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Volume 36, No. 8 -- August 2020

2020 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held virtually on October 16. 2020. The BOT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 16. Details to follow.

2020 AAEES Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference

The Academy’s Awards will be held virtually on Thursday, October 15, 2020. The winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Communications awards will be announced.

We will be recognizing the following distinguished environmental engineers and environmental scientists:

Danny D. Reible, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Gordon Maskew Fair Award

Wendy A. Wert, P.E., BCEE
Stanley E. Kappe Award

Prakasam Tata, Ph.D., BCES
Edward J. Cleary Award

Nancy G. Love, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Science Award

Ann Massey
Honorary Member

Jimmy C.M. Kao, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
International Honorary Member

Susan J. Masten, Ph.D., P.E.
Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Education Award

Jonathan L. Bradshaw, Ph.D.
Paul F. Boulos Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award

Ashley Osler
W. Brewster Snow Award

Megan E. Patterson
W. Brewster Snow Award

Joseph E. Weaver
W. Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award

Reminder to Committee Chairs

President-Elect Lilia Abron is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2020. 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 send your recommendations and letters of interest to “the attention of President-Elect Lilia Abron” 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 provides 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 to https://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 provides 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 https://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/ReportForm-SponsoringOrganizations.doc.

2021 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Competition and Awards

Give your best projects the broad exposure and global recognition they deserve. Begin planning your entry now. Deadline for submitting entries is February 1, 2021. Participants in the 2021 AAEES E3S will be able to submit completed entries online. Look for details at https://www.aaees.org/e3scompetition/.

Thank You for All of Your AAEES Awards Nominations

The Academy is grateful for all of the wonderful nominations that have been submitted for the 2021 AAEES Awards. We are carefully combing through all of the submissions for the following categories:

2020 Frederick George Pohland Medal

Congratulations to Dr. Debra Reinhart, Ph.D., P.E., who was selected as the 2020 Frederick George Pohland Medal recipient by AEESP, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientist (AAEES), and the Pohland family.

Electronic Certification Applications Available Year 'round

Who encouraged you to obtain your Certification? Won't you encourage qualified colleagues and associates to submit their applications for specialty certification? The Academy's online application forms make it easy to initiate the process. Don't wait until the last minute to help an associate receive the recognition and prestige that comes with becoming a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member (non-PE), or Board Certified Environmental Scientist. Certification information and applications are available online at https://www.aaees.org/becomeboardcertified/. When encouraging applicants, be sure to send them the link to the Academy's "Value of Certification Video" and/or the Value Proposition Slide Show.

Just copy and paste these links into your message to candidates:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Of8-NsLjU
https://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/AAEESValueProposition.pdf

It's Simple - Refer a Friend to Apply for Board Certification

  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

AAEES on Social Media

Join us on social media! Try visiting, following, subscribing to, and recommending the Academy on all of its newly updated social media networks. Contribute a valuable discussion to the thousands of 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! The AAEES Instagram account is coming soon! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the new shortcuts on the AAEES homepage: https://www.aaees.org/.

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The information for the 2020 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 Susannah a call at 410-266-3311 or email her at SWalz@aaees.org. 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 Susannah 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 Susannah at 410-266-3311 or email her at SWalz@aaees.org. 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.

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.

October 15, 2020, AAEES Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Conference. This event will be held virtually. The winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Communications awards will be announced. Details to follow.

October 16, 2020, 2020 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting. The meeting will be held virtually. Details to follow.

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