Volume 33, No. 8 -- August 2017

2017 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting & Technical Conference

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas, October 18-20, 2017. President Williams encourages the BOT to arrive early to attend the Welcome Dinner on Wednesday evening, October 18th and the Technical Conference – Protecting Our Precious Resource – Texas Water on Thursday, October 19th.

The BOT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 20th. The President's Reception and Installation will be held the evening of Thursday, October 19th.

Registration packages were emailed to the Board of Trustees in August.

2018 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs – President-Elect Hunter Nolen is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2017. 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 Hunter Nolen 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 15th

The Executive Committee requests that each Committee Chair provide 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 to http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/ReportForm-Committees.doc.

Sponsoring Organization Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 15th

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 15th 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.

2018 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 entries is February 1, 2018. Participants in the 2018 AAEES E3S will be able to submit completed entries online. Look for details at http://www.aaees.org/e3scompetition/.

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 2018 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

2017 Frederick George Pohland Medal

Congratulations to Daniel B. Oerther who has been selected to receive the 2017 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 the AAEES Board of Trustees Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on October 19th.

2017 IWA Project Innovation Awards

The IWA Project Innovation Awards (PIA) aims to highlight innovative water and wastewater engineering projects around the world, thus bringing recognition to these projects as models of engineering excellence and spreading the knowledge of water and wastewater science and management. The awards span six categories: Applied Research, Planning, Design, Small Projects, Operations/Management, and Marketing and Communication. All 2017 and 2018 E3S award winners are invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website at http://www.iwa-network.org/iwa-project-innovation-awards/. More details forthcoming.

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 for 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.

More is GOOD

Submit a Nomination Button
  1. Click on Submit a Nomination to download the simple, one page form
  2. Complete the form
  3. Click on Submit a Nomination button in the pdf to email the form to Joyce at JDowen@aaees.org

Are you making huge waves in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)?

Now is your chance to be recognized. We would like to announce the first ever award show that will honor young STEM students and educators from around the country. The FabLab Science & Innovation Awards show, which will be live-streamed around the world on November 18th in Los Angeles, will recognize the brightest rising stars in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Nominations for these awards are in full swing right now!

Dream Big Innovative Educator Award

Nominations will be accepted from students, parents, educator peers, community organizations, business partners, and non-profit leaders. Nominators should explain how the educator has made a lasting impact on the student's education, their desire to pursue a STEM career and/or how the nominee has made a difference in the STEM field. Click here to view the nomination form. All submissions should be submitted online by October 13, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Cassandra Watson at DreamBig@bechtel.com.

Manufacturing USA Awards (two categories)

Manufacturing USA Champion Award:
Manufacturing USA wants to honor educators or mentors who are champions for manufacturing innovation. The "Champion" award recognizes teachers, employees, and advisors throughout the country who demonstrate to young people what it means to "make". Nominations are open for individuals or teams fostering manufacturing skills and innovation in their communities.

Manufacturing USA Student Award:
Manufacturing USA wants to honor the best and brightest minds by recognizing innovation and excellence in manufacturing. Award submissions can be advanced manufacturing technologies like those supported by Manufacturing USA, or in other manufacturing areas. Nominations are open to students of any age currently enrolled in grades 6-12, an accredited technical school, community or junior college, four-year college, or university at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

Both applications for Manufacturing USA are due by September 15, 2017. Applicants can email Fablabnominiations@gmail.com to request the forms.

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://www.aaees.org.


We have started the audit for the 2017 cycle. We have 41 members that are being audited and almost half have submitted their documentation!

Membership Corner

If you have not renewed your 2017 Specialty Certification it is considered lapsed and you should not be using the credential. The 2018 Specialty Certification eblast will be sent out sometime next month.

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.

Is Your Marketing Director Signed On?

The Academy is creating a contact list of marketing directors to improve awareness of Academy members and stakeholders and their significant achievements in environmental engineering and science. Ask your marketing director to sign up for information by visiting AAEES.org, or clicking on this link.

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 Sammi Olmo at 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.

August 30, 2017, FREE AAEES Live Webinar: Plant No. 5 Battery Storage – Operations Management Part 2 & 3. 12 noon EST. Click here to register.

September 14, 2017, FREE AAEES Live Webinar: Novel and Advanced Hybrid Oxidation and Enzymatic Technologies for Emerging Trace Environmental Contaminants. 12 noon EST. Click here to register.

September 27, 2017, FREE AAEES Live Webinar: The Evolution of STAR from Laboratory Concept to Full-Scale In Situ Implementation. 12 noon EST. Click here to register.

October 2, 2017 - AAEES Breakfast at WEFTEC. All are invited! This year's breakfast is at 7:00 am at the McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Krishna Pagilla P.E., BCEE, Professor and Environmental Engineering Program Director at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Pagilla is an expert and internationally-known leader in the fields of water quality, water resource recovery, water reuse, and environmental biotechnology. Details of his speech to follow. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

September 30-October 4, 2017 – WEFTEC – AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 6534 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!

October 12, 2017 - AAEES Annual West Coast Event. This year's topic is After Decades of Indirect Potable Reuse (IPR); Are We Ready for Next Step, Direct Potable Reuse (DPR). To see the speaker lineup and to register today, click here.

October 12, 2017, Environmental Symposium, Hampton Inn & Suites, Cazenovia, New York. There will be six one-hour speeches. It will be a one day environmental symposium with a balance between environmental science and engineering issues with focus on emerging issues. For information, contact Howard LaFever at howard.lafever@ghd.com.

October 19, 2017, AAEES Technical Conference: Protecting Our Precious Resource – Texas Water, San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas. The American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) will be hosting a one-day technical conference in San Antonio, Texas in conjunction with the Academy's Board of Trustees Meeting the following day. The selected speakers represent the "Best of the Best" professionals. Register online now at http://bit.ly/2017TXConference.

November 14, 2017, FREE AAEES Live Webinar: Innovative Approach for Implementing Performance –Based Remediation at Fort Ord, Presentation. 12 noon EST. Click here to register.

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