American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Indianapolis Section

visit us at www.indyaiche.org

October 2008 Newsletter

Editor: Kevin Keating




October Meeting – ICES All-Engineering Networking Banquet



Date:  Friday, October 17, 2008.


Description:  Speaker: Jim Trueblood, VP of High Horsepower Engineering at Cummins.


Schedule:  5:00 PM for Dinner followed by a Program of Speakers


Location:  Radisson Hotel, Indianapolis Airport, 2500 S. High School Road, Indianapolis.


RSVP:   If you are able to attend, please reply to Dan Gallagher (dpgallagher at msn.com) so that sufficient space can be reserved.

Price:   $55/person 

Sponsor:  The Indiana Council of Engineering Societies (ICES) - ICES exists to unite and coordinate the professional engineering societies within Indiana and to promote education in engineering, math, science, and technology.  http://www.cis-ieee.org/


From the Chairman …


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


October 17 – Indiana Council of Engineering Societies (ICES) Networking Reception and Awards Banquet; Radisson Hotel, Indianapolis Airport, 2500 S. High School Rd; 5:00 p.m.


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 or by phone at (317) 486-2778.



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.


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

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.


Also from AIChE National


·         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.


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


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



Also from AIChE NationalNew Contact Numbers

Effective September 5, 2008, the telephone numbers for AIChE’s New York office will change.  Please be aware that after September 5th, you will not be able to reach AIChE’s New York staff members at the previous numbers as they will be disconnected.  


AIChE’s Customer Service department will remain the same at 800-242-4363.


As the Volunteer and Membership Activities Department works very closely with all of you, I’d like to highlight our numbers for your convenience.

Lowell Aplebaum, lowea, 646-495-1332
Sr. Professional, Students & Volunteers Activities

June Lee, junel, 646-495-1333
Volunteer & Membership Activities Assistant

Gordon Ellis, gorde, 646-495-1348
ChemE Car, Awards

Nina Scatton, ninas, 646-495-1331
Volunteer & Membership Activities Professional

Camille Belcuore, camib, 646-495-1321
AIChE Career, Professional Support & 
Financial Member Benefits

Felicia Guglielmi, felig, 646-495-1330
Director, Volunteer & Membership Activities

Join the Indianapolis Section of

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers


AIChE Celebrates


Saturday, November 8th from 10am – 3pm
Children's Museum of Indianapolis


The theme this year is

We are planning a number of really cool events to highlight various aspects of the Chemistry of Sports, and we would love to have you participate!
Many of you participated in or expressed an interest in participating in last year's event. We hope to make this year's event even better with some really cool events highlighting the Chemistry of Sports, but we need volunteers like you to get involved to pull it off.

Please discuss this with colleagues who might be interested in participating in a hands-on activity booth for your organization. Spaces are limited, and we nearly filled up last year. So please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to participate.

We hope to hear from you soon!

The Indiana Section's NCW events are made possible through the generous support of Dow Agrosciences, Eli Lilly and Company, and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.



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