This year, the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) hosted a Student Video Competition. The theme of the 2015-16 competition was “Environmental Engineers Protect Public and Ecological Health.”
The AEESP Student Video Competition sought to highlight environmental engineering and science to increase awareness about the field and encourage young people to learn more about stewardship of water, land, air, mineral, and energy resources. The competition was open to undergraduate and graduate students studying environmental engineering and science worldwide.
Ten teams from around the country submitted videos on a diverse set of topics. Judging was conducted by a panel of environmental engineering and science faculty, as well as K-12 science educators. Videos were evaluated based on originality and creativity, content accuracy, and potential to motivate middle and high school students to pursue a career in environmental engineering and science.
The top three videos, which include prizes of $1,000, $750, and $500, respectively, were:
- UMBC, “What do Environmental Engineers do?”
- Virginia Tech, “The Flint Water Study Team (Virginia Tech) | An ode to Environmental Engineers and their field”
- Yale University, “The Work of an Environmental Engineer”
In addition, three honorable mentions were awarded:
- Stanford University, “The world without environmental engineers”
- University of California Riverside, “The Salton Sea: Obstacles and Opportunities in Environmental Engineering and Science”
- University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, “Environmental Engineers: Heroes of Our Future”
We hope that you enjoy these videos and share them widely to promote the general public’s understanding of environmental engineering and science. They have also been uploaded to AEESP's YouTube Page.
AEESP Membership and Demographics Committee