D I S T I L L A T E S Newsletter
|April 2004||Lia Treffman, Editor|
Building 103, a new facility in Indy Parenteral, is targeted to come on-line early 2005. The parenteral launch facility is a vial filling and freeze drying facility for scale-up, development, and manufacturing of new parenteral products. Measuring 95,000 square feet, the plant is equipped with the next generation of sterility assurance and barrier technology. Barrier technology is an innovative process that isolates parenteral, or injectable products being manufactured from the external environment in order to minimize the risk of contamination.
Tour time will be Aoril 20, 5:30 - 6:30 PM. All should assemble by 5:15-5:25 PM at the B140 entrance. Enter at Harding Street just north of Kentucky Avenue, stop at the guard house to check in. Park in the visitor spaces as directed by security and enter B140 at the fountain. Arrive early as it will take a little time to get through security and to register.
Please have those attending contact me at email@example.com or 317-651-1698 to register by Monday, April 19th, noon.
2003/04 Meeting Schedule
April 20, 2004: Plant Tour
May 18, 2004: Election of Officers, Awards
June 2004: Indians Baseball Game at Victory Field
These are exciting times to be involved in a profession that has so much relevance in today's technology advancements and potential job growth areas, specifically the major changes that are occurring in areas such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, power generation, among others. As new technologies develop there is a learning curve that follows, which provides opportunity for people, businesses and organizations to get involved. For AIChE's newly launched Society of Biological Engineering, this includes a greater networking among scientist and engineers, providing continuing education (retraining and cross training), developing standardized information for biologically derived products, focusing on process validation, and reconciling academia and industry needs. Thankfully, there efforts are being pursued by dedicated individuals from industry and other groups.
As we hear about the loss of manufacturing jobs in the state, we want to be more bolder
in presenting an image of who we are and where we are going: a strong scientific community with depth. This message was shared at our last meeting
with the Purdue AIChE section, in which there were 40 people in attendance.
Thomas E. Leas PE, Chairman of the AIChE Indianapolis Section
There are interesting scientific or engineering presentations given every Monday at lunch time at Scientech except for major holidays. On April 12 Technological Advances in the Practice of Opthamology, April 19 Global Positioning Systems, April 26 Lift Fan/Joint Strike Fighter, May 3 Age of the Universe. The Scientech meetings have a $9 buffet from 11:30 to noon, introductions, and then the presentation from 12:10 to 1:00 PM. Meetings are at the Children's Museum, 3000 N. Illinois St, Indianapolis; use the north entrance under the Infozone sign. Reservations are not necessary, but call Dr. Alan Schmidt, 317 233-5190, to check on any changes or for further information. www.scientechclub.org
The American Chemical Society presents "The Difference Between Fires and Explosions" talk by Dr. John Fortman, at University High School Auditorium on April 13th, 6:30 PM. The Auditorium is located about four miles west of downtown Carmel on 116th, west of the intersection of Towne Road and 116th, at 2825 W. 116th, Carmel. Township Line becomes Towne Road when you cross 96th St. Ditch also goes through to 116th from the south, and you can then turn west on 116th.
Chemical engineer position in northern Indiana: The individual will be
responsible for design and development of concepts, new products as well as product enhancement.
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JUST THREE WEEKS AWAY! AIChE SPRING NATIONAL MEETING IS APRIL 25-29 Don't miss the leading conference for chemical engineering professionals. Join your colleagues in New Orleans for 14 topical conferences, hundreds of sessions and special networking events. For schedule, registration, and hotel and travel information, see: http://www.aiche.org/spring. ACS-AICHE PARTNERSHIP OPEN FORUM AT SPRING Learn about the new ACS-AIChE partnership at a Spring Meeting open forum, Sunday, April 25, 4:30-5:30 pm, Esplanade B. Members of the AIChE Board will discuss plans for cooperative programs and additional benefits to members. This open discussion will include time for questions and comments. For more information, see http://www.aiche.org/new/. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MINORITY COLLEGE STUDENTS It's time to apply for the Minority Affairs Committee Scholarship Awards for Incoming College Freshmen ($1,000), College Students ($1,000), and AIChE Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award ($1500). The deadline is May 15. Applicants must be a member of a minority group that is under-represented in chemical engineering, i.e., African-American, Hispanic, and Native American. For more on student awards, see http://students.aiche.org/honors/#awards. EMERGENCY PLANNING, PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE: SAVE $200 Learn how to prepare for, prevent, and react to an emergency at the 19th Annual CCPS International Conference, "Emergency Planning, Preparedness, Prevention & Response," June 29-July 1, Orlando, Florida. Register by April 15 and save $200. Distinguished panelists include: Jan Mares, Department of Homeland Security; Carolyn Merritt, U.S. Chemical Safety Board; Debbie Dietrich, EPA; John Shrives, Environment Canada; Ron De Cort, HSE UK; and CDR Tom Marian, U.S. Coast Guard, 8th District. To register, visit: http://www.aiche.org/ccps/icw. NATIONAL POETRY MONTH "I have never started a poem whose end I knew. Writing the poem is discovering" -- Robert Frost. For information on National Poetry Month events and a host of poems, see http://www.poets.org. GREEN AT SPRING Explore new applications of Green Engineering at the Spring Meeting Green Engineering Topical, April 26-29, sponsored by RANTC and the Sustainable Engineering Forum. You'll find four new sessions, including University Roundtable on Sustainability, and Sustainability Business Cases of Green Chemistry. Learn more at http://www.aiche.org/conferences/techprogram/groupdetail.asp?GroupCode=T4&DSN=spring04. JUST ADDED: SPRING NANOSCALE TOPICAL Check out Nano, the next big little thing at the AIChE Spring National Meeting, April 25-29 in New Orleans. For session descriptions, visit: http://www.aiche.org/conferences/techprogram/groupdetail.asp?GroupCode=22&DSN=spring04. BIOENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR: AICHE MEMBER DISCOUNT Get the latest on biomaterials, artificial organs, sports medicine, intellectual property and more at the ASME Bioengineering Technology Seminar, June 14-16, Charlotte, NC. You'll also find table-top exhibits, lab tour, and sponsorship opportunities. AIChE members will receive a member discount. For more information, visit http://www.asme.org/education/techsem/bioengineering or contact Brandy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. SOME GOOD DIRT Frustrated archeologists can get their hands dirty at the Theban Mapping Project, a Web site that explores hundreds of tombs in the Valley of the Kings with movies and maps. See http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/. PROCESS DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM AIChE's 2004 Process Development Symposium, "Working Right on the Right Thing," June 20-23, Chicago, will explore the fundamental components of cost-effective and successful process development. Registration for this Gordon-style conference is limited to 125. One price includes sessions, room, food, and conference CD. For program and registration information, see http://www.aiche.org/conferences/processdev/. Exhibit Space is still available. Contact Kiran Gupte at KiranGupte@aol.com. SPRING FORWARD IN YOUR FINANCIAL PLANNING with AIChE financial services. Attend an introductory session and personal consultation at the Spring National Meeting, April 26, 11:45-12:15 pm and April 27, 4:45-5:15 pm, Hyatt Regency, Girod Room. Planning areas include retirement, college, insurance, estate, eldercare, and wealth preservation. Seminar attendees will save an additional 10% in addition to 25% AIChE member discount. See http://www.efs529.com/aichefinancial/. GREAT PEEPS When they were invented in 1953, it took 27 hours to create one marshmallow Peep. Today, more than 4.2 million marshmallow Peeps, bunnies, and other shapes are made each day at the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania factory. Take a tour at http://www.marshmallowpeeps.com. DETECTION TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT - WASHINGTON, DC; JUNE 7-11 Learn how government, academia, and industry are accelerating the research, development and commercialization of rapid detection technology. Attend "Federal Bio-Chem Detection R&D Opportunities," "Rapid Detection Technologies For Food and Water Supply Safety and Security," or "Biological-Chemical Detection Symposium." AIChE Members save 10% on registration. Call 818-888-4444 or see http://www.infocastinc.com/tech/home.asp 2ND KAZUTOSHI FUJIMURA AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT Nominations now open! Sponsored by Hyperion Catalysis International, the award of $10,000 and a plaque will be presented at the 7th World Chemical Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, July 2005. Nominations will be accepted from March 31 to December 31, 2004. To learn more, visit: http://www.aiche.org/awards/awarddtl.asp?AwardID=4. For a nomination form, see: http://www.aiche.org/resources/pdflibrary/mag/awardnomform04.pdf. APRIL FOOLS Many ancient cultures, including Roman and Hindu, celebrated New Year's Day on or close to April 1. In 1564, France adopted the Gregorian Calendar and shifted New Year's day to Jan. 1. When traditionalists refused to accept the new date, they were subject to tricks and fool's errands. Great Britain switched over in 1752, and April Fool's began to be celebrated in England and the colonies. See http://www.infoplease.com/spot/aprilfools1.html?link=tmplnav.
AIChE Executive Committee