IEST Creates New Membership Category for Young Professionals

JUNE 11, 2009 — ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) has created a new category of membership for recent graduates entering the environmental sciences profession. A significantly discounted membership is available to anyone who has graduated from an accredited technical college or university undergraduate program within the last two years.

IEST’s Young Professionals Membership offers a wealth of educational and networking benefits, including:

* An understanding of the latest technology and research through a subscription to the peer-reviewed technical online Journal of the IEST.

* The ability to attend educational courses and conferences at a discounted member price.

* Access to the latest industry standards and recommended practices at a discounted member price.

* The IEST Membership Directory, for networking with industry professionals.

* The IEST JobBoard, where young professionals can search for job and internship openings, post their resumes or advertise job openings at their companies.

* Opportunities to receive individual recognition and technical awards.

* The chance to participate in IEST Working Groups or Chapters.

IEST is an international not-for-profit technical society of engineers, scientists, and educators that serves its members and the industries they represent (simulating, testing, controlling, and teaching the environments of earth and space) through education and the development of recommended practices and standards. IEST is an ANSI-accredited standards-developing organization, and is especially involved in evolving standards for cleanrooms and nanotechnologies.

More information about IEST can be found at To apply for a Young Professionals Membership, see the “How to Join” page.


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