D I S T I L L A T E S  Newsletter
 American Institute of Chemical Engineers 
Indianapolis Section


June 2006 Newsletter

Kevin Keating


June Meeting --  Night of Baseball when the Indianapolis Indians

host the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA farm team for the Boston Red Sox)

Just for FUN….

The last meeting of the current year, before we take our summer break

Please join the officers and members of the Indianapolis Section of AIChE

For a night at the ol’ballpark, an evening at Victory Field with the Indianapolis Indians.

Tuesday, June 6th, AIChE Night of Baseball Meeting
Spouses and friends are invited to join us for the evening.

501 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN 46225

The baseball game begins at 7:00 PM.
Un-Limited Seats Available!
RSVP by June 5th to Tom Leas at 317-234-4051 or email
"tleas at"

We will be sitting on the 3rd base side, lower level, reserved seating,

Ticket cost $8

Meeting Notes from the May Meeting -- Annual Meeting and Dinner

Our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers was the principal item on the agenda for May.  The meeting was held on May 16, at the Milano Inn located on the near south side of Indianapolis.  Before the meeting members were able to partake in a wonderful family style dinner then the Indianapolis Section began our business meeting and held elections for officers to serve during the up-coming year.  Officers elected were as follows.





Day Phone


Thomas Leas

tleas at




Alan Schmidt

aschmidt at




John Elliott

jelliott at



Past Chairman

Daniel Harper

 dharper at



Other officers were pleased to continue in their current offices and to help build the Section.  But, there is always room for new officers and all are encouraged to contact the new Chairman, or any of the other officers, to become active in Section activities. 

Meeting Schedule:

June 6, 2005: Indians Baseball at Victory Field

Next Meeting – We’re Off for the Summer, our next meeting will be scheduled for the Fall of 2006

Highlights from AIChE

Visit to find information, visit forums, renew membership or find benefits, career listings, and other advice from our national headquarters.  Current items include;

2006 Leadership Development Conference 
"Energizing AIChE Leaders in the Heart of
June 2-4
DoubleTree Guest Suites,
Houston, TX
(Open to AIChE Volunteer Leaders Only)

Call for Officers

We are looking for members who would like to become officers for the 2005-2006 year including those wishing to start the climb to the role of Section Chairmanship.  Interested individuals could start as Secretary or Treasurer, or even as Vice-Chairman leading then to Chairman.  There are also committee chair openings, if you can help or have an interest, the officers will help you with a committee.

Science and Engineering Presentations
There are interesting scientific or engineering presentations given during lunch time at Scientech every Monday except for major holidays.  The Scientech meetings have a $9 buffet starting from 11:30 to noon, and then there are introductions and the presentation from 12:10 to 1:00 PM.

Current planned topics are:

Monday, June 5Hybrid Transmissions – Kevin Wayman, Chief Engineer, Allison

Design performance aspects of the Allison Two-Mode Hybrid Propulsion Transmission System scheduled to be incorporated in the 2008 GM, Chrysler, and BMW SUV and pickup truck vehicles.

Special museum tour of Fiori de Bambini: A Chihuly Garden of Glass for Children after the meeting

 Monday, June 12Children Museum’s MAP Project – Patricia Daily & Students

The Museum Apprentice Program (MAP) at the Children’s Museum is intended to give interested students (12-18) an opportunity to learn about museum activities. The Science Section of MAP, sponsored by the D. J. Angus Foundation, has about 25 participants, several of whom will describe the work they did last summer as well as upcoming projects for this summer.

Meetings are held 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.

New Officers for the New Year…..
2006 - 2007 Officers