FOX Engineers Honored by American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

“The environmental engineering profession remains one of the more complex fields of practice, integrating engineering and science in the development of solutions to complex problems.” *

FOX Engineering is proud to announce that three of our professional engineers have been granted certification in the specialty of Water Supply and Wastewater and inducted into the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES). The Academy’s Board of Trustees has conferred the distinction of Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE).

Steve J. Troyer, P.E., BCEE; Lance J. Aldrich, P.E., BCEE; and Laurie A. Twitchell, P.E., BCEE join 4 FOX Engineering colleagues as BCEEs. Of the twelve consultants in Iowa who hold this distinction, 7 are active BCEEs from FOX Engineering.

Engineers with this distinction are considered “… among the Best of the Best.” Through the certification program of the Academy, the BCEE credential is given only to those individuals who are motivated through personal commitment and support of their employer to continuing professional development and advancement, and to ethical engineering practice and professionalism.

Mr. Troyer holds degrees from Iowa State University – a B.S. in Construction Engineering and a Master’s in Environmental Engineering. He began at FOX in 1997. He is the director of water and wastewater engineering at FOX. Steve is a principal owner and sits on the FOX board of directors.

Steve Troyer, P.E., BCEE

Steve J. Troyer, P.E., BCEE

Mr. Aldrich holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University and a Master’s in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He began at FOX in 1997. He is the director of Information Technology at FOX. Lance is a principal owner and sits on the FOX board of directors.

Lance J. Aldrich, P.E., BCEE

Lance J. Aldrich, P.E., BCEE

Ms. Twitchell holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University and a Master’s in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa. She began at FOX in 2002. Laurie is a principal owner and sits on the FOX board of directors.

Laurie A. Twitchell, P.E., BCEE

Laurie A. Twitchell, P.E., BCEE

*Background on the Academy:

The environmental engineering profession remains one of the more complex fields of practice, integrating engineering and science in the development of solutions to complex problems. The range of complexity of problems to be addressed by the environmental engineer varies from advanced wastewater treatment plant design to design of combined sanitary sewer over-flow control systems as well as the equally weighty challenges found in water supply and treatment, solid waste management, and air pollution control. 

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists is a group of highly qualified professional engineers who have imposed self-testing and review for entry qualification. Each Diplomate, or member, has not only the standard prerequisites for specialty certification but also has passed written and oral examinations and reviews by an admissions panel of the Academy. The Academy’s certification program is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards.

The Academy is an active participant in the accreditation of environmental engineering curricula.  Through this process, the Academy ensures that educational standards are responsive to the needs of the professional and that tomorrow’s engineers will meet the needs of the profession. The Academy further organizes multi-disciplinary teams of Board Certified Environmental Engineers (Diplomates) to participate in concept study groups.  These groups seek solutions to major environmental problems.  Once developed, the Academy provides these solutions to key policy makers in industry and government.

FOX Engineering is an environmental engineering firm based in Ames, Iowa. We specialize in water and wastewater solutions for our diverse municipal and industrial clients. Our work varies in size and scope and can be found throughout the Midwest and beyond.