Archive:October, 2010

October 31st, 2010

Lend a Hand while you’re in Salt Lake City

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Volunteers Needed to Lead Hands-On Lessons in a Local Middle School

AIChE’s K-12 Outreach Committee is conducting an on-site learning exercise designed to introduce middle school students to chemical engineering. Volunteers are needed to lead individual classroom sessions on Monday, November 8 at 9AM.

The goal of this visit is to introduce […]

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October 30th, 2010

More from Members on AIChE’s Annual Meeting and Membership

By Lowell Aplebaum | Comments (1)

Yogendra Shastri and Jan Mangual on the Value of the AIChE Annual Meeting and Membership:
[Attending the AIChE Annual Meeting gives me] increased awareness about the important research topics and greater understanding of the research work being conducted by peers.

[As a member I get] access to information through publications, webinars and […]

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October 29th, 2010

Response to CEP Editorial: Seeking More Respect for Engineers—Case for Action

By May Shek | Comments (4)
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In the October Edition of the CEP, Editor-in-Chief Cynthia Mascone has urged all engineers to step up to the challenge of seeking more respect for engineers.  The article can be found here.

I have a personal passion in sharing what I do as an engineer with students. I did not have […]

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October 29th, 2010

New TV Show ‘Dean of Invention’ Looks at Scientist’s Cutting-Edge Technologies

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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What do you give a man who has over 400 patents (which include the insulin pump, robotic prosthetics and the Segway–beloved by mall cops everywhere.) ? At this point in his career—his own TV show. Dean Kamen serves as host and informed guide on “Dean of Invention,” which airs on […]

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October 28th, 2010

Warning: Stop Washing Your Hands or the Goldfish Dies

By Kent Harrington | Comments (7)
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Washing our hands. In the morning. Before and after meals. Usually before bed. Joined with tooth-brushing and a quick gargle. Rinse, spit, smile and gone. It’s unconscious—revealing more about your early childhood training than actual hygiene. Lots of water gurgling lazily down the drain.

We also know friends, loved ones who just […]

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October 28th, 2010

After School Special—A Road Map to AIChE

By Brian Daly | Comments (6)

In the spirit of the new school year, I thought I’d educate some young professionals and students about how AIChE works. The hope is that you’ll discover which areas of AIChE seem most interesting to you, either personally or professionally.

I’ve been around a bit as a volunteer of AIChE and […]

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October 27th, 2010

Moiz Says: “Take My Word For It”

By Lowell Aplebaum | Comments (1)
Moiz Diwan

Moiz Diwan on the Value of the AIChE Annual Meeting and Membership:

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During my PhD, I  learned how the energy sector evolved and last year after joining Abbott I learned many new fundamentals pertaining to my new job in pharmaceutical industry. [At the AIChE Annual Meeting] […]

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October 27th, 2010

The Performance Appraisal System: Part 2 of Effective Employee Performance Management

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (3)
This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Tools and Tips for Successful Management and Leadership

A formal Performance Appraisal System is a necessity in a growing and successful business or organization. It demonstrates a consistency of understanding and formal communication of what is expected, what is applauded, and what is not acceptable. Everyone is on the same page, senior management, yourself, and the appraised employee.

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October 27th, 2010

Codes, Tags and Labels—Interpreting Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams [Part 4 of 5]

By Robert Cook | Comments (18)
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series How to Interpret Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams

P&IDs may be viewed as a database of equipment, devices, lines and various sundry items that make up a process plant. Like a properly designed database, the tagging method employed on P&IDs needs to be robust and extensible. This Part 4 reviews key considerations and presents techniques that can be applied.

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October 27th, 2010

Have You Heard of Wireless Electricity?

By John Vasko | Comments (0)

Think about it. Everything else is wireless. Why do we need cables to provide our electricity? From TEDtalksDirector:
Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech offers, and demos MIT’s breakthrough version, WiTricity — a near-to-market invention that may soon […]

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