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Volume 36, No. 10 -- October 2020

2020 AAEES Virtual Conference and Awards Ceremony

Thank you to everyone who attended! Thank you to our keynote Speaker Dr. Rita Rossi Colwell and Master of Ceremonies David L. Gaddis.

Congratulations to all of the 2020 award winners. For the full list and additional information, go to

If you would like to view the recording of the event, please go to:

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

2021 Environmental Communications (EComm) Awards

Communicating with a diverse set of stakeholders, as well as the public at large, can be a complex and challenging task. Communication and marketing plans must be designed to address the objectives and strategies of a campaign's need to reach a target audience. With this in mind, AAEES is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipal agencies alike to enter.

Completed entries for the EComm Awards Competition must be uploaded by March 1, 2021. 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 the instructions and test your secured drop box before the March 1st deadline.

For entry forms and guidelines, go to

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 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 Openings

Chairs are needed for the following committees:

Please contact Sammi Olmo via email at if you are interested in any of these positions.

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Fund

EESF is seeking your support for the 2021 EESF Scholarship Fund Campaign. Your donation will be vital to achieving our goal of funding four scholarships at a level of $2,500 per student per year. Donations in excess of this are sought to provide future funding.

Please take a moment to click on the link below to read about our 2020 EESF Scholarship recipients. They are superbly qualified and sincerely appreciated the financial assistance given to help them finish their education. Your donation really does matter and touches many lives. Please give whatever you can. All amounts help, and thank you in advance for your consideration of this important cause.

Go to to contribute today!

Click here to read about the 2020 EESF Scholarship Recipients.


There is still time to submit your audit certification paperwork. If you are having trouble retrieving your audit backup information, please contact Susannah at to arrange for an extension. Dont let your well-earned certification lapse.

Annual Certification Renewal

Your 2021 certification renewal is available now. The easiest and quickest way to renew is to go to and log into your account. A printable invoice is available, contact Susannah at to receive a PDF version of your invoice.

It's Simple - Refer a Colleague 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 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, and copy 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.

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