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Volume 35, No. 9 -- September 2019

2019 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia, October 17-18, 2019.

The BOT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 18. The President's Reception and Installation of new officers will be held the evening of Thursday, October 17. To register, go to

2020 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs – President-Elect James Patterson is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2019. The Academy is seeking volunteers who are interested in participating in the Academy's governance 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 James Patterson" 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

The Radiation Protection Committee needs members. The Audit Committee needs a chair. Please contact Sammi Olmo via email at if you are interested in joining either of these committees.

2020 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, 2020. Participants in the 2020 AAEES E3S will be able to submit completed entries online. Look for details at

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1970 Clean Air Act, the E3S competition encourages the submission of Clean Air process (and its variants) projects in all categories. These projects will be judged within their submitted category and also in a new, one-time-only category, the "50th Anniversary of the 1970 Clean Air Act". Double your chances of winning! Please indicate if your project includes the Clean Air process (and its variants) on the Reservation Form. Click here for more details.

2020 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, 2020. 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

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 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:

Or Nominate Someone to Apply for Board Certification

Submit a Nomination
  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

The 2019 Civil and Environmental Engineering Career & Internship Fair

The American Society of Civil Engineers, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and Chi Epsilon, the National Honor Society for Civil Engineers, are holding the 2019 Annual Fall Civil and Environmental Engineering Career Fair!

The CEE Career Fair provides potential employers a unique opportunity to network with students and alumni. The Fair also enables public acknowledgement for these organizations' support for UC Irvine's Civil and Environmental Engineering department and affiliated clubs. The Fair serves as a platform for recruiting highly motivated CEE students for full time, part time, or internship positions. Last year, more than 200 Civil and Environmental engineering students stood in line to meet with recruiters from many respected and successful organizations from both the public and private sectors. This gave the students a unique opportunity to gain valuable networking experience as well as connections that will be a key part of their job search after graduating.

This event will be held at the University of California, Irvine on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the UCI Student Center in Emerald Bay. Companies may register through the UCI Eventbrite page, or by sending a physical check to the address specified in the packet. Any additional details, such as registration deadlines, may be found in the registration packet at

If you have any questions regarding our event, please feel free to contact Andrew Ly, Professional Outreach, ASCE UC Irvine Student Chapter at

AAEES on Social Media

Reap the little-known advantages of social media. It's never too late to start. Try visiting, following, subscribing to, and recommending the Academy on all of its 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! Give it a whirl! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the new shortcuts on the AAEES homepage:


If you were selected, the deadline for the professional development audit has been extended to September 30th. Please remember your documents and form can be submitted online to 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.

Annual Certification Renewal

The 2020 Specialty Certification process has started, and we still have members who have not renewed for 2019! If you need assistance, please give Joyce Dowen a call at 410-266-3311.

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.

September 23, 2019, AAEES/AEESP Joint Luncheon at WEFTEC. All are invited! The Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) are pleased to present the 2019 WEFTEC Scientists' Luncheon speaker, Dr. David Dzombak. This luncheon speaker will discuss the timely issue of water risk in the context of demand based on his many years of research. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

October 10, 2019 - Environmental Symposium, Cazenovia, New York. This year's topic is Current and Future Environmental Challenges. Register at

October 17, 2019 - AAEES Annual West Coast Event at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. This year's topic is Climate Change: Water and Wastewater Agencies Adaptation and Resiliency. Register at

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