Volume 34, No. 11 -- November 2018

2018 Annual Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held at the Wood Environment & Infrastructure Inc. in Austin, Texas, on October 26, 2018. The meeting included four guest members: Jason A. Kirby, APWA Trustee-Elect, Wayne Klotz, ASCE Trustee-Elect, Andrew R. Shaw, WEF Trustee-Elect and Brian P. Flynn, Past President. Also attending were Burk Kalweit, AAEES Executive Director and Sammi Olmo, Manager Special Projects. Highlights of the meeting appear below:

  • 2019 Individual Award Recipients
    • Stanley E. Kappe Award - R. Benson Pair
    • Edward J. Cleary Award - Christopher Schultz
    • Gordon Maskew Fair Award - David Dzombak
    • Honorary Member Award - Gordon Maskew Fair (in Memoriam)
    • International Honorary Member Award - Chilpin Huang
    • Science Award - Joseph Cotruvo
  • Approved 2019 American Academy of Environmental Engineers Certification Board
    • Robert Williams, Chair
    • Lamont Curtis, Vice Chair
    • Jeanette Brown
    • Christian Davies-Venn
    • Hunter Nolen
    • Wendy Wert
    • Cecil Lue-Hing
  • Approved 2019 American Academy of Environmental Scientists Certification Board
    • James W. Patterson, Chair
    • James Clarke, Vice Chair
    • Robert Schoenberger
    • Brian Flynn
    • Benson Pair
    • Chriso Petropoulou

New Officers and Trustees

Congratulations to the 2019 Officers and Trustees who were installed during the Annual Meeting October 26 and take office January 1, 2019: Kristin Morico, President; James W. Patterson, President-Elect; Lilia A. Abron, Vice President; Dan Oerther, Treasurer; and C. Hunter Nolen, Past President. Trustees serving their first three-year term, Jason A. Kirby, representing APWA, Wayne Klotz, representing ASCE, Charles N. Haas, representing ASEE, Edward J. Bouwer, representing AEESP, Andrew R. Shaw, representing WEF, Richard P. Watson and James H. Clarke serving their first three-year terms as Trustees-at-Large. Positions still vacant are for trustees representing NSPE and SWANA.

2019 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science (E3S) Competition

The E3S Awards Competition is the gold standard for identifying state-of-the-art projects in environmental engineering and science. Get the recognition and exposure your projects deserve! The submission process is entirely electronic, allowing you to submit your completed entry directly online. Judging is also conducted electronically with an unlimited geographic representation of judges. Completed entries for the E3S Awards Competition must be uploaded by February 1, 2019. You may submit the reservation form at any time, but it is advised that you submit your reservation form prior to the February 1st deadline to allow time to review instructions for, and test, your secured drop box.

For entry forms and guidelines, go to http://www.aaees.org/e3scompetition/.

2019 Environmental Communications (EComm) Awards

Communicating with the public at large and other constituents can be a complex and challenging issue. Communication and marketing plans must be designed to address the objectives and strategies of the campaign to reach a target audience. With this in mind, AAEES is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. Completed entries for the EComm Awards Competition must be uploaded by March 1, 2019. You may submit the reservation form at any time, but it is advised that you do so early to ensure that you have sufficient time to review instructions for, and test, your secured drop box before the March 1st deadline.

For entry forms and guidelines, go to http://www.aaees.org/ecommcompetition/.


We still have members that have not submitted their Annual Professional Development Credit Reporting Form and documentation. The due date has been extended to December 31, 2018. Please remember that your documents and form can be emailed to JDowen@aaees.org. If you are a Life Active member and have been selected for the audit, you still have to meet the professional development hours. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311.

Membership Corner

To qualify for Emeritus status, you should no longer be practicing and your P.E. license should be Retired or Inactive. If you have any questions please email Joyce at JDowen@aaees.org.

Annual Certification Renewal

The 2019 Specialty Certification process has started, and we still have members who have not renewed for 2018. Paper copies of the renewal form will be mailed out in December. If you cannot renew online or if you need to renew using a check, you may still renew your recertification via mail by downloading a blank renewal form at http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/RenewalPackage-2019.pdf or by emailing Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org to request a hard copy of your renewal.

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2019 EESF/AEESP Student Social Media Competition

Student Social Media Competition

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation and Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors are pleased to announce the 2019 EESF/AEESP Student Social Medial Competition. The theme is: Use Social Media to educate students and the public about the role of Environmental Engineers and Scientists in meeting the "grand challenges" facing our nation and the world. This competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students. For details, go to http://www.eesfoundation.org/student-social-media-competition/.

AAEES Activities

Monday, December 10, 2018 - FREE AAEES Live Webinar -- featuring our Grand Prize winner in the Industrial Waste Practice category, From Pilot to Full Scale: Development of STARx HottPad™. 12 noon EST. Academy members can earn PDH credits for attending this session.

Click here to register today.

Donating to the EESF - Tax Free

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Are you aware that if you are an individual facing the need to make 'required minimum distributions' from an IRA or 401(k) program, you can turn the distribution into a zero tax gift opportunity for qualified charitable organizations? All you need to do is provide instructions to the financial institution holding your IRA to make a payment directly to the intended charity.

It may sound a bit complicated, but it's really quite simple. We would be happy to work with you to accept your gift in a way that is tax-free to you and a very efficient method of supporting the mission and activities of the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation. Feel free to call the Academy to get the process started. Or send a note to Burk Kalweit at the Academy - BKalweit@aaees.org. He will be delighted to walk you through the required steps. It is something that is a win-win for the Foundation and those wanting to maximize the value of their gift. We look forward to hearing from you.

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