AEESP Profs get innovative with resources to share.

During this time of national emergency, AEESP President Karl Linden wrote a letter to the membership announcing a working list of resources the organization is developing to offer STEM educators and students that you may find very helpful in your teaching, research and advocacy.

  1. Colleen Naughton, UC Merced, (@naughtoncc) reported the posting of videos, questions, and commentary on Twitter using #AEESPTeach hash tag.  She has developed a google sheet with links to videos, YouTube channels, and Twitter handles of resources.  AEESP will post videos on the AEESP YouTube playlist. We have also posted the online treatment plant tour on the AEESP website and will post more videos there as we collect them.
  2. Peter Vikesland, Va Tech, (@petervikesland) prepared a set of slides covering the Covid-19 pandemic for his Intro to Environmental Engeering and Fundamentals of Public Health Engineering Classes. They are available here: https://t.co/l9M8ne3afQ?amp=1 and here https://t.co/dmPBUWz450?amp=1, with an online presentation here https://youtu.be/qDX76C8P0Nc
  3. Lindsay Marr, Va Tech, (@linseymarr) prepared some narrated slides on "Transmission of Viruses in Droplets and Aerosols" and the slides themselves in these links:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD1gKaaQg6k&feature=youtu.be
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=12qyN2i90NlreWwMROz7_5ACuygsVZRoT (pptx)
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1P9tBF-1RE5vw5hZyGIZ89Fl8munmLEQS (pdf)
  4. AEESP Members Krista Wigginton, U Mich (@waterwiggi) and Ali Boehm, Stanford, coordinated an excellent (free to read) Special issue of ES&T titled “Overview of Research on the Fate and Behavior of Enveloped Viruses in the Environment” including information on Coronavirus survival and behavior in the environment with papers from a number of our members.
  5. The Government Affairs Committee of AEESP led by CMU professors Kelvin Gregory and Greg Lowry informed us of the EPA announcement that they are temporarily suspending the enforcement of environmental legal obligations during this coronavirus pandemic. AEESP members can submit comments on this change and are encouraged to reach out to state and federal representatives and guide them with your scholarly and credentialed expertise.
  6. The Tennessee State Air Pollution Control Board has suspended vehicle emission testing during the Covid-19 outbreak until May 18.
  7. Charles Haas, Drexel, (@ProfCharlesHaas) has developed a syllabus for his online course: "Coronavirus & Engineering" (678 kb).
  8. Jörg E. Drewes, Technical University of Munich, delivered the Master Lecture: "How Can We Engineer Reliable Potable Water Reuse Systems?" during the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, Tokyo 2018.
  9. Menachem Elimelech, Yale University, "Derivation of the Theoretical Maximum Energy of Separation of Desalination Processes" - Slides relevant to the paper in the Journal of Chemical Education (Open Access article).

As part of AEESP's continuing efforts to provide resources and information to members, we are adding content to the 'Course Materials' on the Members' Only website (password protected; open to Regular Professor members).  If you have resources and/or information you have developed or think that our membership should be made aware of in these times to bschorr@aeesp.org.