We are a professional non-profit association of engineers and scientists working in the environmental field, with a particular focus on issues related to air and waste.
Above: Central New York A&WMA participated in the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps project.
The Mid-Atlantic Section covers the entire state of Delaware, the entire state of New Jersey, central and eastern New York, and eastern Pennsylvania.
The Association provides a range of professional services to enhance the environmental profession. We provide opportunities for our members to network with other professionals in the field and exchange technical information.
A&WMA membership facilitates interaction among policy makers and the regulated community. We also provide updates on latest advances in academic and applied research as it pertains to the protection of the environment. Finally, we provide consulting companies with an opportunity to raise awareness among the environmental community and the industry about their services and expertise.
This mission is addressed through several means including meetings among local chapters, larger seminars and meetings of interest to the entire region, the publication of newsletters, the publication of this website and the website of the A&WMA International Association, the publication of job listings, the administration of large scholarship programs. We, as your local section, provide a link link to the International Association.
The International Association has many products, including a peer-reviewed scientific research journal (JAWMA) and a monthly magazine designed for environmental managers (EM).
The Mid-Atlantic States section also administers the largest scholarship program in the world for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers through its APERG program, which has given out approximately $25,000 to $125,000 per year in the form of one to five grants to support innovative scientific research in the region. Some local chapters within the MAS Section have robust undergraduate scholarship programs that give several thousand dollars per year to students at schools in the region. A student chapter at Wilkes University operates under the auspices of the MAS Section. We encourage formation of student chapters at other universities in the region the MAS Section serves.
Membership in A&WMA’s Sections and Chapters provides environmental professionals with support at the regional and local levels to grow professionally and personally. Each region’s activities and organization varies; however, most Sections and Chapters provide members with networking opportunities, local meetings, training courses, social events, and connections with student chapters.