Environmental Challenges and Innovation Conference (ECIC) 2017


TAEP Thanks YOU for an excellent ECIC!

 The Texas Association of Environmental Professionals is pleased to announce that the Ninth Biennial Environmental Challenges and Innovations Conference was a huge success!  We thank you for attending, contributing, and being a part of the experience.  We would also like to thank our sponsors and exhibitors.  Proceeds from the ECIC benefit TAEP's Chuck Gloore Memorial Scholarship Program and Educational Initiatives.

Thank you to everyone who participated in making this one of our most successful events ever, including our Co-Chairs, Conference Committee Volunteers, Sponsors, Exhibitors, student scholarship recipients, presenters, and attendees!  

ECIC Co-Chairs: Andy Adams and Bryan Mason

ECIC Conference Committee Volunteers: Michael Bloom, Glenn Buckley, Lanre Dawodu, Scott Davis, Jeff Downing, Pam Embody, Jim Florey, Mel Haynie, Craig Klein, Jeff Lane, Jason Luze, Mahendra Mohite, Cheryl Miller, Shonta' Moore, Lillian Nguyen, Prasad Rajulu, Alison Suarato, Jay Suddath, Catalina Wahren, Qi Zhang

TAEP Environmental Professional of the YearQi Zhang

Keynote SpeakerDr. John H. Lienhard
Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering and History
University of Houston

2017 Scholarship Recipients:

Mr. Shane Tabor (TAMU)
Mr. Cooper Kirklin (SFA)
Mr. Akhil Reddy Vakiti (UH)
Ms. Natalie Garcia (UHCL)
Ms. Samantha Dunn (TAMUG)
Mr. Eric Le (UH)
Mr. Paul Mullen (TAMUG)
Ms. Megan McCombs (SFA)


2017 ECIC Sponsors
USA Environmental, LP - Gold Sponsor
Envirotech Drilling Service - Gold Sponsor
Providence - Gold Sponsor
Xenco Labs - Gold Sponsor
HPP - Gold Sponsor
ESC Lab Sciences - Silver Sponsor
W&M Environmental Group - Silver Sponsor
Vista GeoScience - Silver Sponsor
AJAX Environmental & Safety Supply - Bronze Sponsor
Camsco - Bronze Sponsor
Industrial Disposal Supply- Bronze Sponsor
IKON Environmental Services - Bronze Sponsor


2017 ECIC Exhibitors
TestAmerica Laboratories
A&B Environmental Services, Inc. (A & B Labs)
WCA Waste Corporation
Cascade Technical Services
Spirit Environmental, LLC
OMG Solutions, LLC 
Hanby Environmental
Acuvac Remediations

Bryan Mason (ECIC Co-Chair), Jim Dobberstine (TEAP President of the Board), John Lienhard (Keynote Speaker), and Andy Adams (ECIC Co-Chair)


Jim Dobberstine with TAEP Environmental Professional of the Year Qi Zhang


Faculty Advisor Dr. Ken Farrish with scholarship recipients Megan McCombs and Colin Kirkland (Stephen F. Austin University)  


Scholarship recipient Akhil Reddy Vakiti with Faculty Advisor Dr. Hanadi Rifai (The University of Houston)


Proclamation from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turned declaring Environmental Professionals Week Oct. 16-20