Bays and Bayous Symposium Call for Abstracts

Update: Deadline for abstract submittal has been extended until Sept. 14. 

The Alabama-Mississippi Bays & Bayous Symposium is a biennial event held to provide the community an opportunity to learn about the state of our coastal environment.

Scientists, resource managers, elected officials or agency representatives, community action group members, industry representatives, and others are invited to highlight their efforts and accomplishments through oral presentations, individually or in group sessions, or poster presentations at the Alabama-Mississippi Bays and Bayous Symposium 2018.

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Bays & Bayous Call for Abstracts 2018

Bays and Bayous 2018 More Info

Press Release B&B Registration2018

MLMA Convention 2018

AllenES Wood Products Industry Team represented by John Bourgeois and John Ryan at the Mississippi Lumber Manufacturing Association (MLMA) 2018 convention and Trade Show held at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS on July 6-7.

AllenES on Coastal Resilience in Ocean Springs

See how the long-term partnership between Ocean Springs, Mississippi and AllenES is making this beautiful city stronger and more resilient:

AllenES Partners in Embrace the Gulf

Allen Engineering and Science is a proud partner in Embrace the Gulf, a year-long celebration of the Gulf of Mexico for the year 2020.

To learn more and get involved with this Gulf of Mexico Alliance project, visit or

AllenES Company Fish Fry

Allen Engineering and Science recently held a company fish fry to get everyone together for fun and fellowship.

New Hire: Debra Emmert

Debra Emmert Joins Allen Engineering and Science

Joins Rapidly Expanding Firm with Southeastern Focus

Dallas, TX: Allen Engineering and Science announces the hiring of Debra Emmert as a national Sales Executive, with a focus on projects in Texas and the Gulf Coast area. Debra brings 22 years of experience in key account management, environmental and geotechnical business development for private sector projects to this newly created position. Allen Engineering Executive Vice President, Melissa Pringle, said of Ms. Emmert’s hiring, “She brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience to this role, which will further advance our market position in various sectors.”

She is a member of the Society of Texas Environmental Professionals (STEP), Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), and the North Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (NTAEP). She will be based out of Allen Engineering and Science’s Dallas/Ft. Worth office.

About Allen Engineering and Science: Allen Engineering and Science (AllenES) is a civil and environmental engineering company headquartered in Jackson, MS with offices across the southeastern United States.

AllenES Project Management Training

After a day of intensive project management training, AllenES staff from Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas enjoyed dinner together.

Gulf Coast Shore & Beach Advocacy Chapter Founded

Dr. Melissa Pringle of Allen ES is a founding member and chapter board member of the newly established Central Gulf Coast regional chapter of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. The Chapter will be recognized at the upcoming Coast Summit in Washington, DC in March 2018.

The mission of the Central Gulf Coast Chapter is to serve as an advocate for the 8,687 miles of diverse shores and beaches of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana by capitalizing on the time, talents, and treasury of regional coastal professionals for the purpose of preserving, protecting, and enhancing our coasts. The Central Gulf Coast Chapter of the ASBPA specifically focuses on issues, advocacy, and awareness for our local coastal ecosystems while also providing continuing education, professional development, and networking opportunities for our local coastal professionals.

Allen Sponsors Troop in FormulaGIRL Race

Allen Engineering’s Mississippi office is proud to sponsor Troop 3326 of Madison, Mississippi.

Recently the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Metro Jackson hosted the inaugural FormulaGIRL event, a  pinewood derby modeled after the Boy Scout program. Mississippi Lt. Governor Tate Reeves was emcee of the event.

The AllenES troop made their cars in compliance with the derby rules and raced a minimum of three times. Awards were given for top speed, design, and creativity. Troops were also being observed during the event and were recognized for sportsmanship at the end of the day.

To participate and earn an engineering badge, each troop held meetings where sponsor firms talked to the troop about science and engineering concepts. AllenES staff led two of these meetings and it was an educational experience for all involved.

AllenES Gets Health and Safety Certification

AllenES employees in our Jackson, Mississippi office completed the Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED certification program. This certification meets training requirements under AllenES’s Corporate Health and Safety program, while also ensuring all of our employees are qualified to render first aid and CPR to ourselves, contractors, and clients on our job sites and in our offices.

Employees learned how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illness and all received a 2 year Red Cross certification.