Highpoints

Volume 34, No. 12 -- December 2018

Season's Greetings!!

The leaders and staff of the Academy extend sincere wishes for Happy Holidays and a prosperous 2019 to all members and their families and friends. Thank you for your commitment to the Academy.

2019 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science (E3S) 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

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/.

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

We still have members that have not submitted their Annual Professional Development Credit Reporting Form and documentation. The due date has been extended to December 31, 2018. Please remember that your documents and form can be emailed 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. You can always transfer your status to Life Inactive or Inactive status. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311.

2019 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to have your organization sign up for a listing in the 2019 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook. We are releasing the Guidebook in both electronic and print format to make this year's edition easier to use and easier to distribute to individuals and organizations looking to connect with environmental specialists. We are expanding the content that each listing receives - enabling web links in the e-version and providing more room to post information on your specialties in both versions. We expect to print and distribute the new publication more widely than we have in the past, with a special focus on outreach at the trade events and conferences we attend during the year. We are also planning an expanded role for the Guidebook in making federal, state, and local agencies aware of the capabilities of our members in helping deal with current environmental engineering needs.

Have your organization reserve its space by March 15, 2019. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, click here.

Annual Certification Renewal

Renewal notices for the 2019 Certifications will be mailed to you by the end of the year. If you decide to use a blank renewal forms, please write your name on the form. We are currently sending out email blasts each month for renewal. Upon receipt, please log into the AAEES Center and complete your renewal as soon as possible. Please be sure to review and update your data under "My Information" no later than December 31, 2018. It is important to get corrections on your Member Data to the Academy to ensure those changes are printed in the 2019 edition of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science. If you need assistance, please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org.

If you have not renewed for 2018, you can do so online at https://netforumpro.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=AAEES or contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org or 410-266-3311. If your certification is in arrears 3 or more years you will have to be re-examined.

'Tis the Season

Yes, it is the holiday season with all the special moments it brings as we gather with friends and family to celebrate and reflect on the events of the past year.

It's also another type of season -- the beginning of tax season. While nowhere near as enjoyable as the holiday festivities, taking care of tax matters now can pay significant benefits for this tax year. The value of those benefits can be compounded into even larger amounts in the future with careful and informed planning.

Have you ever considered making the Academy an element of your personal tax strategy? Were you aware that the Academy established the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation to serve as a mechanism by which Academy members can make tax deductible contributions to jointly support the practice of environmental engineering and science?

We can accept individual donations on a one-time basis. We also created what is known as a planned giving program. This mirrors the kinds of things that you see on public television where we can enable people to create and implement a structured giving program of a few dollars per month for the entire year. Please take a look at our description of the program on the Foundation's website at http://www.eesfoundation.org/. Please consider making a donation.

Clearly, we can't tell you the whole story in this limited amount of space. But we can assure you that the program is designed to have significant benefits for our donors and for the Academy.

Feel free to give us a call to find out more. We would be delighted to hear from you.

It's Simple - Refer a Friend 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
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  5. Click on the Continue button
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Membership Corner

Emeritus - One who has been a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, Member or Scientist in good standing who is no longer engaged in the practice of engineering or science who has voluntarily relinquished or allowed to expire any and all licenses or certificates of registration to practice engineering or science or who is classified as "Inactive" or "Retired" by the State Licensing Board(s) in which he/she is licensed or registered which precludes the practice of engineering or science. If you need to change your Membership status, please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311.

2019 EESF/AEESP Student Social Media Competition

Student Social Media Competition

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation and Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors are pleased to announce the 2019 EESF/AEESP Student Social Medial Competition. The theme is: Use Social Media to educate students and the public about the role of Environmental Engineers and Scientists in meeting the "grand challenges" facing our nation and the world. This competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students. For details, go to http://www.eesfoundation.org/student-social-media-competition/. The deadline to enter is December 17.

AAEES Activities

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 12 noon EST. - FREE AAEES Live Webinar -- featuring our 2018 Grand Prize winner in the Research category, Direct Potable Reuse Pilot Testing of Ozone-Biofiltration/Research Project (WE&RF Reuse-15-11). For registration information, contact Marisa at MWaterman@aaees.org.

Academy members can earn PDH credits for attending this session.

Happy Holidays!

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