Nominations for 2023 AEESP Awards will open on November 1, 2022.
Please take a moment to read AEESP's Conflict of Interest Policy to ensure nominators and/or nominees do not pose a conflict of interest prior to submitting nominations.
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. The recipient of this award will receive a plaque, a cash prize of $500, and a $750 travel allotment to attend the awards ceremony. Previous winners are ineligible for this award.
This award recognizes excellence in classroom performance and related activities. Specifically, nomination packages should demonstrate that the nominee:
- Possesses and is able to communicate interest in and breadth and depth in subject area knowledge;
- Designs classroom, laboratory, field-based or other learning activities that challenge and motivate students and demand thinking and learning; and/or
- Is committed to professional mentoring and academic advising of students.
Nomination packages should include: (1) a brief cover letter from the nominator, to include email and mailing addresses for both the nominator and nominee and a 50-word (max.) citation that may be used by the presenter when the winner is announced; (2) brief curriculum vitae (4-page maximum) for the nominee, (3) documentation related directly to the award criteria consisting of no more than 30 pages (including course evaluations with reference evaluation averages for the same or similar course sizes or levels from the nominee's department or college), (4) one (minimum) to three (maximum) letters of recommendation from current or past students; (5) one (minimum) to three (maximum) letters of recommendation from faculty, administrator, or industry peers; and (6) a teaching philosophy statement (500 word maximum) written by the nominee.
Although open to nomination at any rank, the award is intended primarily to recognize a demonstrated commitment to teaching early in a person's career. Therefore, preference is usually given to nominees who are at the assistant or associate level and have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses. Past nominations will be carried over and considered for three years and can be modified during this period.
*Eligibility: All AEESP members are eligible for this award, except for previous recipients of the award. Although open to nomination at any rank, the award is intended primarily to recognize a demonstrated commitment to teaching early in a person's career. Therefore, preference is usually given to nominees who are at the Assistant or Associate level and have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses.
Questions may be directed to the chair of the AEESP Awards Committee:
Dr. Helen Nguyen
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois
e-mail: email@example.com; Tel: 217-244-5965
The AEESP Foundation graciously thanks you for your generous donation towards our endowment target of $75,000:
|2022||David Sanchez||University of Pittsburgh|
|2021||Kaoru Ikuma||Iowa State University|
|2020||Daniel E. Giammar||Washington University in St. Louis|
|2019||Caitlyn S. Butler||University of Massachusetts, Amherst|
|2019||Jeremy S. Guest||University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign|
|2018||Ashlynn Stillwell||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|2017||Lee Blaney||University of Maryland, Baltimore County|
|2016||Paola Passalacqua||University of Texas at Austin|
|2015||Gajan Sivandran||Ohio State University|
|2014||Andrew Ramsburg||Tufts University|
|2013||Amy Landis||Arizona State University|
|2012||Mira Olson||Drexel University|
|2011||Shannon Bartelt-Hunt||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|2010||Jeanine Plummer||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|2009||Jeanne VanBriesen||Carnegie Mellon University|
|2008||Anna M. Michalak||Universitiy of Michigan|
|2007||Joel Burken||University of Missouri|
|2006||David Hand||Michigan Technological University|
|2005||Say-Kee Ong||Iowa State University|
|2004||Angela R. Bielefeldt||University of Colorado, Boulder|
|2002||James A. Smith||University of Virginia|
|2001||Susan M. Larson||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|2000||Amy K. Zander||Clarkson University|