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Volume 36, No. 7 -- July 2020

2020 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia, October 15-16, 2020.

The BOT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 16. The President’s Reception and Installation will be held the evening of Thursday, October 15. More details to follow next month.

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

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The Academy’s Awards Luncheon and Conference will be held at the National Press Club in Washington DC on Thursday, October 15, 2020. The winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Communications competitions will be presented with their awards.

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

2021 Election

Unofficial winners in the election of 2021 Officers and Trustees include:

Confirmation of their election will take place at the 2020 Annual Meeting. They will be installed October 15, 2020, along with the new Board of Trustees. Their official terms start January 1, 2021.

Leaving the Board December 31 are Merlyn L. Hough, representing AWMA; Fred Ellerbusch, representing APHA; Robert E. Sommerlad, representing ASME; and James D. Fitzgerald, Trustee-at-Large.

2021 Committee Appointments

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 email 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 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 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 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 https://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/ReportForm-SponsoringOrganizations.doc.

Nominations Open for Prestigious AAEES Awards

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their professional achievement? Each year at the AAEES Awards Luncheon ceremony, the Academy honors top environmental engineers and scientists. The individual awards include:

Forms for submitting nominations are available at https://www.aaees.org/aaeesawards/criteria.php. Please submit your nominations to Sammi Olmo at JSOlmo@aaees.org no later than August 1, 2020.

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

Please visit, follow, subscribe, and recommend the Academy on all of our 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! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the shortcuts on the AAEES homepage at 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. 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. 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 Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC.

October 16, 2020, AAEES's Board of Trustees Meeting, Arlington, VA.

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