CAPEES Founding President Best Paper Award

(Up to) Two awards will be given in 2024 to recognize two outstanding peer-reviewed publications in the field of environmental science and engineering. The winning publication must be led by a student or a postdoctoral scholar in the CAPEES student chapter. Both the student lead author and the corresponding author (supposedly the advisor) will receive an award certificate (or a plaque). The lead author will also receive a cash award of $500.

Eligibility Requirement:

Nomination Packages should include (1) a 1-page nomination letter that includes the full citation of the paper, the contribution of the nominee to the paper, and a description of the impact the paper has or will have on the environmental science and engineering field; (2) a clear electronic copy of the publication. To submit a nomination, please use the generic nomination form accessible through this link.

We encourage all eligible CAPEES members to submit your nominations by 03/31/2024. An award committee will be established after the nomination deadline to evaluate the award nomination packages and make award recommendations to the governing committee of CAPEES.

*This award is made possible by the generous support from Prof. Yuefeng Xie and his wife, Janet Ai. Prof. Xie is a Professor of Environmental Engineering at Penn State (Harrisburg), a fellow of the International Water Association,  and the founding president of CAPEES.