2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference

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The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists would like to thank the attendees, guests, and honorees for making the 2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference a success. The event was held on April 13 at the National Press Club in Washington DC.

In addition to the presentation of the project awards, this year's program features four speakers who will be providing their perspectives on the business and technology in the environmental industry.

Presentations of the featured speakers are now available:

This year's award recipients and award winners are listed below. Click the links below to read about our Honorees.
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Stephen J. Hickox, P.E., BCEE
Gordon Maskew Fair Award

Merlyn L. Hough, P.E., BCEE
Stanley E. Kappe Award

Sudhir Murthy, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Edward J. Cleary Award

George Hawkins
Honorary Member

Eran Friedler, D.Sc.
International Honorary Member

Marcos von Sperling, Ph.D.
International Honorary Member

James Mihelcic, Ph.D., BCEEM
Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Education Award

Qian Zhang, Ph.D.
Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award

2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Winners

2017 W. Wesley Eckenfelder Industrial Waste Management Medal sponsored by AquAeTer

2017 Environmental Communications Awards Winners

2016-2017 EESF/AEESP Student Video Competition winners

Featured Patron

Featured Patron

Congratulations to Newly Promoted Principals in 2017

Geosyntec is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrea Braga, Brandon Mogan, Christopher Gale, Douglas Baumwirt, Janet Goodfellow, Jennifer Nyman, Jeremy Morris, John Persico, Len deVlaming, Matthew Wissler, Melissa Schmitt, Tamara Hebeler, Thomas Bristol, and Victor Damasceno to Principals within the Geosyntec Family of Companies.

These individuals have each made substantial contributions in leading the development and delivery of highly valued solutions to our clients, recruiting and mentoring our next generation of exceptional staff, growing our practice capabilities, and collaborating with colleagues across the firm. Please join me in congratulating each of them on reaching this significant milestone in their careers.

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Patrons of AAEES

AMEC Foster Wheeler
AMEC Foster Wheeler

Carollo Engineers
Carollo Engineers

CDM Smith
CDM Smith

CH2M
CH2M

Geosyntec
Geosyntec Consultants

LA Department of Water and Power
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

LA City Sanitation
LA City Sanitation

Orange County Sanitation District
Orange County Sanitation District

Orange County Water District
Orange County Water District

Sanitation Districts of LA County
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Stantec
Stantec

West Basin Municipal Water District
West Basin Municipal Water District

Patrons of the Academy are organizations that are distinguished by providing financial support to the Academy's programs in addition to their engagement in specialty certification of their Engineers and Scientists. They are dedicated to a collaborative effort with the Academy in pursuit of Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science.

EES Foundation

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established by AAEES. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting environmental engineering and science education, basic research to advance environmental engineering and science, and public education regarding environmental issues.

News You Can Use

Wax Worm Caterpillar Will Eat Plastic Shopping Bags: New Solution to Plastic Waste?

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This image shows a wax worm chewing a hole through plastic. Polyethylene debris can be seen attached to the caterpillar.
Credit: Federica Bertocchini, Paolo Bombelli, and Chris Howe

Date: April 24, 2017
Source: Cell Press
Summary: Generally speaking, plastic is incredibly resistant to breaking down. That's certainly true of the trillion polyethylene plastic bags that people use each and every year. But researchers may be on track to find a solution to plastic waste. The key is a caterpillar commonly known as a wax worm.

Generally speaking, plastic is incredibly resistant to breaking down. That's certainly true of the trillion polyethylene plastic bags that people use each and every year. But researchers reporting in Current Biology on April 24 may be on track to find a solution to plastic waste. The key is a caterpillar commonly known as a wax worm.

"We have found that the larva of a common insect, Galleria mellonella, is able to biodegrade one of the toughest, most resilient, and most used plastics: polyethylene," says Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain. A previous study (doi: 10.1021/es504038a) has shown that Plodia interpunctella wax worms, the larvae of dian mealmoths ... click here to continue.

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Upcoming Events

Student Video Competition

JAN

18

2017

Free AAEES Webinar: State-of-the-Art Nitrogen Upgrade to Protect our Waters

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this free webinar. Click here for a recording of this webinar.

MAY

08

2017

AAEES's 9th Annual Breakfast at the NJWEA Conference

For registration or exhibitor information, go to http://www.njwea.org.

MAY

09

2017

AAEES's 8th Annual Workshop at the NJWEA Conference

For registration or exhibitor information, go to http://www.njwea.org.

JUN

14

2017

AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA Luncheon Presentation

11:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Philadelphia Marriott. Eleanor Allen, P.E., BCEE, Chief Executive Officer, Water For People will be speaking on The Dynamic Career Journey of a Global Water Engineer (From Non-Profit to For-Profit and Back Again). Click here to register.

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