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


May 2006 Newsletter

Kevin Keating


May Meeting -- Annual Meeting and Dinner

Our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers are the principal item on the agenda for May.  We will meet and partake in a wonderful family style dinner before conducting our business and holding elections.  This meeting is scheduled for May 16, 2005 at the Milano Inn located on the near south side of Indianapolis.  You can find additional information for this meeting below.  Once again we are inviting spouses and guests to the Annual Meeting, space will be limited so please mark your calendars now.  

Date: Tuesday, May 16th, AIChE Annual Dinner Meeting
Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
Includes; Family Style Dinner

Spouses are invited to join us for the evening.

Location: Milano Inn

231 South College Avenue, Indianapolis
just west of Interstate 65 at Georgia Street, east of downtown Indianapolis.

Evening Events begin at 5:30 PM with cocktails and reception.
Dinner starts at 6:00 PM with Annual Meeting beginning at the end of the meal.

Limited Seats Available for the special price below!

Please RSVP to Dan Harper at dharper at or call at 317/234-3615.   

Cost for the evening: $20 / person; Note that your local AIChE section will help make up for the total cost of this event.
Price includes tax and gratuity.

2005 Meeting Schedule:

May 16, 2006:  Annual Meeting and Dinner

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;

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, May 15 – Challenge X: The Crossover to Sustainable Mobility – Drs. Zac Chambers and Marc Herniter, Rose Hulman

Rose-Hulman is one of 17 international colleges and universities in which students are challenged to design, build and test a hybrid powertrain utilizing alternative fuels to decrease fuel consumption and emissions of a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. The team has implemented a powersplit architecture using B-20 bio-diesel and will be competing in Phoenix in June, 2006.

 Monday, May 22 – Developments in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences – Dr. Jonathan Harbor, Purdue University  

Monday, May 29 – Holiday . No Meeting

Monday, June 5 – Hybrid Transmissions – Allison Chief Engineer

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.

2005 - 2006 Officers