Author: John Vasko

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John Vasko

Name: John Vasko

Bio: John Vasko is a social media strategist, blogger, and community manager for AIChE's ChEnected portal. He has more than 15 years’ experience in consulting with companies to develop and improve their digital media brands. John specializes in creating content strategies, digital product development, and social media marketing.

November 25th, 2014

Herb Cabezas on Analysis Techniques for Energy-Water-Food Nexus

By John Vasko
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Herb Cabezas, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), presented approaches for analysis of complex systems such as the energy-water-food nexus at the AIChE’s World Café during the Annual Meeting. He sat down with ChEnected to discuss some of the basic concepts.

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November 19th, 2014

2014 Bailey Award Winner Douglas Clark On Jay Bailey’s Influence

By John Vasko
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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Interviews: 2014 Annual Meeting

Douglas Clark of UC Berkeley talks with SBE’s Evan Flach about winning the 2014 Jay Bailey Award and Bailey’s influence on his research in biochemical engineering.

Learn more about Douglas Clark.

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November 18th, 2014

2014 ASC Chem-E-Car Competition in Action [photos]

By John Vasko
2014 Chem-E-Car Competitor
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series 2014 Chem-E-Car Finals

Photo highlights from the Chem-E-Car finals in Atlanta. Can you spot your university’s team?

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November 17th, 2014

Highlights from 2014 Honors Ceremony at AIChE’s Annual Meeting

By John Vasko
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The 2014 Institute and Board of Directors’ Award winners were given at the Honors Ceremony at the Annual Meeting in Atlanta. These are AIChE’s most prestigious awards, honoring eminent chemical engineers for career accomplishments, service to society, and service to the Institute. See photos!

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November 16th, 2014

Congratulations to University of Iowa, 2014 ASC ChemE Jeopardy Winners!

By John Vasko
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The University of Iowa team won the this year’s Annual Student Conference ChemE Jeopardy competition! They had strong competition with other finalists Louisiana State University and UC Berkeley.

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November 15th, 2014

Saw You at the Student Bash… [Photos]

By John Vasko
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Tonight’s student conference party was jam-packed with dancing, fun, and photos! Take a look.

See all the photos!

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November 15th, 2014

Chem-E-Car Competitors at the 2014 Annual Student Conference

By John Vasko
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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series 2014 Chem-E-Car Finals

The 2014 Annual Student Conference Chem-E-Car Competition starts Sunday, November 16 AT 1:30 pm. This year’s competition is being held at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex at Georgia Tech. If your’e headed there from the conference, there are shuttle buses running back and forth from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Check back […]

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November 15th, 2014

AIChE Annual Student Conference Opens with Record Attendance

By John Vasko
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More than 1,800 students gathered this morning to open the conference and were addressed by keynote speaker CEO & Chairman John Brock of Coca-Cola Enterprises.

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November 14th, 2014

Student Welcome Mixer Kicks off the 2014 Annual Student Conference

By John Vasko
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The 2014 Annual Student Conference kicked off in Atlanta on Friday at the Welcome Networking Mixer. AIChE students and young professionals from around the world gathered for the evening before the student conference began. Take a look at some of the photos from the event:

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November 13th, 2014

World Café: Energy Water Food Nexus at the 2014 Annual Meeting

By John Vasko
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The World Café will focus on the global grand challenge of energy, water and food. The session aims to build awareness of the challenge and highlight the roles chemical engineering expertise can play in addressing the systems integration and technology needs resulting from the interconnected nature of these global issues. The discussion will continue on AIChE’s Linkedin Group.

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