American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Indianapolis Section

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April 2010 Newsletter

Editor: Kevin Keating



April Meeting – Indianapolis Section AIChE / Rose-Hulman Student Chapter Joint Meeting



Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Schedule: 6:00 PM for Dinner with Chemical Engineering Career Discussion immediately following – Afterwards, a tour of the campus will be available.


Location: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5500 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47803 - Get driving instructions at: http://www.rose-hulman.edu/contactus/directions/. The main entrance to Rose-Hulman is on north side of US 40. We will meet at 5:50 p.m. in the first parking lot on the left and then go to the meeting room.  


About Rose-Hulman:  More than 200-acre campus east of Terre Haute, Indiana with almost 2,000 students, Rose-Hulman is one of the nation's top undergraduate engineering, science, and mathematics colleges. The U.S. News & World Report's 2010 survey of higher education for the 11th  consecutive year lists Rose-Hulman as the No.1 engineering institution whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's. For additional info: www.rose-hulman.edu


Dinner: Subway sandwiches, chips and soda will be served. The meal is sponsored by the Indianapolis Section of AIChE.         


RSVP:  Please contact Alan Schmidt at aschmidt at idem.in.gov or (317) 233-5190, if you have any questions. We will have a carpool leaving the Indianapolis area at about 4:30 p.m. Let us know if you plan to attend.

From the Chairman …


We need a few chemical engineers!!! We will be traveling to the Rose-Hulman campus for our next meeting. This will be a great time to meet the AIChE students and share your work experiences. About 25 students will be there to listen. Hope to hear from you soon. Perhaps some chemical engineering alumni would be interested in going.    


Best regards,


Tom Leas PE

Chairman, Indianapolis Section of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)  


Meeting Activities for Indianapolis 2010



April 28, 2010

Joint Meeting with Purdue Student Chapter,
West Lafayette; 6 p.m.

May 18, 2010

Annual Meeting and Election of Officers/ Dinner 5:30 p.m.

June 2010              

Indianapolis Indians baseball game, Victory Field, Indianapolis 6:45 p.m.

Welcome to AIChE 
The global professional community for nearly 40,000 chemical engineers in 93 countries. AIChE provides members with technical resources as well as tools to manage their careers and lives.

Renew your yearly AIChE membership for 2010 @ 2010 Membership Renewal

Visit the http://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 those shown below;

Job Hunting?
CareerEngineer is still the only job posting system built exclusively for chemical engineers. New listings appear daily. Be sure to visit CareerEngineer at http://www.aiche.org/apps/careerengineer/index.asp.       


Also from AIChE National


·         SBE’s Second International Conference on Stem Cell Engineering - May 2-5, 2010 Hyatt Harborside Hotel - Boston, MA.


·         Leadership Development Conference - June 4-6, 2010 - Kingsport, TN

·         AIChE’s 2010 Process Development Symposium: Energy Challenges for Process Development - June 27-30, 2010 - The Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO.


·         The 5th International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Co-sponsored by Society for Biological Engineering (SBE)
- August 1-4, 2010 - Biopolis, Singapore.


·         2010 AIChE Midwest Regional Conference - September 30 - October 1, 2010 - Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.


·         2010 AIChE Annual - November 7-12, 2010 - Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT.  See http://www.aiche.org/Conferences/AnnualMeeting/index.aspx

The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. A wide range of subjects relevant to latest research and newest technologies in emerging growth areas will be covered.

Highlights of the 2010 meeting will include:

-62nd Institute Lecture
-Professional Progress Award Lecture
-SBE’S James E. Bailey Award Lecture

Plus, topical conferences on Environmental Sustainability, Hydrogen, Oil, and Gas Production, Nanotechnology in Medicine, and Green Process Engineering.

Call for Officers – Indianapolis AIChE

We are looking for members who would like to become officers for the 2010-2011 year including those wishing to start the climb to the role of Section Chairmanship.  There are committee chair openings, if you can help or have an interest, the officers will help you with a committee.

Science and Engineering Presentations:
Scientech meetings are held nearly every Monday at the Northside Knights of Columbus just west of Keystone on 71st Street starting at 11:15 am with a buffet luncheon ($10.00 or $2.00 for beverages only). Announcements and introductions are at noon, followed by the presentation which continues to 1 pm. Some meetings may be replaced with a tour of some place of interest. Any exceptions are noted in the calendar listing below.


Calendar of Events


·         April 26 - Assisted Reproductive Technology: What can we do? Should we do it? - Dr. Marguerite Shepard

·         May 3 - Building a Science and Technology Program in an Urban High School – Scott Bess

·         May 10 - Climbing Mount McKinley – Chris Betelak

·         May 17 - Cities and the Talent Dividend - Chancellor Charles Bantz

·         May 24 - 2 "Js" and a "B" - US Route 66 – Bonnie Carter


May 31 - NO MEETING – Memorial Day



For further details contact Dr. Alan Schmidt at (317) 233-5190 or 865-3545.  For later Monday programs check the Scientech calendar at Scientech Presentation Schedule

Fellow Chemists:  The Indiana Section of the American Chemical Society is proud to announce its newly refurbished Indiana Section Website…


Indiana Local Section - Home

Officers for 2009 - 2010


Thomas Leas, IDEM, 317-234-4051  


Alan Schmidt, IDEM, 317-233-5190


John Elliott, IDEM, 317-233-0703

Past Chairman

Michael Wertz, Heritage Enviro. Servs., 317-486-2778


Karl Schnelle, Dow AgroSciences LLC, 317-337-3140

Newsletter Editor

Kevin Keating, Eli Lilly, 317-651-1698


Link to Indianapolis chapter website:   http://www.indyaiche.org