American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Indianapolis Section

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August 2010 Newsletter

Editor: Kevin Keating



September Meeting – Networking - Planning / Dinner Meeting


Date:  Tuesday, September 7, 2010. 


Schedule:  5:30 PM for Dinner and Networking followed by a Planning Meeting


Description:  Please plan on joining us for our first meeting of the 2010-2011 Local Section Year, our Networking and Planning Meeting including introduction of this year’s Officers. We will partake in a buffet dinner followed by our meeting with introduction of Officers.  You can find additional information for this meeting below in the From the Chairman… section.  As always, spouses and guests are welcome to join us, so please mark your calendars now.   After the meal and discussion we will carpool or caravan to the nearby Eagle Creek Park on 56th Street for a hike, perhaps around Lilly Lake.   


Location:  Imperial Palace Restaurant, 5510 Lafayette Road, Suite 230, Indianapolis, IN.


RSVP:   Please RSVP to Alan Schmidt at alan.schmidt at att.net or at his cell phone – 317-695-5741.  Please provide your name, company, and telephone number to be included on a meeting networking list.  



Price:  To encourage attendance, the meal cost for local AIChE section members will be covered by the local section. 



From the Chairman …


Our first meeting of the 2010 program year will be an activity to get acquainted, network, and help plan the rest of the year.   We will meet Tuesday, September 7 at 5:30 PM for dinner at Imperial Palace, 5510 Lafayette Road, Suite 230, Indianapolis, IN 46254.  They have a large selection of authentic Chinese Cuisine in a quiet air-conditioned setting.  The meal cost will be covered by the local chapter for the Indianapolis Section of AIChE members.  Non-members may join the section for $11.   After the meal and discussion we will carpool or caravan to the nearby Eagle Creek Park on 56th Street for a hike, perhaps around Lilly Lake.  
Please RSVP to your chairman by e-mail to alan.schmidt at att.net or call my cell phone at 317 695-5741.  Last moment arrivals are welcome also, it just helps to have some expectation of the response.        
Directions:  The Imperial Palace is in the middle of a strip mall in the southwest corner of 56th Street and Lafayette Road.  5510 Lafayette Road, Suite 230, Indianapolis, IN 46254  Going north on I-65, pass the 38th street exit, get off on exit 121 turn right (north) on Lafayette Road, enter the strip mall on your left just south of 56th street.  Going north on I-465 get off at 56th Street, proceed east (right) on 56th and a mall entrance is on the right just before Lafayette Road or on the right after turning right onto Lafayette Road.  From the east, take 56th Street to the west, turn left onto Lafayette Road and the mall is on your right.
If someone would like their company featured in an upcoming AIChE plant tour please e-mail or call to let me know.  October 2010 or in 2011 would be good times for plant tours.  Letting me know on availability of a room for an evening speaker would also be helpful.  
Saturday, November 6, 2010 is Chemistry day at the Children's Museum that we provide an activity for.  Monday November 15 will be your Chairman's Scientech luncheon presentation on "Solutions to Mysteries of Life and the Universe from sciencedaily.com".
Sincerely yours,


Dr. Alan Dale Schmidt

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











Meeting Activities for Indianapolis 2010 - 2011



September 7, 2010  

Networking and Planning Meeting

October 2010


November 2010


December 2010


January 2011


February 2011


March 2011


April 2011


May 2011


June 2011





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56th Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium
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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.



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


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Officers and Volunteers for 2010 - 2011


Dr. Alan Dale Schmidt, IDEM, 317-233-5190


Jonathan Adams, Purdue Univ. , 317-250-0754


John Elliott, IDEM, 317-233-0703

Past Chairman

Thomas Leas, IDEM, 317-234-4051 


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

Newsletter Editor

Kevin Keating, Eli Lilly, 317-651-1698

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