Planned Giving Opportunities for the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation's primary purpose is to recognize and promote excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science. As a result, the public will become more aware of the important role Environmental Engineers and Scientists play in managing global, national and regional environmental challenges. To accomplish its goals, the Foundation dedicates its resources to education, research and awards focused on outstanding Environmental Engineering and Science achievement.

Education

UCI Student Chapter

AAEES Student Chapter at the University of California at Irvine

The Foundation impacts education ranging from K-12 to university levels. In K-12, the Foundation provides support for the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists to host an exhibit at the National Science Fair and provides resources for awards to deserving students and teachers. Board Certified Environmental Engineers and Scientists are also provided support in the form of educational materials displayed and handed out at career fairs held at high schools across the country. The foundation is also working, in collaboration with other organizations, to supply Environmental Engineering and Science curricular programs to K-12 classrooms. At the university level, the Foundation works with the Academy to support the formation of student chapters of the Academy and provides resources for student conferences and speaking engagements for Board Certified Engineers and Scientists. Public education is provided in the literature, events, and web-based materials supported by donations to the Foundation.

Research

In cooperation with the Academy, the Foundation promotes research on the function, impact, and perception of Environmental Engineering and Science in our society. These efforts are directed toward enhancing the public's knowledge of Environmental Engineering and Science, thereby encouraging better decision making on environmental issues and an interest by young people making career decisions.

Awards

Student Team Award

2014 Student Team Award Recipient, EWB-USA Rice University. (l to r) Rico Marquez, Sid Mullick, Adrian Bizzaro, and Rachel Sterling

The Foundation supports the awards programs of the Academy. This involves providing funding for awards for outstanding Environmental Engineering and Science achievement. The awards are presented at the annual Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Conference and Awards Luncheon, the Academy's premier event. The awards include the following:

  • The Pohland Medal - to a professor for outstanding efforts bridging environmental engineering research, education and practice
  • The Brewster Snow Award - to an outstanding engineering student currently pursuing or recently completing a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering or closely related degree program
  • Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award - to recognize a student whose research contributes to the knowledge pool of wastewater management
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education - to an educator who has made a significant contribution to the profession in the area of educating practitioners
  • Edward J. Cleary Award - to an individual who is an outstanding performer in the management of environmental protection enterprises
  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award - to a Board Certified Environmental Engineers, Board Certified Environmental Engineering Members, and Board Certified Environmental Scientists who have contributed to the status of the environmental engineering or science professions by:
    1. Exemplary professional conduct
    2. Recognized achievements in the practice of environmental engineering or science, and
    3. Significant contributions to the understanding and control of the quality of the world's environment.
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award - is a unique award given to the Board Certified Environmental Engineer or Board Certification Environmental Scientist who has performed outstanding service contributory to public awareness of the environment and the Academy
  • Other awards include Honorary Member, International Honorary Member and the Student Team

These awards receive national and international attention and fulfill the Foundation's goal of recognizing excellence and raising awareness of Environmental Engineering and Science.

Planned Giving Opportunities

2015 Eckenfelder Research Award

2015 W. Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award Recipient, Bryan D. Coday and his advisor, Professor Tzahi Cath, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

A planned gift is a donation you make today or in the future that provides funds to support the Foundation's educational programs. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. When properly structured, your gift to the Foundation can support the work we do at present and in the future-with the potential to generate a total gift that is much more than would be possible without careful planning.

How You Can Be Part of EESF's Future

Explore Your Gift Options

You can support the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation's efforts to promote our environmental education efforts by supporting us with a gift that can be structured in a variety of ways. The most common are:

Direct Giving (now)

Through Your Estate (later)

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