American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Indianapolis Section

visit us at www.indyaiche.org

November 2008 Newsletter

Editor: Kevin Keating



Deecmber Extra Event: Join with the Society of Women Engineers

Society of Women Engineers - Central Indiana Section

Giving Back/Going Forward

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Registration       5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Program:

Welcome and Closing

Charity Nowling, President, SWE Central Indiana


Importance of Our Mission

Dr. Teri Reed-Rhoads, Asst. Dean of Undergraduate Education, Purdue University


Inspiring Section Program

Dana Bushouse, Coordinator of Volunteer & Intern Recruitment, Girls IncorporatedŽ


Benefits of Giving Back

Melissa Moran, PE, DEE, SWE Life Member and Section Co-founder


Win-Win Company Experience

Richard Erhardt, PE, DEE, Vice President, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Hors D’oeuvre Reception

RSVP by Nov 20

Amy Smitley - 317-594-3731

asmitley at pirnie.com


Thursday, December 4

Indianapolis-Marion County Central Library, One Liberty Square, 40 E. St. Cla ir Street 

[Central Library parking garage available for $2]

From the Chairman …


At September monthly meeting of the Indianapolis Section of the AIChE, we established the following schedule for our monthly meetings/events in 2008-09:



November 8 – National Chemistry Week Event; Indianapolis Children’s Museum; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


December – Holiday break


January 20 – Speaker: Tom Leas; Topic:  Catalytic Gasification; Location:  TBD


February 17 – Meeting with AIChE Student Chapter at Purdue University


March 17 – Plant Tour


April 21 – Guest Speaker


May 19 – Plant Tour


June – Indianapolis Indians Baseball Game; Victory Field



Although subject to change, our meetings will typically be held on the third Tuesday of the month, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Additional information will be provided in our monthly newsletters and on our website.  Please consider attending a monthly meeting, and bring a guest!


If you would like to volunteer to be a guest speaker or to host a plant tour, please contact me via e-mail at mike.wertz at heritage-enviro.com or by phone at (317) 486-2778.


On the Web – Indianapolis AIChE


We are back online with a new domain server!   This site should be seamless - identical to previous version.



Call for Officers – Indianapolis AIChE

If you would like to become more active and/or if you may want to become officers in future years, there are committee chair openings.  If you can help or have an interest, the officers will welcome you and help you learn to lead a committee.


Highlights from AIChE – Our 100 Years Anniversary


Informative and motivating sessions on group dynamics and team building, communications, goal setting, delegating, and presentations are part of this our 100 year celebration of chemical engineering.  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;


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.



ˇ         2008 Annual Meeting - November 16-21, 2008 - Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia Marriott & Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

This year, in celebration of AIChE's centennial, the AIChE Annual Meeting will feature special sessions that highlight chemical engineering innovations over the past 100 years, as well as a look into the future. It will also include 15 Core Programming Areas and 17 Topical Conferences focused on the latest developments in areas ranging from core chemical engineering fundamentals to emerging technologies in energy, sustainability, pharmaceuticals, bioengineering and nanotechnology. Over 5,000 attendees are expected to attend over 750 sessions scheduled for this year’s event.

ˇ         Science and the Emerging Bioeconomy for Executives - December 3-5, 2008, Scottsdale, AZ


ˇ         SBE's 2nd International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering  - January 17-20, 2009, Coronado, CA

Fellow Chemists:  The Indiana Section of the American Chemical Society is proud to announce its newly refurbished Indiana Section Website… http://membership.acs.org/i/indiana/index.html

Science and Engineering Presentations:
  Scientech meetings are held nearly every Monday at the Children’s Museum. They begin at 11:30 am with a buffet luncheon ($9.00). Announcements and introductions are at noon; followed by the presentation which continues to 1 pm.

Members of the audience may ask questions or make comments. The meeting ends promptly at 1:00pm. Museum personnel conduct special tours of new exhibits for Club members following some meetings. Other meetings may be replaced with a tour of some place of interest, usually on a major holiday. Any exceptions are noted on the calendar page of this site. Visitors at the luncheon meeting may also visit the Museum without further charge


Calendar of Events


Some meetings may be replaced with a tour of some place of interest, usually on a major holiday. Any exceptions are noted in the calendar listing below.   Following are the Scientech meetings scheduled for the near future:

Future Talks
November 10 - Present Day Cambodia and Vietnam - Bill and Lou Stanley
November 17 - State of Local and National Economies - Phil Powell
November 24 - Tour of State Museum Paleo Lab - Dee Slater


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

Officers for 2007 - 2008


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


Phillip Endres,  Eli Lilly,


John Elliott, IDEM, 317-233-0703

Past Chairman

Alan Schmidt, IDEM, 317-233-5190

Scholarship Committee



Chris Burcham, Eli Lilly, 317-651-6437

Professional Development

Elizabeth Robin, Eli Lilly, 317-651-6437

Government Relations

Alan Schmidt, IDEM, 317-233-5190


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

Student Chapter Advisor

Becky Smith, Eli Lilly, 317-277-6509

Public Relations

Becky Smith, Eli Lilly, 317-277-6509

Newsletter Editor

Kevin Keating, Eli Lilly, 317-651-1698