National Capital Section|
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Our distinguished speaker is Ms. Minh Ha Pham, Head of the French Scientific Department. She will discuss themes that include a new scientific French-U.S. partnership, and French scientific technical innovation through startups.
Formal, sit-down dinner prepared by renowned, authentic L’Artisan French chef (Menu item specifics to come soon!)
$45 for members and their guests
Free to first ten students*
*Special note to students: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your discount code BEFORE registering as required below.
Please RSVP at www.ncsdinnerfrench.eventbrite.com by Saturday September 12, preferably Tuesday September 8, to allow the embassy adequate planning and to ensure that you are on the “List of Attendees” which the French Embassy will need, in advance, for security reasons. Electronic prepayment is required to guarantee and complete your reservation.
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
**Attendees must show a photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, for access to the event.
Parking within the French Embassy premises is not possible. In addition to limited Reservoir Road metered (before 6:30 pm) and free (after 6:30 pm) street parking right in front of the embassy, there is paid parking at Georgetown University Hospital across the street from the embassy. The Leavey Parking Garage and Lot A are accessible from Georgetown University Hospital Entrance 1 (3800 Reservoir Rd, Washington, DC). A detailed map with the hospital location and Reservoir Rd geographically flipped, is available here.
Driving from I-495 Capital Beltway – Exit 49B at I-66E for Dunn Loring, VA. Take Rte 29N (Lee Hwy) toward Key Bridge. Make left on M St NW to Canal Rd NW, and stay straight to go onto Foxhall Rd NW. Turn right on Reservoir Rd NW. The French Embassy is on left, and Georgetown University Hospital Entrance 1 is on right. Driving from Washington, DC – Take Wisconsin Ave NW. Turn onto Reservoir Rd NW. Georgetown University Hospital Entrance 1 is on left, and the French Embassy is on right.
Taking a Metro Bus – Two Metro Bus lines, D2 and D6, will take you right to the main doors of the embassy.
Born out of a member’s suggestion, we bring you a members, friends, and family oriented Saturday picnic event. We request the pleasure of your company in a relaxed, beautifully wooded setting equipped for your enjoyment. Leave your chairs, blankets, cooler, and the trunk full of items you usually carry to a picnic, at home!! River Falls Club has plenty of tables & chairs (indoor & outdoor), and umbrellas for shade (outdoor). NCS will supply mostly homemade food, so rest assured we’ll do the cooking. Bring just yourself, your guests (and your swimsuit/towel/sunscreen, and tennis racquet/balls or basketball if you wish), and get ready for some fun!! The outdoor activities are optional, and you can simply relax outdoors after lunch if you prefer.
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch in the River Falls Clubhouse (Rain or Shine!)
12:30-3:30 pm Outdoor Activities for Your Enjoyment (Optional) Tennis, Basketball, Swimming, Playground
Please RSVP at www.ncspicnicsummer.eventbrite.com by Wednesday August 19, to allow adequate food planning. Space is limited to 39 persons, so we encourage you to sign up early. Electronic prepayment is required to guarantee and complete your reservation.
River Falls Clubhouse
7915 Horseshoe Lane
Potomac, MD 20854
**Attendees will receive pool passes upon arrival at the event.
River Falls Clubhouse has a free parking lot, and there is free street parking on Horseshoe Lane. Driving from I-495 Capital Beltway – Exit 41 onto Clara Barton Parkway West toward Carderock, MD. At first traffic light make left onto Macarthur Boulevard. At next traffic light make right onto Brickyard Rd. Turn left onto Horseshoe Lane. River Falls Clubhouse is on left.
Driving from Washington, DC - Take M St NW to Canal Road to Clara Barton Parkway West. At the end of Clara Barton Parkway at the traffic light, make left onto Macarthur Boulevard. At next traffic light make right onto Brickyard Rd. Turn left onto Horseshoe Lane. River Falls Clubhouse is on left.
|Director||Nam Sun Wang|
|Director||Milind B. Ajinkya|
Members of the National Capital & Tidewater Virginia Local Sections of AIChE and the Fredericksburg Area Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association are invited to tour the Blue & Gray Brewing Company facility and learn the basics of the brewing process from start to finish. Participants will have the opportunity to sample the four year-round beers as well as seasonal beers. Sample beers straight from the tanks as you learn how to brew!
A short walk will take you to the A. Smith Bowman Distillery (website) where a guide will describe the processing and distilling operations. A recent addition to the processing equipment is George, a 500-gallon still named after the patriarch of the Bowman family. It takes its place next to Mary, the existing whiskey still, which was named after Mary Hite Bowman, George’s wife. After completing both tours, attendees may enjoy a lunch (self-pay) at Lee’s Retreat Brewpub back at the site of the Blue & Gray Brewing Co. Individuals may order from the menu.
Registration This event is FREE to all attendees. To secure your spot, please RSVP by June 24, 2015.
The Blue & Gray Brewing Co. is located in the Bowman Center across from the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds. Lee's Retreat Brewpub is also at this location. From the North (I-95): Take Exit 130A, Rt. 3 east. Exit right onto Rt. 2 & 17 South toward Bowling Green. Make a left at the 3rd light into Spotsylvania County Business Park (Bowman Center). Follow signs.
From the South (I-95): Take Exit 126 onto Rt. 1 North. Make a right onto Mine Rd. Go 3 miles to the 3-way stop and make a left on to Lansdowne Rd. Make a right on to Rt. 2, then a quick left into Spotsylvania County Business Park (Bowman Center). Follow signs. From Downtown Fredericksburg: Follow Princess Anne St. under the railroad tracks to the stop sign. Make a right and then a left at light onto Rt. 2 & 17 South. Travel through 5 lights (.85 mile) and make a left into Spotsylvania County Business Park (Bowman Center). Follow signs.
From King George and South Stafford: Take Rt. 3 west to the Rt. 3 bypass. Cross the river and exit right for Rt. 2 & 17 South. Make a left at the light. Then a left at the 4th light into Spotsylvania County Business Park (Bowman Center). Follow signs.
Smith Bowman Distillery
1 Bowman Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
The A. Smith Bowman Distillery is just a short walk from the Blue & Gray Brewing Company. We will walk over as a group.
Time: 5:30PM to 7:30
Where: Marvin’s @ 2007 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Why: Network with other Chemical Engineers in the National Capital area
Directions: Take the Green/Yellow line to the U Street Metro Station. Walk east on U Street until you reach 14th St NW and take a right. Marvin’s should be on your right. Take the steps up to the deck to enjoy happy hour on the deck! Go straight past the bar and down some steps to meet up with AIChE members. We will be wearing nametags that should make us easy to spot! Hope to see you there!
The University of Maryland hosted the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional AIChE Student Conference on April 10-11, 2015. The conference agenda contained an undergraduate research paper competition that attracted outstanding entries. Paper presentations were judged by members of the AIChE National Capital Section, including: Dr. Milind B. Ajinkya, Dr. Cynthia DeBisschop, Dr. Marshall Lih, Dr. Treniece Terry, Dr. Nam Sun Wang, and Dr. Robert Wellek. AIChE National Capital Section also contributed professional speakers for the conference and helped to sponsor the event.
Where: US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock, Potomac, Maryland
When: Tour will start from the Visitor Center at 12noon, April 30 (Thursday). The tour will end and the group will be discharged at 2:30pm.
Check-in & Parking: Please bring a government issued ID (driver's license or passport; a student ID will not do). After checking in at the Visitor Center, you will be directed to park not in the Visitor Center parking lot but within the base. After parking within the base, you will walk back and meet at the Visitor Center to start the tour as a group. Each driver must bring vehicle registration and proof of insurance (due to parking on the base).
Advance Registration Required. Open to everyone. Please RSVP at www.ncsnavaltour.eventbrite.com by Thursday April 23. US Citizenship is not required; however, if you are a non-US citizen, please register ASAP, to allow NSWC to process extra paperwork in a timely manner.
About the Tour (copied from www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/carderock)
"Carderock is the Navy's center of excellence for ships and ship systems. For over 100 years, Carderock has helped preserve and enhance the nation's presence on and under the seas. Carderock is the full-spectrum research and development, test and evaluation, engineering, and Fleet support organization for the Navy's ships, submarine, military watercraft, and unmanned vehicles."
"Carderock specializes in Ship Design & Integration; Environmental Quality Systems; Hull Forms & Propulsors; Structures and Materials; Signatures, Silencing Systems, and Susceptibility; Machinery Systems; and Vulnerability and Survivability Systems. The Division's expertise spans more than 40 disciplines, from electrical and mechanical engineering to computer engineering and physics."
"The tour covers the fascinating 100 year history of the Carderock Division and includes visits to various large testing facilities, many of which are unique, including the David Taylor Model Basin, Circulating Water Channel, Rotating Arm, and the Maneuvering and Seakeeping Basin, in addition the model shop where precise scale models of all Navy ships and submarines, (some as long as 40 feet) are constructed for testing in the basins."
Carderock employs a number of chemical engineers as well, and we will also learn about chemical engineers' fascinating contributions to naval ships. For example, our host Dr. Daphne Fuentevilla, an alum of the University of Maryland, College Park, works in batteries at Carderock.
Public Affairs and Information Committee: Serving Society and Interacting with Government
The Public Affairs and Information Committee (PAIC) is working to expand AIChE’s interaction with government, prioritize issues that impact chemical engineers, and develop tools for members conducting outreach at the grassroots level. Learn about the PAIC process, and the issues that are currently receiving the most attention.
Maria K. Burka is the current Chair of the AIChE Public Affairs and Information Committee. Dr. Burka is the director of the Process and Reaction Engineering (PRE) program at the National Science Foundation. Her responsibilities include evaluation and management of research and educational grants to academic institutions in the areas of chemical and biochemical reaction engineering, process control and process design.
She received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University, all in chemical engineering. She has been active in a number of professional organizations including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and was the President of AIChE for 2011.
Courtney Johnson, formerly with the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Democratic staff, joined the Alpine Group after nearly five years on Capitol Hill. She is currently engaged in a diverse work portfolio, which includes issues primarily within the healthcare, energy, and environment sectors. She has an extensive network on the Hill and in-depth knowledge of the legislative process.
Prior to joining the Alpine Group, Ms. Johnson worked in various capacities on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Democratic staff. During her tenure on the Committee, she focused primarily on issues associated with energy policy, but was familiar with the myriad of matters under the purview of the Committee. Ms. Johnson was involved with the numerous iterations of legislation which evolved into the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Ms. Johnson developed and has maintained strong relationships with staff on the both sides of the aisle on the Committee and in personal offices.
|5:30-6:30 pm||Networking/social hour (hors d’oeuvres, cash bar)|
|6:30-7:30 pm||Dinner (Formal program begins at 6:30 pm)|
|Chicken, manicotti, meat lasagna, or vegan entree|
|Tiramisu, Italian layered cake, black forest cake|
|Coffee, tea, iced tea, sodas|
|7:30-8:30 pm||Speaker presentations|
Driving from I-495 Capital Beltway - Exit at Rte 355 Bethesda, MD. Take Rte 355 (Wisconsin Ave) south toward downtown Bethesda. Make right on Woodmont Ave. Turn right on Old Georgetown Rd, and then make first right on Fairmont Ave at the BP Gas Station. Positano is on right.
Driving from Washington, DC - Take Wisconsin Ave to Bethesda, MD. Turn left on Old Georgetown Rd. Make your third right on Fairmont Ave.
From Bethesda Metro Station - Go up Old Georgetown Rd three blocks and make right on Fairmont Ave at the BP Gas Station.
Featuring Cyber Security Expert Dr. Ron Ross, NIST
Our increasing dependence on information technology for mission and business success has left us in a highly vulnerable position as a Nation. Finding ways to integrate cyber security concepts, principles, and best practices into our information systems and networks to achieve greater trustworthiness and resiliency is a top priority for organizations in the public and private sectors.
About the Speaker: Dr. Ron Ross is a Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), specializing in information security and risk management. He is a recognized national expert in cyber security and has received several highly prestigious awards including being inducted into the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Hall of Fame and given its highest honor of ISSA Distinguished Fellow. While assigned to the National Security Agency, he received the Scientific Achievement Award for his work on an inter-agency national security project and was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School specializing in artificial intelligence and robotics.
Event Begins at 6:30PM
Location: Busboys and Poets, 14th and V, Langston Room
2021 14th St, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Directions Busboys and Poets is located near the intersection of 14th Street and V Street. It is about a five-minute walk from the U Street/African American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo station accessible from Metro’s Yellow and Green Lines. Upon exiting the station, head west on U Street toward 13th Street, turn right on 14th Street, and you will see the destination on the right.
Each year, with the generous sponsorship of the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, AIChE-NCS presents an award to an outstanding student at each of our local universities' chemical engineering programs, Howard University and the University of Maryland, College Park. Two upcoming events have been scheduled to honor this year's recipients as follows. Members of NCS are invited to attend. The first award ceremony this Fall took place on UMD campus on September 30 and the second has been scheduled as follows. Members of NCS are invited to attend.
When: Monday, October 6, 2014; 11 AM -1 PM
Where: Reading Room (2019), L.K. Downing Hall (Engineering Bldg) (Near Main Gate, between Howard Pl. & College St., GeorgiaAve. & 6th St., NW) Howard University
Parking is limited during the day with meters on 6th and 7th streets and some side streets. Howard is accessible via Green and Yellow Lines Metro at Howard University/Shaw station, with a 10 minute walk northward along 7th Street NW which turns into Georgia Avenue. Engineering Bldg. is No. 26 on the campus map http://www.howard.edu/explore/map/).
Lunch is generously provided by ExxonMobil.
Please RSVP by October 4 at the sign-up site.
Each year, with the generous sponsorship of the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, AIChE-NCS presents an award to an outstanding student at each of our local universities' chemical engineering programs, Howard University and the University of Maryland, College Park. Two upcoming events have been scheduled to honor this year's recipients as follows. Members of NCS are invited to attend.
When: 6:30pm, September 30, 2014 (Tuesday)
Where: 2460 AV Williams Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Parking: There are many parking lots on campus that one can park after 4pm, but read the signs carefully to avoid being ticketed. After 4pm, you may park for free in Lot XX which is the first right off Paint Branch Drive across the street from the side of Glenn L. Martin Hall. Park in a "non-metered" spot. (The ones without the numbers painted on the pavement.) Lot XX is close to AV Williams Building. It is located at E6 in the campus map.
Dinner is generously donated by ExxonMobil.
Menu: Items catered by Sardis include: Rotisserie Chicken, Kabobs, Ravioli Rose, Fried Rice, Garden Salad, Dinner Rolls, Cookies, Beverages.
Please RSVP by September 28th at the sign-up site.
6:30pm Arrival / Greetings
6:45pm Welcome / Introduction / Icebreaker Danny Williams (EMRE Process Design Engineer)
7:20pm ExxonMobil Presentation Mike McKenny (EMRE Section Head) Bob Shuttleworth (Upstream Innovation Advisor, PhD)
7:50pm Presentation of Departmental Check Mike McKenny (EMRE Section Head)
8:00pm Recognition of Award Recipient from UMCP Marshall Lih (AIChE NCS Chair) & Sheryl Ehrman (Chair, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UMCP)
8:15pm-8:30pm Announcements / Conclusion and Final Remarks Mike McKenny (EMRE Section Head)
*Special thanks to Mike McKenny for his help planning this event
The detailed announcment for the ExxonMobil Award event at Howard University will be forthcoming.
When: 11:00am, October 6, 2014 (Monday)
Where: Howard University, Washington DC
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland
Celebrating two outstanding women scientists of Polish descent:
Venue: Polish Embassy, 2640 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 234-3800
Cost: $40 per person
Please RSVP to Cynthia DeBisschop at email@example.com before September 7th. Prepayment is required by September 9th to guarantee and complete your reservation, and to ensure that you are on the “List of Attendees” which the Polish Embassy will need, in advance, for security reasons.
The Polish Embassy is located near the intersection of 16th St. and Euclid Street in the Columbia Heights area of NW DC. It has limited street parking, and the formal program starts at 7:00 PM – so please allow ample time to find parking. It is about a 10-min walk from the Columbia Heights station of Metro’s Green Line.
Topic: Iranian Culture, Science, and Technology
Speaker: Dr. H. K. (Bernie) Huang, FRCR(Hon.), FAIMBE Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering University of Southern California
Dinner Cost: $35 per person
This month we have an unusual opportunity to learn about the culture of one of the greatest ancient civilizations of the World and the current scientific and technological status of a country that is foreign to the United States due to diplomatic estrangement for the past 35 years.
Our speaker, Dr. Bernie Huang, has had a long and distinguished career in the field of informatics, radiology, and biomedical engineering. Earlier he established the Biomedical Physics Graduate Program in three clinical departments at UCLA, and held Professorship of Radiology and Vice Chair at UCLA and UCSF. He has also lectured extensively overseas and collaborated with foreign colleagues, including being Chair Professor of Medical Informatics, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
In addition to research and scholastic work, Bernie also uses such opportunities to explore the culture and enjoy the recreational offering (e.g., scuba diving) of the countries he visits. The talk he is giving was the result of his repeated visits to Iran at the invitation of the colleagues there. He will speak on Persepolis - Ancient Capital of Persian, the art of historical engineering, the people, and state-of-the-art healthcare technology. We are sure that his talk will give us a much-needed glimpse and understanding of that country's scientific community and capability.
Please note: Your Executive Committee emissaries have negotiated a fabulous menu selection at a great price at a legendary restaurant known for its hot golden popovers. Please RSVP by May 27 at the NCS signup form. Once signed up, you are committed to come and pay at the door. Make checks payable to NCS/AIChE or Cash; no credit cards can be accepted. Vegetarian option by advanced request.
Driving Direction: Normandie Farm is approximately one mile north of the Potomac Village in Maryland. From the village center at MD190 (River Road) and MD189 (Falls Road), which is 3.5 miles west of the Beltway River Road exit, go north on Falls Road for about a mile. After the traffic light at Democracy Boulevard, the road curves to the left. On the right is the Bullis School and Normandie Farm is on the left across the road from the school. If one comes from the north on Falls Road, Normandie Farm is at the end of the county golf course on the right. See http://www.popovers.com/ for details.
|Director||Nam Sun Wang|
A joint meeting of the National Capital and Tidewater Virginia AIChE Local Sections is scheduled for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Fredericksburg, Virginia from 10am to 2pm.
Members will tour the Blue and Gray Brewing Company (3300 Dill Smith Drive, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408). Members will learn the basics of the brewing process from start to finish. Participants will have the opportunity to sample the four year-round beers as well as seasonal beers, tasting directly from fermenters.
After lunch, participants will walk to the A. Smith Bowman Distillery where the Master Distiller will describe the processing and distilling operations.
Directions from Interstate Highway 95 can be found at http://classic.mapquest.com/mq/10-OZNyKqcF2HbfhDlqRAiZ
Please email your intention to attend this event to Basil C. Doumas at firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name and affiliation. Lunch is on your own account. Order from the brewpub menu.
AIChE-NCS held its annual ExxonMobil Student Award Dinner and Ceremony honoring the accomplishments of University of Maryland and Howard University Chemical Engineering students. The awards event was preceded by Dr. Basil “Bill” Doumas and his fascinating talk, "The Top 10 Things Your Mom Never Told You About the Workplace and How to Succeed.”
The event was held at the University of Maryland College Park in the Jeong H. Kim building on April 23, 2014. For directions, please see www.eng.umd.edu/visitus/directions. Dinner will be catered by Corcoran.
Please RSVP by April 21st at the NCS signup form.
|6:30||Arrival and Greeting|
|6:50||Welcome and Introduction by AIChE NCS|
|Marshall Lih (AIChE NCS Chair)|
|Eric Taylor (ExxonMobil)|
|7:40||Keynote Presentation “The Top 10 Things Your Mom Never Told You About the Workplace and How to Succeed”|
|Introduction by David Pepson (Vice Chair and Program Chair of NCS)|
|Bill Doumas (Fellow and Former National President of AIChE)|
|Kara Katsarelis (ExxonMobil)|
|Marshall Lih (AIChE NCS Chair)|
*Special thanks to Mike McKenny for his help planning this event
Prof. Tom Barton, President of ACS and Mr. Otis Shelton, President of AIChE
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
ACS Hach Building (ACS Headquarters)
1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC
|6:00 pm||Social Hour / Check-in|
Basket of Garden Vegetables, Cheese Board, Sunburst Fruit Display
|8:00 pm||Featured Speakers: Prof. Tom Barton & Mr. Otis Shelton|
Cost: $30; chemical engineering students are free
Reservations: Make reservations by Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:00 noon at the NCS signup page. Please designate the names in your party and whether you would prefer chicken or salmon.
Directions: Directions: The ACS Hach Building is located at the corner of M & 16th Streets in Northwest Washington, four blocks north of the White House. Please note that 16th Street is two-way, and M Street is one-way west-bound.
Parking: Parking is available in nearby commercial parking garages (if you use a parking garage, please confirm that it is open past 10:00p.m., as some close earlier). Parking is also available on the street after 6:30 pm but be aware that most parking meters are in effect until 10:00 pm and may be limited to 2 hours. (You should check the individual meters for details and payment methods as some are no longer coin-operated.)
METRO: Blue/Orange Line: McPherson Square station or Red Line: Farragut West or Farragut North.
You also may wish to visit the ACS website at http://csw.sites.acs.org/meetings.htm
Please join AIChE NCS as we present Dr. Phillip R. Westmoreland, 2013 AIChE President and Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University. The subject of Professor Westmoreland's talk will be "Entering a Golden Age of Chemical Engineering." Additional information can be found at the AIChE blog.
The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 6:30-9PM at the China Garden Restaurant located at 1100 Wilson Boulevard in the Mall Level of the Twin Towers in Rossyln, VA. The telephone number of the restaurant is 703.525.5317. The restaurant is located near the Metro Red Line Rosslyn Station.
Cost is $30 per person, and tax and gratuity are included. Please RSVP to Cynthia DeBisschop Debisschopc@cna.org by Wednesday October 23, 2013.
Combination appetizer platter
Spicy salt scallops
Seafood and winter melon soup
Taro root duck
Filet mignon cubes
Tender bok choy (green)
Tangy fish filet
Yangchou fried rice
Orange and fried bananas
The 2013 NCS embassy meeting took 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. Members were encouraged to leave business cards for potential collaboration with the Swiss, a sign-up sheet also was available.
The cost of this event was $15 for AIChE NCS members and was free for students.
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.
Members of the National Capital and the Tidewater Virginia Sections of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers visited the Blue & Gray Brewpub starting at 10:00 a.m. for tours and lunch on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Note that this was 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 was 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: 26 September 2014