National Capital Section|
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
The 2013 NCS embassy meeting will take place Thursday, May 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Embassy of Switzerland. The embassy features a one of a kind “sustainable design” using passive solar energy with a green roof. The embassy is located at 2900 Cathedral Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008.
4:30 – 5:00 Arrival
5:00 – 6:00 Lecture conducted by Swiss Counselor of Science
6:00 – 8:00 Network reception at Swiss Residence on the grounds of the embassy including appetizers, drinks and a buffet dinner. Please bring your business card for potential collaboration with the Swiss, a sign-up sheet will also be available.
The cost of this event is $15 for AIChE NCS members and free for students. Please RSVP no later than
May 10th to:
Cynthia DeBisschop: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions and parking: The Embassy of Switzerland is located at 2900 Cathedral Avenue, NW. Parking on the Embassy grounds is available, but limited. The Residence of the Ambassador of Switzerland is located at 2920 Cathedral Avenue and is on the same grounds as the Embassy. There will be parking attendants who will direct you, simply state that you are arriving for the Chemical Engineers event. The embassy is located near the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Metro stop.
Please mark your respective calendars to indicate that members of the National Capital and the Tidewater Virginia Sections of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers will be visiting the Blue & Gray Brewpub starting at 10:00 a.m. for tours and lunch on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Note that this is a repeat of the highly successful Oct. 20th joint meeting and tour. Directions from Interstate Highway 95 can be found at http://classic.mapquest.com/mq/10-OZNyKqcF2HbfhDlqRAiZ
The event is scheduled to conclude by 2pm.
The annual ExxonMobil/NCS student awards lunch took place on March 26. Each year students from Howard University and the University of Maryland, ExxonMobil employees, and NCS members participate in this event.
The event took place at the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering in Fairfax, Virginia (click here for a map). The schedule is as follows:
|12:00pm||Arrival and posters|
|12:30pm||Welcome by Eric Taylor and Mike McKenny|
|12:50pm||Lunch in the atrium|
|1:10pm||Keynote discussion by Mark Shores, Sr. VP Global Business Units|
On Thursday, March 7th AIChE NCS will host Jarad Daniels, Director, Office of Planning and Environmental Analysis of the U.S. Department of Energy to discuss the Global Perspective on Coal Demand and Clean Coal Technology Challenges and Opportunities at:
L.K. Downing Hall
2300 6th St. N.W.
The schedule is as follows:
6:30 - 7:30 Opening Remarks and informal dinner
7:30 - 8:15 DOE Presentation
8:15 - 9:00 Questions
During this event students will have an opportunity to discuss possible internship positions with the DOE and meet several young employees, RESUMEs WILL BE COLLECTED.
The event is free for students and $12 for all non-students, please RSVP to Cynthia DeBisschop.
|Director||Basil C. "Bill" Doumas|
|Director||Nam Sun Wang|
A joint meeting of the National Capital and Tidewater Virginia AIChE Local Sections took place in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Members toured the Blue and Gray Brewing Company (3300 Dill Smith Drive, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408). Guided by Lori Fitzpatrick, members learned the basics of the brewing process from start to finish. Participants sampled their four year-round beers as well as seasonal beers, tasting directly from fermenters.
After lunch, participants walked to the A. Smith Bowman Distillery where Truman Cox, Master Distiller described the processing and distilling operations.
Directions from Interstate Highway 95 can be found at http://classic.mapquest.com/mq/10-OZNyKqcF2HbfhDlqRAiZ
|The 2012 NCS embassy meeting took place Wednesday, May 16th from 6:00 to 9:00pm at the Embassy of Austria. The embassy is located at 3524 International Court Northwest Washington, DC. The program consisted of a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and a presentation by the Austrian embassy.|
The lunch meeting took place on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 12:30pm - 2:30pm at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering in Fairfax, Virginia (click here for a map). The schedule was as follows:
12:30pm Arrival / Greetings / Posters -- Various EM Engineers
1:00pm Welcome / Introduction / Icebreaker -- Eric Taylor and Mike McKenny
1:15pm Luncheon in the Atrium
1:30pm Keynote Discussion -- Kenny Warren (VP-Engineering)
1:45pm Recognition of Award Recipients -- AIChE NCS and university faculty
2:00pm - 2:15pm Conclusion and Final Remarks -- Eric Taylor and Mike McKenny
The NCS would like to thank Mike McKenny, Eric Taylor, and Kenny Warren of ExxonMobil for their efforts in making this event happen.
Larry Grogan, President of Grogan Advisory Services, "Shifting Into Second Gear - An Economic Recovery for 2011?"
Abstract: At this point, it feels like the economy is shifting into second gear. Holding us back are major elements of the economy that are refusing to cooperate - stubborn unemployment and a flat housing market. But the news is not all bad. There are multiple signs that the economy is returning to wealth. We will review some reasons to be optimistic and some reasons to be cautious. Then we'll offer some ideas on how all of this impacts you as the investor.
|Where:||Il Porto restaurant in Old Town Alexandria, VA|
|When:||6pm, reception; 7pm dinner; 9pm adjourn|
|Cost:||$32/person, students are free|
Directions from I 95 can be found at http://classic.mapquest.com/mq/10-OZNyKqcF2HbfhDlqRAiZ
The annual NCS Embassy meeting was held on May 16 at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC. The highlights of the evening were an elegant dinner of traditional Czech dishes and Pilsner Urquell and a presentation by Mr. Josef Dvoracek, Head of the Economic and Commercial Section of the embassy.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Capital Section and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering 2011 Award Luncheon Outstanding Achievement Award for Chemical Engineering Students
11:30am - 2:00pm ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, Fairfax, Virginia, with a welcome by Gary Cheng (Process Engineer - Lubes and Specialties), luncheon in the atrium, keynote discussion
by Patty Sparrell (Manager - Plant Engineering Department), recognition of award recipients, and conclusion and final remarks by Mike Bober (EM Engineering Training Advisor)
This lunch event was generously supported by ExxonMobil.
|The NCS has a long tradition of supporting the Family Day activities that are a part of National Engineer's Week. For the last 10 years, NCS member Jill Clauss has led this effort, recruiting a number of SWE volunteers to make and distribute thousands of samples of slime.|
|On Wednesday February 2, 2011 a joint AIChE-ACS meeting was held featuring Dr. Maria Burka, President of AIChE and Dr. Nancy Jackson, President of ACS. Drs. Burka and Jackson presented the plans and initiatives for 2011 for the AIChE and ACS, respectively. The meeting took place in Marvel Hall of the American Chemical Society headquarters, located at 1155 16th NW, Washington, DC.|
2006 Nobel Laureate, Dr. John Mather, at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. Mather’s talk, “From the Big Bang to the Nobel Prize and on to James Webb Space Telescope and the discovery of alien life” showcased the history of the universe in a nutshell, from the Big Bang to now, and on to the future – John Mather told the story of how we got here, how the Universe began with a Big Bang, how it could have produced an Earth where sentient beings can live, and how those beings are discovering their history.
The 2010 NCS embassy meeting took
place on Wednesday, May 26th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Embassy of Finland. The embassy is located at
3301 Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, DC. The program consisted of dinner, followed by a presentation
by Kyosti Sysio on safe and sustainable chemical manufacturing.
Dinner consisted of a buffet that including Graavilohta,tillikastike (Gravlax, dill sauce), Silliä venäläiseen tapaan (Herring ala russe), Paahtofilee kuutiot (Roasted beef cubes with barbeque sauce), Kanafritit (Chicken tenders), Pastasalaatti (Pasta salad), Vihersalaatti (Green salad), Parsasalaatti (Aspargus salad), Loimulohi,perunasose (Broiled salmon with mashed potatoes), Ankkarisotto (Duck risotto), Omenapaistos,vaniljajäätelö (Apple pie, vanilla ice cream), Pullavanukas (Bread pudding), Hedelmämarjasalaatti (Fruit/berry salad), plus an additional vegetarian option.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Capital Section and ExxonMobil Research and
Engineering held their annual award luncheon on April 13, 2010. This event brings together students
from the University of Maryland and Howard University, NCS members, and ExxonMobil engineers to present
the Outstanding Achievement Award for Chemical Engineering Students at the University of Maryland and Howard University.
|As part of this year's event, Dr. Maria Burka gave a short presentation on the benefits of joining AIChE to the students; she also gave an overview of new AIChE initiatives aimed at chemical engineers in the early stages of their careers. Dr. Burka is program director of the Process and Reaction Engineering program in the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) Division of the National Science Foundation and is the President-Elect of the AIChE.|
|Ms. Rebecca Roehmer of the University of Maryland and Mr. Taiwo Oneniyi of Howard University were selected for the Outstanding Achievement Awards. Both are senior chemical engineering students with strong academic records and a history of service to their student AIChE chapters. Shown in the photograph from left to right are Professor Ray Adomaitis and Rebecca Rhoemer of the University of Maryland, Dr. Maria Burka of NSF and AIChE, and Taiwo Oneniyi and Professor Ramesh Chawla of Howard University.|
|Director||Basil C. "Bill" Doumas|
For more information on NCS activities, please visit the NCS listserv archive at https://listserv.umd.edu/archives/ncs.html.
Last updated: 18 December 2012