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AAEES Awards Ceremony
Thursday, April 13, 2023, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: AAEES Event

AAEES Awards

The 2023 AAEES Awards

The 2023 AAEES Awards Ceremony is right around the corner.  The event will be virtual, so you can relax at your desk for a couple of hours while you learn about the best of the best in environmental engineering and science. 

Date:  Thursday, April 13, 2023
Time:  NOON to 2 pm Eastern | 9 am to 11 am Pacific
AAEES Members: FREE | Non-members: $79

Serving as Master of Ceremonies is Isreal Hodges, Jr., P.E., CHMM, BCEE, Lead EHS Specialist for Rivian Automotive, Inc.

Professor Paul Westerhoff, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Professor at Arizona State University is our Keynote Speaker.

Outstanding individuals in environmental engineering and environmental science who have made significant contributions to the profession and to the community they serve will be honored.

We are proud to have Stephanie Harrington from ABET give a special presentation at this event.  Thank you to ABET for sponsoring this year's Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Education Award.

Awards for innovative projects in the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science competition will be presented.  

We will also be recognizing the second class of recipients in our 40 Under 40 Recognition Program.

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Paul Westerhoff

Keynote Speaker
Paul Westerhoff, Ph.D., PE, BCEE
Arizona State University

 Isreal Hodges

Master of Ceremonies
Isreal Hodges, Jr., P.E., BCEE, CHMM
Lead EHS Specialist
Rivian Automotive, Inc.

Sammi Olmo

Honorary Member (in Memoriam)
J. Sammi Olmo
Manager, Special Projects (retired)
American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Janet Hering

Honorary Member
Janet G. Hering, Ph.D. 
Director (retired)
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (EAWAG)

Jiangyong Hu

International Honorary Member
Jiangyong Hu, Ph.D., BCEEM
National University of Singapore

Rao Surampalli

Edward J. Cleary Award
Rao Y. Surampalli, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Global Institute of Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Morton Barlaz

Gordon Maskew Fair Award
Morton A. Barlaz, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Distinguished University Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
North Carolina State University

David Chin

Stanley E. Kappe Award
David A. Chin, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Miami

Gregory Lowry

Science Award
Gregory V. Lowry, Ph.D., BCEEM
Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Yuefeng Xie

Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Education Award 
sponsored by ABET
Yuefeng Xie, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Penn State University

Anna Kogler

W. Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award
Anna Kogler
PhD Student and Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow
Stanford University

Tom Jan Willem Postma

Paul F. Boulos Excellence in Computational Hydraulics and Hydrology Award
Tom JW Postma
Petroleum Engineer

Zhaocheng Wang

Paul F. Boulos Excellence in Computational Hydraulics and Hydrology Award
Zhaocheng Wang, Ph.D.
Graduate Student
Arizona State University

Josh Fuchs

W. Brewster Snow Award
Josh Fuchs
Master's Student and Research
The Ohio State University



  • Introduction from our MC, Isreal Ray Hodges, Jr., P.E., BCEE
  • Opening Remarks: AAEES President Dr. David Vaccari, P.E., BCEE
  • Keynote Speaker: Paul Westerhoff, Ph.D., PE, BCEE, Professor at Arizona State University
  • Individual AAEES Award Announcements
  • ABET Presentation: Stephanie Harrington, Director, Constituent Relations
  • Intermission
  • E3S Awards Announcements
  • Superior Achievement Award Winner Announcement
  • Superior Achievement Award Winner Presentation
  • AAEES Executive Director: Professor Daniel B, Oerther, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, BCES
  • Environmental Communications Awards Announcement
  • Conclusion: President-Elect Wendy A. Wert, P.E., BCEE
  • Closing remarks from Isreal Ray Hodges, Jr., P.E. BCEE
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AAEES Board Certified Individuals: Attend this event and earn 2 PDHs towards your PDH requirements for maintaining your specialty certification.

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