Upcoming Dinner Meetings - Monday, August 12th at the Pfizer Building; Tuesday, September 17th at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant; and Monday, October 21st at the Pfizer Building. Download latest flyer.

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Date: Monday, August 12th. A Special Summer Dinner Meeting. Topic: Addressing the Challenges Facing the Engineering Profession. Speaker: Salvatore Galletta, P.E., Engineering Auditor at NY City Department of Transportation, and an active member of the Metropolitan Engineering Societies Council, a New York group which also focuses on promoting the Engineering Profession. Details (including registration information) below. Reserve Now. Student Registration.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17th. Topic: Petrochemicals: The Disrupting Technology. Speaker: Peter H. Spitz, Founder and former President of the respected international consulting firm, Chem Systems Inc., and author of three books on the chemical industry. His most recent (May 2019) is "Primed for Success: The Story of Scientific Design Company" (How Chemical Engineers Created the Petrochemical Industry). [Book Review.] Venue: Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, 140 Second Ave (just south of East 9th Street), Manhattan. Full bio below. Meeting Details and Registration information will be added in mid-August.
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Dat: Monday, Oct. 21st. Topic: Consulting as an Expert Witness. Speaker: David M. Manuta, Ph.D., FAIC, Founder and Principal, Manuta Chemical Consulting, Inc. andPresident, Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers (ACC&CE). Venue: Pfizer HQ Building, 235 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Full bio below. Meeting Details and Registration information in due course.

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I Want You pix

Elections 2019: Nominations are now open.

We will be having an election in the next few weeks, as the following AIChE, Metro New York Section positions are nearing the end of their terms, and need to be filled: • Chair • Vice Chair • Secretary • Treasurer • Directors (four positions).

If you are Member of the local Section, expect a 2019 Ballot this week (week of July 29th) in your mailbox. We prepared a slate of Candidates, but welcome write-in candidates, as well.
Note: All Write-in Nominees must be both a Member of the National AIChE as well as the Local Section (Metro NY Section).

Deadline to Vote: Friday, August 16th, 4 pm ET.

Please let us know (
via email) if you have any questions or concerns.
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Date: Monday, August 12th. A Special Summer Dinner Meeting at the Pfizer Building.

Topic: Addressing the Challenges Facing the Engineering Profession.

Speaker: Salvatore Galletta, P.E., Engineering Auditor at NY City Department of Transportation, which oversees the rehabilitation of New York City’s bridges. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in New York State and California.

Sal has been actively engaged in the Engineering Profession since he graduated from Columbia University's Engineering School in 1970. Sal is Chair of the American Engineering Alliance (
AEA), an organization he co-founded in 1995 with the stated goal of promoting the Engineering Profession and elevating its stature in the United States. He is an active member of the Metropolitan Engineering Societies Council, a New York group which also focuses on promoting the Engineering Profession.

Abstract: A respected and influential Engineering Profession is not only good for its members but also good for Society. The Engineering Profession not only drives the progress of civilization but is also a “force for good”. Society desperately needs the active participation of Engineers to help guide Society as we face the technological challenges of the future.

How do we address the many challenges facing the Engineering Profession? Sal will provide a historical component to show how we got to this point, and how we can tackle these daunting challenges, including the proper education of our Engineering students, and also the future of our Profession. Sal will expand on these points at the meeting.

When: Monday, August 12th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm (5:30-6:30 pm: Registration, Networking & Buffet Dinner; 6:30-7:30 pm: Program). Reserve now.

Where: Pfizer Building, 235 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Map

Final Deadline to register: Thursday, 8/8 at 4 pm ET. Reserve Now. Student Registration.

Fees and Deadlines: varies by professional category, and for the students.

Members and Guests:
Members of the Local Section $25.
Guests and Non-Members: $40 (includes local section membership for 2019).
Note: PDH credits (when offered): an addit. $10.

Students: Undergraduates - free for all undergrads. Seating is limited, so please register early. How to Register.

Graduate Students: $10. Please pay now. (Please also register after paying by credit card.)

Please note that this event has traditionally sold out.
Reserve Now.

Questions: Contact David Deutsch at info@aiche-metrony.org or call (917) 684-1659.
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Save the Dates: 2019-20 Meeting Dates

• 2019 Special Events
Monday, 8/12 A Special Summer Dinner Meeting at the Pfizer Building.

Tuesday, 9/17 (Annual Meeting) at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant.

Sunday, 10/20 AIChE, Metro NY to participate at the local ACS National Chemistry Week Event at the NY Hall of Science.

Wednesday, 10/23 (Career Day at the Chem Show) at Jacob Javits Center.


• 2019-20 Dinner Meetings at the Pfizer Building

October - December (3rd Monday of each month)
10/21; 11/18; and, 12/16.

January - February (due to National Holidays, 3rd Tuesdays)
1/21; and, 2/18.

March - June (3rd Monday of each month) 3/16; 4/20; 5/18; and, 6/15.

Questions
: Contact David Deutsch at info@aiche-metrony.org or call (917) 684-1659.
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Other Past Presentations are available for download:

September 2018 on From Laboratory Research to Startup Company - A Case History (Commercialization of the Rechargeable Manganese Dioxide - Zinc Alkaline Battery Chemistry).

Speaker: • Dr. Alexander Couzis, Chief Technology Officer at Urban Electric Power. Also, Professor of Chemical Engineering at CCNY's (City College of New York) Grove School of Engineering.

March 2018 on Refineries Refineries - Impact of Hurricanes Harvey & Maria, Flood Vulnerability and Mitigation Techniques, and Digital Technology Changes Coming Down the Pike.

Speakers: • Richard K. Ladroga, P.E., Director – Energy at DeSimone Consulting Engineers andLeonardo P. Garzon, P.E., Director at DeSimone Consulting Engineers.

May 2017 on Process Safety Education Using Simulators.

Speakers: Dr. Robert G. Bozic, Columbia University. • Don Glaser, President, & Matthew Garvey, Project Engineer, Simulation Solutions, Inc.
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You & Your Chemical Engineering Career
A note of interest to Young Professionals, as well as those who soon will be embarking on a Chem. Engineering Career. You and Your Chemical Engineering Career: The Next Steps is some advice and thoughts from Past local Section Chair Herbert W. Cooper.
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