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Starting in January 2014, Dr. Daniel Oerther, the John A. and Susan Mathes Professor of Environmental Engineering at S&T, will begin a three-year term as treasurer of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES).
The nearly 3,000 members of AAEES are licensed professional engineers who have received additional training and testing to become board certified. As leaders in the environmental engineering profession, AAEES is responsible for accreditation of degree programs at universities and advising federal, state and local governments.
Oerther’s duties will include planning and fiscal management of an annual budget of approximately one million dollars and a staff of six full-time employees all located in Washington, DC. In 2011, Dr. Joel Burken, associate chair and professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at S&T, was awarded board certification.