The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists® (AAEES) is a not-for-profit organization serving the Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science professions by providing Board Certification to those who qualify through experience and testing. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Beth Parker has been certified by Eminence as a Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member (BCEEM) in the category of of Hazardous Waste Management and Site Remediation as of April 2020. The BCEEM title is internationally recognized as a premium credential that is awarded to experienced professionals who have demonstrated expertise in one or more areas of specialization.
The Academy also provides training through workshops and seminars, participates in accrediting universities, publishes a periodical and other reference material, interacts with students and young professionals, sponsors a university lecture series, and rewards outstanding achievements through its international awards program. To learn more about AAEES, visit their website at https://www.aaees.org/.
Congratulations to Dr. Beth Parker who was awarded the Tage Erlander Professorship by the Swedish Research Council for an 8 month visiting professorship at Lund University for 2021. This professorship was created in 1981 to mark the eightieth birthday of the late Mr. Tage Erlander, who was the Swedish Minister of Education 1945-1946 and then Prime Minister until 1969. Appointments are by invitation only and scientists of the highest distinction are invited. The professorship is meant to contribute to the Swedish researcher society with the personal influence of an excellent scientist and to the building of lasting scientific networks.
Kathleen Johnson, a G³⁶⁰ MASc student working with Dr. Beth Parker, is one of the 14 graduate students featured in the University of Guelph 3MT 2020 Final, an opportunity for graduate students to present their research in three minutes or less. Her presentation focuses on her thesis work related to “Understanding Groundwater in the City of Guelph.” Kathleen was one of top two winners for the College of Engineering and Physical Science 3MT competition in March 2020 to advance to the university competition final, which is now virtual. A panel of judges will decide who advances to the Regional Finals to be hosted virtually by the University of Windsor in September. You can vote for your favourite presentation and help decide who will receive the People’s Choice Award. View all of the videos, including Kathleen’s here. Voting is open from June 29 to July 12.
As a 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Hydrology Section Fellow, Dr. Beth Parker was asked to reflect on the events that have lead to the person she is today, not only to inform the hydrology community but to inspire early career scientists to understand the different paths that a Fellow may take. Starting from an early appreciation for water and soil quality fueled by growing up on a dairy and cash-crop farm, Dr. Parker describes the value of field-based teaching and interdisciplinary work, and her career experience in both industry and academia. Read Dr. Parker’s article here.
The AGU will present and pay tribute to the 2019 Union Awardees, Fellows, Medalists and Prizes recipients tonight, at the AGU Fall Meeting, Honors Ceremony in San Francisco. The ceremony is open to the public and will be followed by a champagne reception.
Read the full December 2019 AGU Hydrology Section newsletter here to learn more about this year’s Hydrology Section Fellows, Awardees and Medalists.