Environmental Engineering Division Awards

The Environmental Engineering Division Awards consist of Best Faculty Paper, the Early Career Award, Best Student Paper, and the Meritorious Service Award. The EED Awards Committee reviews full conference papers eligible for the various paper awards, and evaluates nominations for the service award.

Best Faculty Paper
This award celebrates the best full paper reviewed by EED Awards Committee. The prize consists of dinner for the winner plus one guest; recognition at the Division dinner; and an awards plaque. The author must be a current member of ASEE and of the Environmental Engineering Division. The author (not a graduate student or colleague) must present the paper. For multiple authors, at least one paper author must be a division member, and the presentation at the conference must be made by a division member. In cases of multiple qualified authors, the prize will be split.

Early Career Award

The award recognizes the best paper written by an early career EED member. The decision is made by the EED Awards Committee, and the paper is judged based on its ability to positively impact environmental engineering education. Eligibility Criteria: The applicant will be in a tenure-track position, and un-tenured as of August 30, 2017. The applicant must teach at a 2- or 4-year University that offers at least one environmental engineering course.

Application Process: To apply, simply ensure that the last line of the abstract contains the following sentence: “I am eligible for the Environmental Engineering Division Early Faculty Grant.”

Best Student Paper

The best student paper award recognizes the best paper written by an undergraduate or graduate student. The first author of the paper must be an undergraduate or graduate student and they must present the paper at the Annual Conference. Faculty are allowed to be co-authors. Paper must focus on pedagogical issues. The awardee receives $500 to help cover travel to the conference, and will also receive an awards plaque.

Meritorious Service Award

Members of the ASEE Environmental Engineering Division who, in the opinion of the reviewing officers, have performed activities or provided services to the Division benefiting the Division and deserving of special recognition are eligible for this award. For example, a member who provides sustained active contributions of major tasks over many years might be eligible for this award. Nominations should document these contributions. A call for nominations will be published in electronic and/or other publications for the Division. Nominations may be submitted to the Division Chair by letter, fax, or email, with a deadline of March 1st of the year in which the award is to be presented. The division officers will receive nominations and select an award winner. The current Division Chair and Program Chair are ineligible to receive this award.