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Dr. Daniel B. Oerther, professor of environmental health engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) and has been recognized as a highly commended finalist for the Environmental Professional of the Year by the Society for the Environment.
Oerther joins the eighth class of fellows for the 57-year-old organization with members in academia and the profession of environmental engineering and science. The honor recognizes members who have served AEESP and the profession for at least 15 years. The individuals who receive the honor include members who have exhibited exceptional long-term excellence in environmental research, teaching, or service to the environmental engineering and science community.
Oerther became a member of AEESP in 1997. He was elected to the AEESP board of directors in 2007 and served until 2010. He currently chairs the AEESP Education Committee.
Oerther joins Dr. Joel Burken, chair and Curators’ Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, as the second member of the Missouri S&T faculty named a fellow of AEESP.
Oerther, a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) in the United Kingdom, was recognized as a highly commended finalist for the Environmental Professional of the Year by the Society for the Environment. Last year, Oerther was recognized as one of a handful of finalists, and this year he garnered highly commended honors (akin to second place). He was recognized for his work on COAST – the Caribbean Ocean Aquaculture Sustainability facility.
The Society for the Environment is a London-based organization that recognizes more than 10,000 Chartered Environmentalists globally through a process of examination and continual professional development.