Next Event: Wednesday, September 21st Dinner
This is the local Section’s Annual Meeting) Reserve Now. Students. Venue.

At the Section's Annual Meetings, we have a global leader examine the the past or future of chemical engineering and offer views of what we can expect of the field or how a chemical engineer can lead in other areas affecting the wider world. Past Annual Meeting Speakers.

Topic: The Chemical Engineer in Today’s World. Global Opportunities, New Technologies, plus Salary Survey Update.

Speaker: Kristine Chin, Director of Conferences, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Bio: Kristine Chin graduated from The Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York) in 1995 with a master’s degree in chemical engineering. She started out in a traditional chemical engineering job in an R&D laboratory. One year later, she opted for a different career path as an editor for (at that time) McGraw-Hill’s Chemical Engineering magazine. There, she honed her skills as a writer and reporter. She wrote a monthly column focusing on information technology, which eventually led to the start-up of her own magazine, ePlant.

After two years of running her own magazine, Kristine was recruited to become the Editor-in-Chief of AIChE’s flagship publication
Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP). She was able to financially turn around the publication, while adding a stronger emphasis on analytical news stories to give greater reader value. She eventually added the role of Publisher of CEP.

After nearly seven years of running
CEP, Kristine decided to shift gears and become the Manager of Technical Programming for AIChE. In this position, she helped to launch two new regional conferences, as well as provide full support for the AIChE Spring Meeting. Kristine was promoted to Director of Conferences, her current position at AIChE. There, she is responsible for the overall programming and logistics of general chemical engineering meetings, including the prestigious AIChE Annual and Spring Meetings. (Source:

Elections: We are now filling the following local Section offices: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. The election is nearing completion (by the end of August), and the results will be announced in early September. Per our Bylaws, the normal period of service for Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer shall be three years.

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If you are not a Member of this Section, you can apply the $10 additional amount paid as a Guest to a full Membership for 2016. Please notify Treasurer Joel Kirman that you wish to be a Member. Register Now.
Save the Dates: 2016 Meeting Dates

2016 Dates Details to be determined for future Meetings:

Local Section’s Annual Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 21st (at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant. Map.)

Monthly Dinner Meetings
Monday, Oct. 17th
Monday, Nov. 14th
Monday, Dec. 19th
Where: Pfizer Building, 219 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Map

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