D I S T I L L A T E S Newsletter
March 2006 Newsletter
Editor: Kevin Keating
Indianapolis Section AIChE / Purdue Student Section Joint Meeting
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Schedule: 6:00 PM for Dinner. Presentation with Question & Answer session immediately following.
Location: This meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, 2005 at 6:00-8:00pm and will be held at Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering (FRNY) room G124 on the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Forney Hall is located between Stadium
Mall Drive and Northwestern Avenue and faces the Purdue Mall.
Convenient parking is located on Northwestern Avenue at Sylvia Street which is adjacent to the Visitor Information Center.
For a detailed map go to http://www.purdue.edu/oop/campus_map/areas/ghi_456.html.
For those wishing to carpool please meet at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, 350 West Maryland. Cars will be leaving at 4:30 pm, please don’t be late. Pleas RSVP with Dan Harper for carpool.
RSVP: Please RSVP to Dan Harper at email@example.com or at 317/234-3615. Students can RSVP to Adam Slavoski, Purdue AIChE President.
March 21, 2006: Our annual visit with a Student Section at either Purdue or Rose-Hulman. Details are still being worked out, more information in the next issue of the Distillates.
IDEM at Intel International Science & Engineering Fair
There are over 1,400 Grand Award Judges needed May 9 and 10, 2006 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis to judge the best 1,500 high school student exhibits from around the world at the 2006 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Judges determine awards and scholarships totaling $3 million. The judges also may interact in a panel discussion with ten Nobel Laureates. It should be an excellent outreach/education/development opportunity for AIChE members to interact with talented high school students and scientists from Indiana, the nation, and the world.
This event will require Grand Award judges in several categories including Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Earth Sciences including geochemistry, Engineering, and nine other categories. Judging will require time over two days - Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10, 2006.
To register, start at the www.intelisef2006.org website using the judge’s icon, signing up, and on-line registration. A judge needs to have six years of related professional experience beyond receiving their B.S., B.A., or a master’s degree, or have a Ph.D.
Pam Fleck Oldknow, one of the Grand Awards Judging co-chairs, ( firstname.lastname@example.org 317 231-7361) notes: “Since people with fewer than 6 years of professional experience are not likely to qualify as judges, it would be acceptable and enjoyable for them to consider serving as volunteers to the judges. During those two days, judges need help with various things, so volunteers can sign up on the volunteer page (see below).” Pam has served as a volunteer to the judges in the past and it was very enriching for her to listen to the judge’s discussions.
Volunteers can sign up by visiting the volunteer registration page at www.intelisef2006.org/judgeform/volunteer.html In that form there is a field for entering the specific area where they would prefer to serve. In the field titled "Any special skills you possess" a statement, for instance, stating a desire to volunteer to help the judges, could be entered.
Past President for the Indianapolis Section of AIChE, Dr. Alan D. Schmidt, in the IDEM, Office of Land Quality, has volunteered to be one of the Environmental Sciences (code: EV) co-chairs for the judging. The Environmental Sciences category alone needs 168 judges and he asks potential judges to especially consider volunteering for that category and one of the subcategories which are: Air Pollution and Air Quality, Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Hazardous and Solid Waste, Environmental Toxicology, Water Pollution and Water Quality, and Other.
Visit the www.AIChE.org web site to find information, visit forums, renew membership or find benefits, career listings, and other advice from our national headquarters. Current items include;
Current planned topics are:
6, Lithium battery Development, Dick Judkins, lunch 11:30 to 12, 12-1 program
at the Children’s Museum.
Monday, March 13, Why We Need More Trees, Bob Eddleman, lunch 11:30 to 12, 12-1 program at the Children’s Museum.
AIChE Meeting at Scientech
Monday, March 20, Renewable Energy Sources, Ed Chu, lunch 11:30 to 12, 12-1 program at the Children’s Museum.
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. www.scientechclub.org