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.

Upcoming Events

Entrepreneurship for Engineers: Idea to Reality

July 2014 meeting
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 9:00pm-10:00pm EDT
Posted by Noah Meeks
The VLS is honored to have Dennis Baranik (COO) and Dr. Heather Byrne (Research Director) of Carbonxt, a startup producer of advanced activated carbons for environmental separations. They will discuss the innovation, leadership, and passion required to start a technical enterprise. The talk will...Read more

Recent Events

June Meeting: Protecting Your Inventions

A Chemical Engineer's Guide to Building a Valuable Patent Portfolio
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 8:00pm-9:00pm CDT
Posted by Noah Meeks
Securing strong intellectual property (IP) rights is vital to protecting inventions in the chemical engineering field. IP rights can be used to create economic value for your organization, whether by licensing or by asserting your IP against competitors in litigation. Basic understanding of IP...Read more

Special Student & YP Event

Navigating AIChE Local Sections
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7:00pm CDT
Posted by Noah Meeks
Graduating seniors often need help navigating the transition from AIChE student member to finding their professional home in the Institute. As classes fade and new jobs offer fresh experiences, it is important to have an AIChE local section that can offer mentoring, training, career advice, and...Read more

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