S&T professor named executive director of American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
ROLLA, Mo. – Dr. Daniel Oerther, a professor of environmental health engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was recently named executive director of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES).
Oerther recently served as the organization’s interim executive director, and he will now begin a three-year term in an official capacity. A member of the academy since 2005, he has earned several awards and served in multiple leadership positions.
“Through board certification, the academy identifies the best of the best in environmental engineering and science, and through our partnership with ABET Inc., we share responsibility for ensuring the quality of future professionals,” Oerther says. “My role at the academy means that my students at Missouri S&T learn leadership and excellence in environmental engineering and science today and the over-the-horizon approaches for 2050 and beyond.”
Oerther’s AAEES honors include the 2020 Honor Award for Environmental Sustainability, the 2018 Stanley E. Kappe Award, the 2016 Superior Achievement Award, the 2014 Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award and the 2009 Honor Award for University Research. He was also the first person to be recognized by the AAEES both as a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer and a Board-Certified Environmental Scientist.
Oerther has been a member of the S&T faculty since 2010. He holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees in environmental engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in both environmental engineering and biology from Northwestern University.
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About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,100 students and part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 different degree programs in 40 areas of study and is ranked by CollegeFactual as the best public university to study engineering. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.