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2018 Student Scholarships and Awards

Each year, the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) recognizes outstanding graduate and post-graduate students who are pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality, waste management, environmental management / policy / law, and sustainability. View the requirements and guidelines at www.awma.org/scholarships.

Student Award and Scholarship Information The A&WMA invests in workforce development and in academic research essential to the improvement of environmental knowledge and innovation. Through consistent support from organizations, industries, and Section & Chapter fundraising, students were supported in their desire to contribute to society and to fulfill the A&WMA Mission.

International Scholarships The following named scholarships are awarded each year:

  • Richard Stessel Memorial Scholarship for solid and hazardous waste research
  • Jacqueline Shields Memorial Scholarship for waste management research and study
  • Dave Benferado Scholarship for air pollution control and waste minimization research

Additional scholarships are also awarded each year in the following areas:

  • Air quality research and study
  • Waste management research and study
  • Environmental management or policy research and study (Related to Air Quality or Waste Management)
  • Sustainability research and study (Related to Air Quality or Waste Management)

Requirements Individuals must be full-time graduate students pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality, waste management, environmental management/policy/law, and/or sustainability during the 2018/2019 academic year. Membership is not a requirement for the student or their advisor; however, it is strongly encouraged. The Scholarship is a one-year award. Individuals must reapply to qualify for a second year.  Scholarship applications for 2018 are now being accepted. The deadline is January 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. To apply, review the Scholarship Application Guidelines. 

Thesis and Dissertation Awards In addition to scholarships, A&WMA acknowledges up to two exceptional Masters Thesis and up to two exceptional Doctoral Dissertations each year. Nominations shall be made by the student’s faculty advisors, who are members of A&WMA, only. Works nominated shall be original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the fields of air quality, all types of waste, or sustainability/management pertaining to air quality or waste. Awards are presented at the student awards ceremony during the Annual Conference & Exhibition. Masters Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Award Nominations are due January 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. 

2017 A&WMA Frank A. Chambers Excellence in Air Pollution Control Award

2017 Award Recipient: Dr. Allan H. Legge

Congratulations to Dr. Legge who received the Frank A. Chambers excellence in air pollution control award in 2017.

Frank A. Chambers Excellence in Air Pollution Control

This award is for outstanding achievement by an individual in the science and art of air pollution control. It requires accomplishment of a technical nature on the part of the recipient that is considered to be a major contribution to the science and art of air pollution control, the merit of which has been widely recognized by persons in the field. The coverage is intentionally broad, since it is expected to recognize achievement in any line of technical endeavor in air pollution control from pure research to applied science.

2017 CPANS Conference & AGM – May 9, 2017

The 2017 CPANS annual conference will be held at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta on May 9, 2017. Participants of this conference will include environmental researchers, educators, students, environmental managers, other professionals, environmental industries and policy makers. The conference will be a great opportunity for attendees to develop new collaborations and share knowledge as experts from various fields, including: Emissions quantification, monitoring strategies, data validation and legislation. Check out the Conference Page (HERE) to view the Conference Program as well as register – take advantage of our Early Bird Registration Fees and save 10%!

CPANS Executive Committee Call for Nominations

Each year, CPANS holds an election to fill positions required for the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee appointments are for one or two years and will commence with the Annual General Meeting on May 9, 2017.

This year, CPANS is accepting nominations for the positions of Vice-Chair, and four (4) Directors; Director of Student Affairs, Director of Awards & Education, Director of Saskatchewan Luncheons, and Vice-Director of Saskatchewan Luncheons.

If you are interested in serving your community and becoming part of the CPANS Executive Committee or if you would like to nominate a candidate, please click HERE for more information. Nominations need to be received before May 8, 2017.

2017 CPANS Conference – Call for Abstracts!

General Information (Session details and schedule to follow)

The 2017 CPANS annual conference will be held at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Participants of this conference will include environmental researchers, educators, students, environmental managers, other professionals, environmental industries and policy makers. The conference will be a great opportunity for attendees to develop new collaborations and share knowledge as experts from various fields, including: Emissions quantification, monitoring strategies, data validation, legislation, management, and the carbon tax.

Call for Abstracts Please submit an abstract to Kim O’Neill at koneill@slrconsulting.com on or before March 15th, 2017 along with your biography.

Abstract Instruction and Format

The abstract will be 350 words or less.  Type font will be Calibri 12 point.  The conference topic will appear at the top left in bold.  The author may propose a different conference topic than those listed on the website above.  The presentation title (in bold) should follow the conference topic.  If selected, authors will be able to alter the presentation title up to 2 weeks prior to the conference.  The affiliation for each author should be next, followed by the author’s name, mailing address, phone number, and email address (all in bold).  Email will be the primary means for communication.  The conference committee reserves the right to edit the abstract for grammar and format since it may be used in the preliminary and final programs for the conference.

Author Name and Biography A brief biography of the presenter must be included with the abstract.  Please describe, in no more than 150 words, the professional background, credentials, and education of the presenter.

 Please contact Kim O’Neill with any questions at koneill@slrconsulting.com.

Update for AERflare-incin.xlsm

CPANS would like to share the following information:

AERflare-incin.206.161027.xlsm

An update for AERflare-incin.xlsm has been posted to correct some functionality:

  • Windows 10 Update KB3199209 leads to crash of Excel when AERflare-incin is loaded.
  • Minor bug fixes

Please, download the update at: www.zeltpsi.com/aertools.html and report all bugs or concerns to aertools@zeltpsi.com

Windows 10 Users Update from AERtools

CPANS would like to share the following information:

PLEASE NOTE WINDOWS 10 USERS

The recent (October 18, 2016) Windows 10 update for x64-systems (KB3199209) is creating many secondary issues.  We have noticed that AERflare-incin.xlsm MAY NOT run properly and will cause an Excel lock-up and crash when it loads. The symptoms do not occur on all computer installations. ABflare does not appear to be affected.  We are working on a resolution to this issue, since (KB3199209) is not un-installable. Please report all bugs or concerns to aertools@zeltpsi.com

Updates to the MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) Webpage

CPANS would like to share the following information from the US EPA MOVES Team:

As part of an EPA-wide web update, the MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) web pages have been reorganized, changing the links for most MOVES pages and documents. We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause, but the new design will more clearly point to the most up-to-date MOVES information. Please note the new MOVES website address: https://www.epa.gov/moves.

Also, EPA has initiated a Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) MOVES Model Review Work Group, to provide input on the development of the next official version of MOVES, expected to be released in 2018 at the earliest. The work group held its first meeting on September 14th, 2016 and will continue to meet quarterly in Ann Arbor over the next 1-2 years. Presentations and meeting summaries will be posted on the Work Group website:

https://www.epa.gov/moves/federal-advisory-committee-act-faca-moves-model-review-work-group

 In addition, the Coordinating Research Council, a non-profit organization supported by the petroleum and automotive industries, recently completed CRC Project No. E-101: Review of EPA’s MOVES Model: https://crcao.org/publications/emissions/index.html. We appreciate the CRC review of MOVES2014 and have prepared a document that responds to the CRC recommendations and findings. The EPA response document is posted on the MOVES reports webpage: https://www.epa.gov/moves/moves-technical-reports

 If you have questions about these web updates or about the MOVES model, please email us at mobile@epa.gov

CPANS Membership Satisfaction Survey

Please take part in our Membership Satisfaction Survey to help us serve you better as members of CPANS. In addition, as part of this survey, we have a list of courses CPANS is planning on offering and your feedback would be appreciated!
Click HERE for the survey!

 

Invitation for feedback and suggestions for updates to AERtools

The ABflare and AERflare tools are currently being updated by ZELTpsi with an anticipated release by September 2016.

For the latest versions of the AERtools, please visit:
http://www.zeltpsi.com/aertools.html

All notifications of training courses (through CPANS and/or PTAC i.e. Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada) will be posted on the website as they arise.

Bug reports, feedback and suggestions for updates can also be sent to aertools@zeltpsi.com . While sending bug reports, please include a description of the bug, and a copy of the spreadsheet that duplicates the error in question.