Meet Me in St. Louis – June 28-30, 2022 AEESP Research and Education Conference
Statement from Conference Host Dan Giammar:
"While the trajectories of COVID-19 cases cand vaccination progress are promising, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the in-person AEESP Research and Education Conference to summer 2022. This decision was based on your responses to the survey in January, travel restrictions at many of our universities, and an assessment of our own campus operations. While we are dissapointed that we will have to wait a year to see you in St. Louis, we are excited to offer a virtual "appetizer" event this July and to provide an update on the program for the 2022 conference."
The Conference Organizing Committee is delighted to announce that the 2021 AEESP Research and Education Conference will be hosted by Washington University in St. Louis together with Missouri University of Science & Technology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and University of Missouri-Columbia. The conference dates are June 28-30, 2022, continuing the Tuesday-Thursday format of the most recent conferences. Our theme, “Environmental Engineering at the Confluence,” is inclusive of the full breadth of environmental engineering, while providing an opportunity to explore convergence and highlight emerging developments in our field. The program will be organized around four areas of convergence: convergence of education and research, convergence of research in air, water, and soil, convergence of research and action, and convergence of research, practice, and entrepreneurship. We look forward to working with the AEESP community to develop a set of pre-conference workshops to be held on Tuesday June 28, before the opening keynote lecture and a reception of St. Louis barbeque and blues. We are excited to offer new “Meet the Candidate,” “Three Minute Thesis,” and “Early Career Showcase” workshops and poster sessions for doctoral students, postdocs, and early-career professors. The conference website will go live this July with information about workshop proposals, abstract submissions, housing and travel, and key features of the program. The Washington University campus is just 15 minutes from Lambert St. Louis International Airport with easy connections to the airport and downtown by light-rail. Our central location and an array of housing options, including on-campus residence hall accommodations, are designed to make the 2022 conference accessible and affordable. The Washington University campus is adjacent to Forest Park, which hosts the St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum, and Science Center; notably admission to each of these institutions is free! We encourage conference attendees to take advantage of Forest Park and the numerous other tourism and recreation opportunities in the St. Louis region.
Dear Fellow AEESP Members,
Please join us for a taste of what’s to come at the 2021 AEESP Virtual “Appetizer” on July 13-14, 2021. This two half-day event is an opportunity for our community to connect this summer in advance of the in-person conference that will be held in St. Louis June 28-30, 2022. Registration is now open at https://cvent.me/Egn3DP. Registration for the “Appetizer” is free for AEESP members (current and recently joined) who register by June 29. Some of the workshops have earlier registration dates.
July 13, 2021
- Opening session with the keynote lecture “Engineering Change in STEM Education: A JEDI Approach” from Yvette Pearson of Rice University and an update on AEESP strategic planning from current AEESP President Joel Ducoste.
- Parallel workshops for environmental scientists and engineers at different career stages:
- Careers in Environmental Engineering & Science after Graduate School
- CAREER Virtual Workshop
- Leadership Training for Faculty: A Discussion of Available Opportunities and Return on Investment
- “Meet the Candidate” networking reception for people coming onto the academic job market and for universities looking to recruit new talent. Participating candidates will provide a CV and short video introduction that will be available before the live networking session on July 13.
July 14, 2021
- A Platform Session on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion which consists of a report on the successful “Converging COVID-19, environment, health, and equity” 2020 webinar series and a town hall event “Beyond Recruitment: Development of a Guidance Framework to Foster Black Junior Environmental Engineering Faculty Success.”
- Parallel workshops:
- Aerosol Science and Engineering and Public Health: Focus on COVID-19
- Equity in the Job Search: Tools to Successfully Navigate the Job Search & Promote Gender Equality in STEM
- Environmental Engineering Program Leaders Annual Workshop
- Closing session with an address from incoming AEESP President William Arnold and the annual AEESP awards ceremony.
We look forward to seeing you in July.