American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Indianapolis Section

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September 2008 Newsletter

Editor: Kevin Keating



September Meeting – Networking - Planning / Dinner Meeting



Date:  Wednesday, September 17, 2008.


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

Description:  : Please plan on joining us for our first meeting of the year, our Networking and Planning Meeting including introduction of this year’s Officers. Please come and meet the new board members for the 2008/2009 term, dine, and then help us plan our upcoming monthly meetings.  You can find additional information for this meeting below.  Please mark your calendars now.  


Location:  Old Spaghetti Factory, 210 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis.  Located on the near south side of downtown Indianapolis just south of the monument and north of the Slippery Noodle.


RSVP:   If you are able to attend, please reply to Mike Wertz at mike.wertz at heritage-enviro.com or (317) 486-2778 so that we can reserve sufficient space at the restaurant.  Please provide your name, company, and telephone number to be included on a meeting networking list.

Price:   To encourage participation, the AIChE will pay for dinner.

Call for Officers – Indianapolis AIChE

We are also looking for members who would like to be active and 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 with 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 AIChE Midwest Regional Conference - September 22-23, 2008
University of Illinois at Chicago.   T
he Chicago Local Section has transitioned its Annual Fall Symposium into an AIChE regional meeting.  This program will continue its engineering practice focus and high school student outreach, and will add two very large specialty areas for the Midwest region- Pharmaceuticals and Environmental, Health and Occupational Safety.   http://www.aiche.org/Conferences/chicagoconference.aspx

Meeting Program Chairs

Mike Schultz, UOP: Mike.Schultz
Jeff Perl, PhD, Chicago Chem Consultants: jefferyperl
Kristine Chin, AIChE Staff Contact: krisc


·         2008 Annual Meeting - November 16-21, 2008 - Philadelphia Marriott & Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

… Also from AIChE National

The 2009 Board of Directors election is underway. Now is the time to cast your vote for our Institutes leadership. For information on the candidates running for election, please visit http://www.aiche.org/election.

Paper ballots have been mailed to all Fellows, Senior Members, and Members of the Institute. Yours should arrive shortly. We are also pleased to offer you the option of electronic proxy*. To use this electronic submission instead of a paper letter ballot, visit http://www.cssconsult.com/elections/AIChE2009. Your membership number will serve as your personal identification number. The same rigorous standards guarding your privacy will be applied to both paper ballots and electronic proxies. All paper letter ballots and electronic proxies must be received by October 7, 2008. Members can cast one vote only.

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 at aiche.org, 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



ICES All Engineering Banquet
Friday, October 17


When we started planning the networking event over a year ago, the goal was very simple – bring everyone together for a relaxed evening with an interesting technical program and support the ICES core mission of furthering education.   IEEE has received an offer to host the event from the Radisson, Indianapolis Airport on October 17th with a social hour beginning at 5:30pm and the dinner program starting at 7:00pm.  Programming for the event will not change.

ASME and IEEE’s executive committees are in the process of notifying our speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors about the venue change and reduced expected attendance.  We do not anticipate anyone “bailing out,” but want to reconfirm all speakers and programming prior to signing the contract with the Radisson.  New announcements are also in the works and will be available shortly. 

This site also features free parking and is more convenient to I-465 and I-70 than a downtown location.  Lastly, the reduced financial risk will allow for significantly better scholarship funding.

Going forward we ask that everyone takes 15 minutes to spread the word to others in your organization and share this event with at least one corporate contact outside your organizations.  There are still plenty of opportunities to place exhibits, sponsor tables, and otherwise be involved.  To support these efforts, the early registration and member-discounts have been extended through September 30th.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.

I look forward to seeing everyone in October,

--Dan Gallagher—

Event Coordinator



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