Virtual Local Section

The Virtual Section functions much as any local section does, we hold monthly meetings to encourage the professional growth of chemical engineers, we provide opportunity for networking with meeting attendees, and we serve our local communities, states, country and world using our hands, heads and hearts. The virtual section isn't limited by geography so geographically isolated ChEs can be supported. But there are some differences that make us unique... Read more about us, join the VLS and follow us on LinkedIn & Facebook.


April 2015 Meeting: The Dupont Story

Posted by Amanda Scalza on
Thursday, April 23, 2015 9PM EDT: The DuPont Story JAMES B. PORTER, JR. CHIEF ENGINEER AND VICE PRESIDENT - ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS (RETIRED) E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO. INC. WEBEX MEETING NUMBER 276 141 101 (further directions on page 7) ABSTRACT: At the dawn of the 19 th century,...

Upcoming Events

May 2015 Meeting: Dr. James P Bagian

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 9:00pm EDT
Posted by Amanda Scalza
During his 15–year tenure with NASA, Dr. Bagain spent over 300 hours in space through two missions during 1989 and 1991. Currently, he is Director at the Center for Healthcare Engineering Patient Safety at the University of Michigan. Hear about his experience in Space and life as an astronaut. To...Read more

Recent Events


Thursday, February 26, 2015, 9:00pm-10:00pm EST
Posted by Amanda Scalza
The last century witnessed the development of two classes of materials—polymers and semiconductors—that dramatically changed people’s lives. A new class of materials—nanomaterials—has emerged with the potential to create a wide range of new technologies because of their unique combination of...Read more

Virtual Local Section: Path Forward

Supporting Chemical Engineers Everywhere
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 9:00pm-10:00pm EST
Posted by Dan Lambert
The Virtual Local Section met on January 22,2015 to celebrate the start of the VLS's fifth year of "supporting chemical engineers regardless of geography". The topic focused on exploring the experiment in progress, the virtual local section. It also included a discussion and some recommendations...Read more

Recent Activity

Virtual Local Section Meeting - this Thursday 2/26/15

Posted by Anthony Fregosi on
FEBRUARY MEETING: AT LEAST 1,000X THINNER THAN A HUMAN HAIR PROF. BRIAN KORGEL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (detailed directions on page 3) THURSDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2015 9:00 pm EST, 8:00 pm CST, 7:00 pm MS ATTENDING A VLS MEETING Downloading Fuze ( in advance of the...Read more