Young Professionals Newsletter: Winter 2012

Are you a student or young professional interested in: o Getting more involved in AIChE, but aren't sure how? o Missed the Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh and want to learn about the YP and Student Programming? o Learning about the benefits of being a member of AIChE? If you answered yes to any of these questions, be sure to check out the fifth edition of the YP Newsletter (topics listed below, click on the title for full article). Also be sure to keep an eye on the YP feed on ChEnected for the latest about topics and events for Young Professionals.

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The Latest YPC News After another very successful Annual Student & Professional Conferences, YPC is beginning to plan for the 2013 year. Check out what YPC is up to! 2012 Annual Meeting Wrap Up The 2012 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh was another busy meeting for the Young Professional Committee (YPC). The conference started early for the group with most young professionals arriving on the Friday before the conference to help with the Annual Student Conference. Highlight an AIChE Benefit: Networking In the past few newsletters we have covered online resources that AIChE offers to all members for continuing education, namely, eLearning, Webinars, and eLibrary. Most of our members, however, choose to be a part of AIChE year after year not because of the education resources but because of the community. Highlight an AIChE Subcommittee: Local Sections Committee The Local Sections Committee (LSC) is a subcommittee under the Career and Education Operating Council (CEOC). Our main goal is to support the AIChE Local Sections by being a resource for local section leaders to rely on when needed. In addition, LSC facilitates open communications between local sections and headquarters. "MBA the ChemE Way" Sessions Were a Great Success! After a full slate of programming for the Annual Student Conference, the Young Professionals Programming Subcommittee kicked off the 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting with the premier of "MBA the ChemE Way" sessions on Monday, October 29. Pittsburgh K-12 Outreach Event: A Taste of Chocolate...and Chemical Engineering! On Sunday, October 28th, a group of 27 students from several Pittsburgh-area high schools learned more about chocolate, and chemical engineering, at an outreach event organized by AIChE's Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC). Meet the new YPC Vice Chair: Elizabeth J. H. Guenther We recently caught up with our new YPC Vice Chair and had the chance to ask her some questions - read on to get to know Elizabeth better.