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The American Academy of Environmental Engineers will officially become the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists beginning January 1, 2013. The new website, http://www.aaees.org, will launch on the same date.
Promoting innovative, cutting-edge, sustainable projects to agencies and other potential clients is part of the Academy’s mission to protect the environment and public health. If you have projects the world should know about, consult your marketing team, and begin planning your entries now - because obtaining permissions from various departments takes time. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2013. The submission process is entirely electronic. New technical language in the Eligibility section reflects science topics including, but not limited to, Residuals and Biosolids; Odors and Air Pollution Control; Nutrients; Renewable Energy; Microconstituents/Trace Organics; and Field & Lab Instrumentation. Entering the E3 Awards is a prerequisite for entering the North American category of the IWA PIA Awards. For entry details, click here. For other information, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effectively communicating complex and challenging environmental engineering issues to the public and other stakeholders saves significant time and money. AAEE invites your organization to submit case studies of your best communication efforts that were carried out in the past two years. Entries will be judged by communications experts at consulting firms and agencies. The winners will be announced at the Excellence in Environmental Engineering Awards Luncheon and Conference April 25th at the National Press Club, Washington, DC. The winners will also qualify to enter the IWA's International competition in the North American section. For details, and to enter, email email@example.com.
The recipient of the 2012 Frederick George Pohland Medal is Dr. Michael K. Stenstrom, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE. The award was presented at WEFTEC in New Orleans at the AEESP Meet & Greet and Annual Meeting on October 1, 2012 in the Compass Room at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside (Conference Headquarters Hotel).
Past President Brian Flynn (left) awarded the first ever BCES certification to Dr. Jay Banner, Director of the University of Texas Environmental Science Institute (ESI) Program, on June 13, 2012 at an award ceremony before the videotaping of one of ESI's Hot Science/Cool Talks program at UT's Jesse Jones Communication Building, home of KLRU TV.
2012 AAEE Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education recipient George Tchobanoglous, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, has been selected as the 2013 Kappe Lecturer. Click here for more information on the Kappe Lecture Series.
To look ahead to the research, education and practice needs of environmental engineers and scientists in 2050, the AEESP2013 Conference will have a set of eight to ten workshops for the AEESP community. The workshops will provide fun, stimulating forums for discussing new ways to enhance our research and education programs, as well as our own effectiveness. We are seeking additional workshop proposals to complement the currently planned workshops topics. Currently planned workshops include a half-day workshop on writing NSF CAREER Award proposals, Educational and Research Opportunities in China, Management of Intermediate Pilot Scale Facilities, and Teaching of Graduate Engineering Ethics.
Questions on the workshops should be sent to AEESP2013@mines.edu with a subject header of: AEESP2013 WORKSHOP QUESTION Workshops will be held on Sunday July 14, 2013.
Two types of workshops proposals are requested by December 15th, 2012, teaching tools and broader topics.
Please send a 1-page description of your proposed workshop suitable for posting on the conference website. Describe the topic, intended audience, and provide some information on the workshop leaders.
Workshop proposals should be sent to the conference email address (AEESP2013@MINES.EDU) with a subject header of AEESP2013 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL by December 15, 2012.
Save the Date: April 16 - 19, 2013
The 2013 CWEA Annual Conference: Keys to Success will be held on April 16 to April 19, 2013, at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California. In addition to networking, business and exhibition opportunities offered at the conference as well as the opportunity to participate in the Technical Program provides critical training opportunities.
Digital editions of the 2012 Who's Who in Environmental Engineer and the 2012 Environmental Selection & Career Guide are now available. While a downloadable edition of the Selection Guide has been distributed for years, this is the first year for the electronic edition of the Who's Who in Environmental Engineering. The Selection Guide is free and can be acquired from the AAEE website or from the AAEE Center.
The electronic edition of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering is a free and members only benefit and is available, securely, from the AAEE Center. Just log in to your account and click on Download 2012 Who's Who. Again, you must be logged in to your member account to gain access.
Members who requested the print edition will also be receiving theirs in a couple of weeks via us mail.
The AAEE Board of Trustees votes to offer separate certification for environmental scientists and to change the Academy's name to American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.
BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, DEEs, Members, and Student Members. You may now renew and update your membership records online! Additional members-only benefits includes an online directory, search for other members, view updated committee and board rosters, and purchase lapel pins, certificates, and other apparel!
Non-members and guests are also able to use the AAEE Center to apply for membership, subscribe to Environmental Engineer, and to purchase AAEE publications. Click on the Login button on the home page to visit the AAEE Center or click on the following link: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEE. The AAEE Center is a secure site!
The Boxwood Conference Board reported this morning that online job demand rose by nearly 60,000 ads in September. Even in this so-called "jobless recovery," highly skilled workers are in demand. Unemployment for individuals with a bachelors degree or higher has gone from 5.2% to 4.6% in the last 12 months. The AAEE online career center is the resource for this talent in your industry. Place your open positions on the AAEE Career Center at http://www.aaee.net/AAEECareerCenter.php.
The digital edition of the Fall 2012 issue of Environmental Engineer (Volume 48, Number 4) is now available. Included are Robert C. Marini, P.E., BCEE: Environmental Engineering's "Can Do" Man; What Employer's Want: AAEES Employer Survey on Degree Preferences; Excellence and Innovation in Water Engineering Projects Recognized: International Water Association's Project Innovation Awards Global Winners; In Memoriam: William H. Brinker., P.E., BCEE; and The Rollout of the BCES.
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