There will be no AIChE Metro’s April Dinner Meeting.

March for Science NYC
Instead, we will be participating in the March for Science New York City, Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day). Details.

The march will begin at 12 noon. Also, participating is the American Chemical Society’s New York Section. Further details to be announced.

Next Meeting: Monday, May 15th - AIChE Metro’s Dinner Meeting at the Pfizer Building. Venue.

Please reserve early as these events sell out. Reserve Now. Students.

Topic: Process Safety Education Using Simulators

Speakers: • Dr. Robert G. Bozic, Lecturer in Chemical Engineering and Director of the M.S. in Chemical Engineering Program in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University. • Don Glaser, President, Simulation Solutions, Inc. • Matthew Garvey, Project Engineer, Simulation Solutions, Inc.

Abstract: As part of a change in Chemical Engineering Process Safety Education, and in response to recommendations by the AIChE's Safety in Chemical Engineering (SAChE) program, Columbia University Chemical Engineering and Simulation Solutions Inc. have continued to collaborate on creative ways to bring chemical engineering process safety to the next generation of chemical engineers. Background and details of this educational approach will be covered in our May Dinner Meeting.

With multiple years of integrating simulation of chemical engineering processes, Columbia's Chemical Engineering Process Safety Course (CHEN E4501) uses case studies, computer aided design, and simulation as the integral course content covering instructional objectives. It also covers the education and training of operators using simulation. Greater emphasis on the evaluation of chemical engineering student awareness and understanding of chemical engineering process safety has been incorporated by using simulation.

In 2017, Columbia University and Simulation Solutions conducted a four-day Chemical Engineering Operations Center educational experience by means of combining computer simulation with role playing and classroom instructions, in order to educate students on chemical engineering process safety and to provide a unique chemical engineering process safety experience. The results of a lesson sequence on operator training coupled with an operations center role player exercise sponsored by Simulation Solutions Inc. and the methods used to evaluate student performance as related to safety outcomes and student feedback are reported on here.

The May meeting presentation will focus on the construct and resourcing of the process safety education using simulators, the operations center exercise combined with simulation, and methods by which student awareness and understanding can be enhanced using simulation of chemical engineering processes. The presentation will include a demonstration of simulation software.

Costs: for Networking, Buffet, and Program. Reserve Now.

* Members of AIChE, Metro NY Section: $25

* Non- Members and Guests: $40

* PDH credits for New York State PEs (when offered): an addit. $10

* Undergraduates - Free for undergrads. You must
register. Seating is limited, so please reserve early.

* Graduate Students - $10. Please
reserve here. Also, please register.

Registration: ALL attendees MUST pre-register before the meeting... by Thursday, May 11th, 5 pm.

Program Details: The event begins at 5:30 pm with a Networking Event that includes a buffet supper (arriving at 6:00 pm) and with the presentation from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Attire: Professional casual attire is suggested. Please note the meeting room should be available about 5 pm - so early attendance is encouraged.

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If you are not a Member of this Section, you can apply the $15 additional amount paid as a Guest to a full Membership for 2017. Please notify Treasurer Andrew Sung that you wish to be a Member. Register Now.
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Save the Dates: 2017 Meeting Dates
Monday, Apr. 17th
Monday, May 15th
Monday, Jun. 19th

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