National Capital Section|
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
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: 18 December 2012