Environmental Engineering Club (Environmental Engineering Club)

About the Environmental Engineering Club

Air & Waste Management Association
History of the Environmental Engineering Club · Purpose · Rocky Mountain States Section (RMSS) · Advantages of Joining A&WMA and RMSS




About the Environmental Engineering Club

The Environmental Engineering Club is an organization of students and professors interested in furthering their knowledge of practical applications in the industry. The club receives its operating budget through fund-raisers and money from the NMT Student Association (SA) each semester. The Environmental Engineering Club functions as a vehicle for organizing and funding student trips to a wide variety of industries to examine the processes and the applications of pollution control. In the past, we have visited:

The Environmental Engineering Club has also held social gatherings and taken part in Earth Day programs and cleanups. The club is a great way to meet fellow environmental engineering students and learn what environmental engineers really do.

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2016 Practicing Professionals Panel2016 Practicing Professionals Panel

The Environmental Engineering Club also hosts Practicing Professionals Panel every year. This panel constists of New Mexico Tech Environmental Engineering Alumni in various stages of their career. The panelists talk about what they do and offer advice to students. The students get to ask questions of the panalists. Dinner is provided prior to the panel to give the students a chance to network.

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Diane AgnewKathryn Lynnes

This year, the Environmental Engineering Club had two professional from the Kirtland Air Force Base speak to students. Diane Agnew (right) is a Hydrologist with CB&I, and is contracted by Kirtland to help clean up the fuel spill. Kathryn Lynnes(left) is the Senior Program Manages of the Kirtland Air Force Base fuel spill cleanup efforts. She is a Civil Enginner and has more than 20 years experiance working on environmental cleanup.

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Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)

The Environmental Engineering Club also functions as a student chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA). Because of the NMT Student Association Bylaws, the Environmental Engineering Club and the NMT Student Chapter of A&WMA are one and the same. We do not require any dues to join the student chapter.

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A&WMA

History of the Environmental Engineering Club

The New Mexico Tech student chapter was formed in 1993 after several students attended the national conference that summer in Denver. Since then, there has been at least one student from the club in attendance at the national meeting each subsequent year. Student members are encouraged to get involved as student members with A&WMA on a national level and the Rocky Mountain States Section (RMSS) of the A&WMA.

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Purpose

A&WMA is a nonprofit, technical and educational organization with over 16,000 members in more than 61 countries. The Association provides a neutral forum where all viewpoints of environmental issues (technical, scientific, economic, social, political, and public health) receive equal consideration. Founded in 1907, A&WMA has published thousands of journal articles, newsletters, and directories. It has also held countless numbers of workshops, conferences, seminars, and educational courses.

This is a professional organization representing many disciplines: engineering, physical and social sciences, health, law, and management. For more info on this world-wide organization visit the Air and Waste Management Association Homepage.

A&WMA is primarily concerned with air pollution and the waste management side of environmental professions (hence the name). So if you're interested in the Clean Air Act, air toxics, ozone, RCRA regulations, hazardous waste treatment, solid waste combustion and management, or permitting ... then, this organization is probably for you! There are also a number of people working in water pollution and water resource management who are active members of this organization.

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Rocky Mountain States Section (RMSS)

The Rocky Mountain States Section is part of a geographic breakdown of the Air and Waste Management Association. Sections make it easier to communicate and meet more regularly. The New Mexico Tech student chapter is part of the RMSS and regularly attends their annual conference in Denver. Be sure to visit the RMSS homepage.

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Advantages of joining A&WMA and RMSS

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