards-criteria. Nominations can be submitted online. Submission deadline is September 1, 2023. These awards will be presented at the 2024 AAEES Awards Ceremony.

Nominate yourself or someone else today!

AAEES Board of Trustees Meeting

The next AAEES Board of Trustees meeting will be held virtually on Friday October 13, 2023.

AAEES Regional Virtual Events

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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, Ph.D., P.E., 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.

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

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

Atlanta/Miami: Thursday, November 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 mwaterman at aaees.org. 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

September 2023

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
NOON - 1:30 PM Eastern

Reconstruction with Analytics, Equity, and Resilience After the Marshall, CO Fire

October 2023

Wednesday, October 04, 2023
NOON - 1:30 PM Eastern
Colorado Springs Utilities Drake Natural Gas Facilities

November 2023

Wednesday, November 08, 2023
NOON - 1:30 PM Eastern
Groundwater Replenishment Project

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
NOON - 1:30 PM Eastern

Engineering for One Planet 

January 2024

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
NOON - 1:30 PM Eastern
Long Beach Water Asset Management


Past AAEES Webinars

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



Update Your Profile

Is your information up to date? Log in to your account at https://www.aaees.org and click on ‘Go To My Profile’ under Quick Links. Update any outdated information, change your primary contact information, or view any events for which you have registered.

AAEES Podcasts

A Day in the Life of an Environmental Engineer and the Steps it Takes to Get There: Interview with Isreal Hodges, Jr., BCEE

Isreal HodgesJoin 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., P.E., 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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Overcoming Obstacles to Become a Successful Engineer: The Story of Melody Gonzalez

Melody GonzalezJoin 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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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


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 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 YMoulden at aaees.org 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 $200 FREE
60-Day Listing $400 FREE
90-Day Listing $600 FREE
Featured Listing $50 $25

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

Manager-Corporate Project EHS Compliance
MTA Long Island Rail Road - Jamaica, NY
Posted: Aug 30, 2023
Salary: $92,660.00 - $121,616.00
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow - Development of a carbon map 
Ecole de technologie superieure (ÉTS) - Montreal, QC
Posted: Aug 25, 2023
Salary: $60,000.00 Annually 
Application Deadline: Sep 10, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow Life cycle assessment of innovative products incorporating cellulose filaments 
Ecole de technologie superieure (ÉTS) - Montreal, QC
Posted: Aug 25, 2023
Salary: $60,000.00 Annually 
Application Deadline: Sep 10, 2023

Soil Scientist - Permitting Specialist
FHI Studio - Hartford, CT
Posted: Aug 17, 2023
Salary: $72,800.00 - $93,600.00 Annually 
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2023

Senior Environmental Planner
FHI Studio - Hartford, CT
Posted: Aug 17, 2023
Salary: $75,000.00 - $110,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Sep 17, 2023 

New Member Benefit – PDH Online

pdh onlineThe 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 https://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.

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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

shirtThe 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.

The Lapel Pin

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

The Certificate

BCEEs, BCEEMs, and BCESs...

certificateYou'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: 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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