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May 13th, 2012

Young Professionals Newsletter: Summer 2012

By Elizabeth J. H. Guenther | Comments (2)
Are you a student or young professional interested in: • Getting more involved in AIChE, but aren’t sure how? • Finding ways to get more involved with Student Regional Conferences? • Learning about the benefits of being a member of AIChE? • Learning more about what chemical engineering young professionals are doing across the country? If you answered yes to any of these questions, be sure to check out the third edition of the YP Newsletter (topics listed below, click on the title for full article). Also be sure to keep an eye on the YP feed on ChEnected for the latest about topics and events for Young Professionals.

Newsletter Topics:

AIChE After Graduation The transition from student to professional is not always an easy one, and the transition isn’t just made in the workplace but within organizations as well. If you are like many student members, you may not be aware of how to fit into AIChE as a professional and what the benefit is for maintaining your involvement. Business Case for Being a Young Professional in AIChE Today’s careers for chemical engineers are full of decisions regarding how we invest our time. The work-life balance is challenged from the time demanded from our employers. The time we can devote to ourselves for social activities, hobbies, family, and travel is constrained.  This lack of balance causes us to ask of activities outside of our careers, “What is the return?”. 2012 Spring Meeting: YPAB General Meeting Highlights At the 2012 Spring Meeting in Houston, YPAB held a General Meeting open to all young professionals that covered a variety of topics including YPAB’s 2012–2013 goals and the new YPAB organization structure. YPAB Open Positions: Call for Volunteers There are still many opportunities available to get involved in YPAB! Click on the link to learn more! YPAB Latest News After a very successful Spring Meeting, YPAB has shifted its focus to working on details for this year’s Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.  There are many updates from YPAB volunteer positions to its future name of YPC. What is CTOC? The Chemical Engineering Technology Operating Council (CTOC) oversees two major efforts on behalf of AIChE and the profession: first, the frontiers of chemical engineering—in other words, knowledge advancement; and second, the dissemination of that knowledge. What is ETPC? ETPC’s mission is to support AIChE and its initiatives. The committee develops procedures to address the needs of members and new equipment technologies, and updates procedures as the needs of the industry evolve. Spring Meeting 2012: YP Programming Highlights Young Professionals had a definite presence in Houston at the AIChE Spring Meeting. Regardless of your interests, technical or professional development, the Young Professional Committee co-sponsored, chaired, or participated in a session for you. Spring Meeting 2012: YP Networking Mixer Highlights Thank you to all the Young Professionals (YPs) who attended this year’s Spring Meeting Mixer. We had a great turnout of sixty YPs who were eager to get “Chenected” with the organization and more involved! Spring Meeting 2012: YP Service Project It was a beautifully sunny day in Houston, the volunteers had a great time, and the City of Houston truly appreciated the outreach effort. AICHE YP Advisory Board aims to include service in future conferences to demonstrate AICHE’s dedication to the communities and environment in which we live and operate. 2012 LSLW Meeting: Highlights AIChE held the first annual Local Sections Leaders Workshop (LSLW) on the weekend of March 31–April 1, 2012 at the University of Houston. The LSLW is a reorganization of the Leadership Development Conference – find out more! Highlight a Benefit: AIChE Career Advancement and Support AIChE prides itself on being a one-stop resource for the developing chemical engineer, and career advancement is a large part of this. Read more to see what is available! Highlight an AIChE Publication: Positive Displacement Pumps: A Guide to Performance Evaluation The first edition of Positive Displacement Pumps: A Guide to Performance Evaluation was published in 2007 by the Equipment Testing Procedures Committee (ETPC) of AIChE.  The ETPC’s goal is to release or update at least one testing procedure each year. Meet a Young Professional Local Section: Mid-Michigan The Mid-Michigan Section of AIChE (MMAIChE), through its events and outreach programs, provides local chemical professionals with opportunities for networking and developing their careers, and for promoting the value of science, technology, and engineering within the local community. Upcoming local YP Section Events Do you know what events your Local YP Section is hosting in the coming months? Are you new to town and looking to get more involved? Are you looking for more information about other YP local sections events to help in planning events for your own chapter? If so check out the list of upcoming events.

2 Responses to “Young Professionals Newsletter: Summer 2012”

  1. EMMANUEL HENRY says:

    hw can i becme a member since am stil in school in nigeria

  2. Emmanuel,

    Thanks for commenting! You can become a student member of AIChE for 7 USD at https://www2.aiche.org/solutionsite/Default.aspx?tabname=REGISTRATION&joinnow=AICHE&aicheskin=AICHE

    Feel free to email me (arjug@aiche.org) if you have any trouble.

    Regards,
    Arjun

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