January 2005 Newsletter
Editor: Lia Treffman
January Meeting -- Network Security is like a
chain--only as strong as its weakest link. Are YOU the weakest
After the presentation, you will be
invited to consider the following questions:
- How safe is the business and personal information you have
stored on your computer?
- Do you get spam and pop-ups on your computer?
- Do you ever have trouble with your email?
- Does your system seem to run excruciatingly
- Does your company have an overall network security
- Do you know which is safer: buying dinner at a restaurant using
a credit card or buying a book online?
- Is there a magic bullet to
fix all your security problems?
- What should you really be worried about, anyway?
- Do you know what an IDS
Come to the meeting and find out about
some of the cutting edge network security solutions currently possible and what
can be done to protect you.
- Are you sure that you don't want to become Amish?
- What are you going to do
Location: Optivel, Inc.
Tower - 201 W. 103rd St. (This is the former HP/MacMillan
Time: Gather at 6:00. Presentation at 6:15 or 6:30. Dinner to
follow at a restaurant to be determined by those in attendance.
Make your way to 103rd and Meridian (this is north of the 465/Meridian exit).
Turn left onto 103rd. When you come to the traffic circle, follow it 7/8
of the way around and turn right, around the blue and green Thompson
building. Follow the curving road until you come to an intersection. Turn
left and then turn right into the parking lot. We're in the big
copper-colored building in suite 300.
to Kevin Keating at keating_kevin at lilly.com or
January 18, 2005: Presentation on
Network Security at Optivel, Inc.
February 22, 2005: Joint meeting at
Purdue University with the Student Chapter
March 24, 2005:
Presentation by Hershey Foods; this meeting will be
held in conjunction with
the American Chemical Society
April 19, 2005: Dinner Meeting
17, 2005: Annual meeting of the local section
June 21, 2005: Indians
Baseball at Victory Field
Message from the
Local Indianapolis AIChE Chairman
Message from the Local Indianapolis
The start of the new year is
traditionally a time of reflection and a time to set new goals. I hope that one
goal that everyone has this year is to become more active in your local AIChE
section. As your professional organization, AIChE offers opportunities for
members to get involved by becoming officers and by attending monthly events.
Together, our local effort supports our scientific community and promotes job
growth. It is also a great way to form new friendships, meet with other
engineers and to learn of opportunities for chemical engineers in other
This month, on January 18th,
the officers of The Indianapolis Section of AIChE invite you to join us on a
virtual tour of the facilities and capabilities of Optivel. Optivel helps their
clients reduce risk to their information infrastructure by applying leading edge
management and security techniques. This looks to be an informative evening
exploring the leading edge of computer programming. See the opening page of this
issue of Distillates for more information.
Next month’s event schedule
encompasses our annual trip to Lafayette, Indiana to visit with the student
section at Purdue University. This is always a fun trip and gives our local
section a chance to meet with students from one of the top Chemical Engineering
schools in the country. Please make your plans to join us in
Keating, Chairman of the AIChE
The New AIChE website is up and
A big thanks to webmaster Karl Schnelle
for getting a new and improved Indianapolis AIChE website up and
Check it out at http://www.indyaiche.org/
Engineering -- At the Cross Roads of Technology"
The Chicago 2005 Section
Symposium titled “Chemical Engineering – At the Cross Roads of
Technology” is being held on April 19th and April
20th, 2005 at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT),
Chicago, IL. This symposium is sponsored by the Local Chicago
AIChE Section and promises to be a premier symposium on latest technology
topics such as nanotechnology, fuel cells and biotechnology. We believe that
this symposium would be of great interest to all the technical professionals in
Visit www.aiche-chicago.org for further information or to
register for this exciting opportunity.
- Sustainable Engineering, including fuel cells
- Nanotechnology, in a short-course format
- Biotechnology, both biomedical and biochemical
In past years, we have offered
scholarships to students in the central Indiana We are planning to
reinstate this program and are looking for someone to head up the
effort. Anyone interested in chairing this committee or getting
involved with this process is invited to contact Kevin Keating at KEATING_KEVIN at LILLY.COM
We are looking to fill the
positions of Scholarship Committee Chair and Professional Development Chair for
the remainder of this year. For the 2005-2006 year, we are looking for members
who would like to begin the track towards the role of Section
Chairmanship. Interested individuals would start as Secretary or
Treasurer, and progress to Vice-Chairman and then to Chairman. Also, if
anyone has an interest in taking on the role of newsletter editor, I will be
honored to hand over the reigns.
SCIENCE and ENGINEERING
There are interesting scientific or
engineering presentations given every Monday at lunch time at Scientech
except for major holidays. The Scientech meetings have a $9 buffet from
11:30 to noon, introductions, and then the presentation from 12:10 to 1:00
Current planned topics are:
January 17 tour of Scottish Rites Cathedral, Jan. 24 Bob Mayer Climbing Mt.
McKinley, Jan. 31 Science Initiatives for youths, February 7 International Trade
Challenges Maureen D. Pearson Thompson Inc., February 14 computer viruses.
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.
2004 - 2005 Officers