Highpoints

Volume 35, No. 8 -- August 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 will be held the evening of Thursday, October 17. To register, go to http://bit.ly/2019FallBoT.

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 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 James Patterson" 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 provides 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 http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/ReportForm-Committees.doc.

Sponsoring Organization (SO) 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 1st so they may be reviewed by the Executive Committee. To obtain a copy of the Sponsoring Organization Report form, go to: http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/ReportForm-SponsoringOrganizations.doc.

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 http://www.aaees.org/e3scompetition/.

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1970 Clean Air Act, the E3S2020 competition encourages the submission of Clean Air process (and its variants) projects in all of the categories. These projects will be judged within their submitted category and also in a new one-time only category "50th Anniversary of the 1970 Clean Air Act". Please indicate if your project includes the Clean Air process (and its variants) on the Reservation Form.

Thank you for all of your AAEES Awards Nominations

The Academy is grateful for all of the wonderful nominations that have been submitted for the 2020 AAEES Awards. We are carefully combing through all of the submissions for the following categories:

  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award for substantial contributions to the environmental engineering and science profession
  • Edward J. Cleary Award for outstanding management of environmental protection enterprises
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award for outstanding service to the Academy and advancement of public awareness
  • Honorary Member for professional eminence and achievements
  • International Honorary Member for professional eminence and achievements
  • Science Award for a professional in the environmental engineering and science fields

EESF Scholarship Fund for Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science Students

The mission of the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation (http://www.eesfoundation.org) is to secure and direct resources to advance environmental engineering and science in the areas of research, education, and practice. As part of this mission, EESF has established four scholarships for Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science students at the undergraduate and Master's levels. The goal of the 2019 EESF Scholarship Campaign is to fund the four scholarships at a level of $2,500 per student with an annual goal of $15,000 to provide future funding.

To help the EESF to reach the goal of $15,000 to assist these Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science students, go to http://www.eesfoundation.org/donate/ScholarshipCampaign.php.

2019 Frederick George Pohland Medal

Congratulations to Dr. Spyros G. Pavlostathis, Ph.D., BCEEM, F.IWA, F.WEF. F.ASCE, who was selected as the 2019 Frederick George Pohland Medal recipient by AEESP, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientist (AAEES), and the Pohland family. The Medal was presented at the May 14 - 16 AEESP Awards ceremony at AEESP conference (ASU).

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

It's Simple - Refer a Colleague 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

AAEES on Social Media

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://aaees.org/.

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The information for the 2019 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 Joyce 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 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 Joyce 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 by clicking here.

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 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 Challenges Now and in the Future. Register at http://bit.ly/2019CNYSymposium.

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 http://bit.ly/2019WestCoastEvent.

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