Education Council

The Education Council is responsible for professional development, training, and K-12, secondary, and post-secondary education programs. 

The mission of this Council is to encourage adequate human resources in the fields of air and waste management, improve the knowledge and skills of members and professionals, and exchange information to improve environmental knowledge and decisions.
* The Professional Development Division develops and delivers training programs on leading-edge topics within the realm of air and waste management such as webinars and courses.  

* The Higher Education Division develops student programs to encourage interest in the field, and assists students with higher education through scholarship and awards. 

* The Public Education Division develops and delivers materials used to educate members, environmental professionals, the media, educators, and the general public about environmental issues and encourage members to become actively involved in environmental education efforts.  

All Association members with interest in education and training are encouraged to participate in its activities by joining the committees of the Education Council.

Education Council Organizational Chart

Want to learn more or get involved? Contact the Education Council Chair or Vice Chair for more details.

Rashmi Pathak

Vice Chair 
Ram Ramanan
2020 Exceptional Education Contributor Award 
Individuals from all backgrounds who have contributed to A&WMA’s educational mission as implemented through its Education Council are eligible. Criteria includes A&WMA leadership positions with educational responsibilities (40%); and specific initiatives and/or contributions that have supported A&WMA’s educational mission (60%).

The award recipient will be recognized at the ACE 2020 Student Awards Ceremony in San Francisco.