CAPEES Founding President Best Paper Award

(Up to) Two awards will be given in 2023 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:

  1. Active CAPEES faculty members are eligible to make nominations. One member can make only one nomination. Neither does the nominator need to be the corresponding author of the nominated publication, nor does the corresponding author need to be a CAPEES member.

  2. The lead author must be an active student or postdoc member of CAPEES by the time of nomination, or who has recently become a regular member of CAPEES but published the nominated paper as a student or postdoc member of CAPEES. Nominees can register to become CAPEES members at the time of nomination.

  3. For the 2023 award, the nominated paper needs to be published in the calendar year of 2022, based on the “available online” date.

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 02/28/2023. 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.