Volume 34, No. 9 -- September 2018

2018 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at Austin Marriott South, Austin, Texas, October 25-26, 2018. President Hunter Nolen encourages the BoT to arrive early to attend the tour of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University on Thursday afternoon, October 25th.

The BoT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 26th. The President's Reception and Installation will be held the evening of Thursday, October 25th. For more information and registration, go to http://bit.ly/2018AAEESFallBoT.

2019 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs – President-Elect Kris Morico is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2018. 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 Kris Morico" 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.

2019 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science (E3S) Awards 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 Competition

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/.

2018 Frederick George Pohland Medal

Congratulations to Dr. Charles B. Bott, P.E., BCEE, who has been selected to receive the 2018 Frederick George Pohland Medal from AEESP, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientist (AAEES), and the Pohland family. This year the AEESP Awards will be presented at their Meet and Greet at WEFTEC in New Orleans on Monday, October 1st.

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 www.aaees.org under Membership. When encouraging applicants, be sure to send them the link to the Academy's "Value of Certification Video" below!

Just copy and paste this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Of8-NsLjU into your message.

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

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    Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification through Eminence
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AAEES on Social Media

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Reap the little-known advantages of social media. It's not 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: http://www.aaees.org/.


The recertification audit is moving a little slow. Please remember your documents and forms can be submitted online 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

Annual Certification Renewal

The 2019 Specialty Certification process has started, and we still have members who have not renewed for 2018. If you need assistance, please give Joyce Dowen a call at 410-266-3311.

Circular Economy Challenge to Repurpose Mine Tailings

Ennomotive (https://www.ennomotive.com/), the leading open innovation platform for engineering challenges, just launched a competition to find new applications for waste materials and reduce the environmental impact of tailings. This online competition is open worldwide to professionals, students, or academia from different industries and technical backgrounds. 14,000€ in prizes will be shared among the best ideas for this competition. For details, interested participants should sign up at https://www.ennomotive.com/circular-economy-challenge-tailings/. The deadline is October 15, 2018.

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.

September 26, 2018 - FREE AAEES Live Webinar: One Water LA 2040 Plan. 12 noon EST. Click here to register today.

October 1, 2018 - AAEES/AEESP Joint Luncheon at WEFTEC. All are invited! New this year, AAEES will be teaming with AEESP for a joint luncheon at the New Orleans Convention Center. Details of the luncheon to follow. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

October 1 - 3, 2018 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth #2205 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson or email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are made possible only through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team! https://www.weftec.org/attend/register/about-registration/ .

October 11, 2018 - Environmental Symposium, Cazenovia, New York. This year's topic is Challenges Now and in the Future. Register online now at http://bit.ly/2018AAEESEastCoastConference or click here to download and distribute the registration flyer. Attendees can earn up to five PDH credits.

October 18, 2018 - AAEES Annual West Coast Event at UCLA. This year's topic is In This Era of Climate Uncertainty; Is SoCal Ready to Invest in Sustainable Local Water Resources? Register online now at http://bit.ly/2018WestCoastConference or click here to download and distribute the registration flyer. This event sold out last year, so reserve your space now!

October, 24, 2018 - FREE AAEES Live Webinar: Los Angeles Aqueduct - Owens Lake Environmental Protection and Dust Mitigation Project. 12 noon EST. Click here to register today.

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