Young Professional Spring Meeting Programming Preview


By Jon Haughton


Are you a new engineer? Are you attending your first - or tenth - Spring Meeting and still wonder what would be applicable to you as a young engineer? Have you wanted a competitive edge on your peers and want something applicable to your job when you get home? Well, look no further!

The Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is extremely excited for our YP Tutorials at the AIChE Spring Meeting in San Antonio. For those of you who have not attended, these are sessions geared toward the younger engineers attending the meeting. They have had great responses in the past, and we have a slate of interesting topics and fantastic speakers set for San Antonio. We are estatic that the divisions below have helped us out, that we have more programming than ever before, and that we are extending these sessions into Wednesday for the first time.

Come check these out - This will be the best year yet for YP sessions. Below is a guide so you may plan your days. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, April 28

Young Professional Mixer 7:30pm - 10:30pm: Iron Cactus Agave Room at 200 River Walk St #100., San Antonio, TX 78205 $7 during conference registration or at the door. Includes appetizers and drinks. Check out last year's Mixer recap.


Monday, April 29

MBA the ChemE Way (I) 9:45 am - 11:45 pm: Bonham E (Grand Hyatt San Antonio) Co-Sponsored by Management Division Featured Topics: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Accounting, Finance, and Statistics Basic Process Control and Optimization 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Republic B (Grand Hyatt San Antonio) Sponsored by Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Tutorial On Sulfur Management 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Republic C (Grand Hyatt San Antonio) Sponsored by Sustainable Engineering Forum, Chemical Engineering & the Law Forum YP Tutorial: Environmental Issues and Controls in Select Industrial Sectors 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Presidio C (Grand Hyatt San Antonio) Sponsored by Fuels and Petrochemicals Division MBA the ChemE Way (II) 2:00 pm - 4:30pm: Bonham E (Grand Hyatt San Antonio) Co-Sponsored by Management Division Featured Topics: Marketing, Strategy, Economics, Operations, Supply Chair, Risk Management, Leadership, People Management, and Organizations Young Professionals Meeting 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Grand Hyatt Presidio A Open to the public.

Tuesday, April 30

YP Tutorial: Utilities, Water, and Offsites 8:00 am - 11:45 am: Republic C (Grand Hyatt San Antonio) Co-sponsored by Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Chemical Engineering High School Outreach 9:00 am - 1:30 pm: Lone Star Ballroom B (Grand Hyatt San Antonio) Co-sponsored by Tesoro, Fuels and Petrochemicals Division, and the Education Division Contact Frank Petrocelli for further information. All About Professional Licensure... Motivations for Attaining the PE, the Processes Involved, Today's Critical Issues, and How Different State Laws Could Affect You 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Travis A/B (Grand Hyatt San Antonio) Co-sponsored by RANTC and 16 divisions and forums Simulate This! the Art & Science of Process Simulation 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Travis C (Grand Hyatt San Antonio) Co-sponsored by Computing Systems and Technology Division Young Professionals in Process Development 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Bonham C (Grand Hyatt San Antonio) Co-sponsored by Process Development Division

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

YP Tutorial: Separations 8:00 am - 11:30 am: Travis D (Grand Hyatt San Antonio) Co-sponsored by Separations Division

Career and Coaching Sessions -- Tuesday & Wednesday

Invited Speaker Series - Strategies to Access, Network, and Negotiate the Best Job for You Sponsored by AIChE Career Services and Management Division One-on-one career consultations are also available on Tuesday and Wednesday with career coach Alaina Levine. Appointments are required and available for free. Alaina G. Levine is an engineering career consultant, writer, and speaker. As president of Quantum Success Solutions, a career consulting firm with a focus on advancing the professional development of scientists and engineers, she has been advising engineers about their careers for more than a decade. The author of over 100 articles about science, engineering, careers and business in such publications as Science, Nature, Smithsonian, Scientific American Online, IEEE Spectrum, New Scientist, and COSMOS, Levine was recently named a contributor to National Geographic's website. She also pens the Profiles in Versatility career column for the American Physical Society's APS News. Previously, Levine directed the master's in applied science and business programs at the University of Arizona (UA). She has given over 500 workshops and seminars around the country and in Europe. Levine holds degrees in mathematics and anthropology from UA. Read her complete bio here.