AEESP Awards

The AEESP coordinates the activities of an Awards Committee which oversees the annual selection of the following awards to recognize different aspects of service, research, professional involvement, and teaching in the area of environmental engineering and science.

Recent Award Recipients

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David Stensel of the University of Washington (2nd from right), accept the Fredrick George Pohland Medal from incoming president Jennifer Becker, AEESP awards committee chair Chad Jafvert (left), and Jim Mihelcic (2nd from left) as a representative of AAEES.
Recipient: David Stensel, University of Washington
Year of Award: 2013
Desmond Lawler of the University of Texas (center) accepts the AEESP Distinguished Lecturer Award from incoming president Jennifer Becker and awards committee chair Chad Jafvert
Recipient: Desmond Lawler, The Nasser I. Al-Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering -Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas
Year of Award: 2013
MWH-AEESP Master's Thesis Award winners Jenna E. Forsyth and Michael C. Dodd of the University of Washington
Recipient: First Place: Jenna E. Forsyth
Year of Award: 2013
Mark Wiesner of Duke University accepts the Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Service as AEESP President and Board Member
Recipient: Mark Wiesner, Duke University
Year of Award: 2013
John C. Little of Virginia Tech accepts the Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Service as Chair of the AEESP Dissertation Award Sub-committee
Recipient: John C. Little, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Year of Award: 2013
Paul Westerhoff of Arizona State University (center) accepts the ARCADIS/AEESP Frontier in Research Award from incoming president Jennifer Becker and awards committee chair Chad Jafvert
Recipient: Paul Westerhoff
Year of Award: 2013
Philip Singer of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill accepts the Charles R. O’Melia Distinguished Educator Award from incoming president Jennifer Becker and awards committee chair Chad Jafvert
Recipient: Philip C Singer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Year of Award: 2013
Andrew Whelton of the University of South Alabama accepts the Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Service as Chair of the AEESP Student Services Committee
Recipient: Andrew J. Whelton, University of South Alabama
Year of Award: 2013
Mari Winkler (middle) accepts the CH2M Hill Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from incoming president Jennifer Becker and awards committee chair Chad Jafvert
Recipient: Mari Winkler
Year of Award: 2013
Greg LeFevre and Raymond Hozalski of the University of Minnesota (center right and center left, respectively) accept the Paul V. Roberts/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from incoming president Jennifer Becker and awards committee chair Chad Jafvert
Recipient: Greg LeFevre
Year of Award: 2013
Robert Arnold of the University of Arizona accepts the Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Service as AEESP Treasurer and Board Member
Recipient: Robert G. Arnold, University of Arizona
Year of Award: 2013
Roland Cusick of Penn State University (2nd from right), accepts the W. Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award
Recipient: Roland Cusick
Year of Award: 2013

Student Awards

CH2M Hill/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
This award, endowed by CH2M Hill, is given annually to recognize an outstanding doctoral dissertation that contributes to the advancement of environmental science and engineering.
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Sponsor: AEESP Foundation

Paul V. Roberts/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
This award is given annually to recognize a rigorous and innovative doctoral thesis that advances the science and practice of water quality engineering for either engineered or natural systems. Special consideration will be given to physical-chemical process research and/or research that especially supports underserved communities, environmental awareness, or sustainable solutions.
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Sponsor: AEESP Foundation

W. Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize a student whose research contributes to the knowledge pool of industrial wastewater management.
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Sponsor: AAEES Foundation

MWH/AEESP Master’s Thesis Awards
This award annually recognizes the first and second most outstanding M.S. theses that contribute to the advancement of environmental science and engineering.
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Sponsor: AEESP Foundation

William Brewster Snow Award
This award is given annually to recognize an environmental engineering graduate student who has made significant accomplishments in an employment or academic engineering project.
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Sponsor: AAEES Foundation

Virginia Tech Student Travel Award
This endowed award was established in 2007, and was the first award sponsored by the newly formed AEESP Foundation. It is given biannually to a Virginia Tech undergraduate or graduate student to support his or her travel to attend the biennial AEESP Education and Research Conference. Recipients are chosen based on a combination of need and merit, as decided by the faculty of Virginia Tech’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
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Sponsor: AEESP Foundation

Parsons/Engineering Science AEESP Doctoral Dissertation Award
The original doctoral dissertation award was established in 1974 with sponsorship from the consulting firm Engineering-Science, Inc. When Engineering-Science merged with Parsons Corporation in 1995, sponsorship of the award was continued by the Parsons Corporation for another 10 years. This award has been discontinued.
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Education, Research and Practice Awards

Perry L. McCarty/AEESP Founders' Award
This award is given annually to recognize an environmental engineering and science professor who has made "sustained and outstanding contributions to environmental engineering education, research, and practice."
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Sponsor: AEESP Foundation

AEESP Outstanding Publication Award
This award is given annually to recognize the author(s) of a "landmark environmental engineering and science paper that has withstood the test of time and significantly influenced the practice of environmental engineering and science."
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Sponsor: AEESP Foundation

The Frederick George Pohland Medal
This award honors an individual who has made sustained and outstanding efforts to bridge environmental engineering research, education, and practice.
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Sponsor: AAEES Foundation

ARCADIS/AEESP Frontier in Research Award
This award is given annually to recognize an environmental engineering or science professor who has advanced the environmental engineering and science field through recognized research leadership and pioneering efforts in a new and innovative research area.
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Sponsor: AEESP Foundation

AEESP Award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering & Science
This award is given annually to recognize an environmental engineering or science professor who is making outstanding contributions to the teaching of environmental engineering, both at the individual’s home institution and beyond.
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Sponsor: AEESP Foundation

Charles R. O'Melia Distinguished Educator Award
This award is given annually to recognize the significant contributions of Professor O’Melia to environmental engineering education and will be awarded to an environmental engineering or science professor who has a record of excellent teaching in the classroom and through graduate student advising; significant research achievements that have contributed to environmental engineering knowledge; and an outstanding record of influence through mentoring of former students and colleagues.
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Sponsor: AEESP Foundation

AEESP Award for Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Engineering & Science Education
This award is given annually to recognize an environmental engineering or science professor who is making outstanding contributions to the teaching of environmental engineering, both at the individual’s home institution and beyond.
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Sponsor: AEESP Foundation

Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education (E4) Award
The E4 Award will be granted to an educator who has made a significant contribution to the profession in the area of educating practitioners. The award will be jointly administered by AAEES and AEESP and will be bestowed annually at the AAEES Excellence in Environmental Engineering (E3) awards banquet.
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Sponsor: AAEES Foundation

Steven K. Dentel AEESP Award for Global Outreach
This award is given annually to recognize outstanding contributions and leadership by a faculty member through involvement in environmental engineering and science outreach activities to the global community.
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Sponsor: AEESP Foundation