2021 AEESP Virtual “Appetizer”

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Date and Time:

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 10:00am to Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 3:00pm


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. 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.

How to apply/register:

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