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for treatment of oily bilge water in vessels. Other achievements include development of the academic program for environmental engineering at the University of Miami. Dr. Waite received both bachelors and masters degrees from Northeastern University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is a registered professional engineer with the state of Florida.
Judith S. Weis is professor of biological sciences at Rutgers University. Dr. Weis' research area is the responses of estuarine organisms to stresses, including contaminants, and she has published extensively on that subject. Dr. Weis has served as associate dean for academic affairs at the university and as developer and coordinator of the Science, Technology, and Society Program between Rutgers and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, she served as congressional science fellow for the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, where she worked on several legislative initiatives to control toxic substances and protect drinking water. Recently, she was a visiting scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and she has provided expertise to the EPA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on marine pollution, in addition to serving as a board member of the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. She is a former member of the Marine Board. Dr. Weis received a B.A. Degree from Cornell University and M.S. and Ph.d. degrees from New York University.