Robert E. Stearns, P.E. was inducted into the Landfill Gas Management Division Hall of Flame in 1997.
Robert co-founded SCS Engineers in 1970. Under his leadership SCS grew to more than 500 employees located in none regional offices throughout the US. He developed early designs and methods for LFG control and recovery systems in southern CA. He performed extensive landfill surveys, and developed the Ascon and Industry Hills projects.
After his retirement from SCS Engineers in 2006, Robert served as chair of the Environmental Research and Educational Foundation (EREF). Robert passed away on August 1, 2013. SWANA continues to honor Robert with the Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship Award