AIChE YPC Newsletter - Fall 2014

Welcome to 2014's fourth edition of the Latest News. This newsletter is brought to you by the YPC News Team and is meant to give you the latest and greatest news and information from around the organization.


The Latest YPC News

It's almost that time of year again! No, not the time of year when you start seeing pumpkin everything in the stores -- well, actually it's that time of year too. It is time for the AIChE Board of Directors Elections! It is important as members for us to get educated on the candidates and vote!

In this issue of the YPC Newsletter you will find the responses from Board Candidates on YP-related questions.

Please take a little time to read through their views before the election voting opens up on September 16. You will receive an email that will provide you with information on how to vote. Help shape the future of the Institute -- Vote!

Thanks so much, Elizabeth J. H. Guenther, Chair YPC

AIChE Board of Directors Election

AIChE holds an annual election for the Board of Directors. Board members are elected for three-year terms. In any given year, one-third of the Board will be up for election. The candidates for this year's election have answered questions that were submitted by young professional members about the chemical engineering profession, how they see the future of AIChE and more. Each week leading into the election a new question and the candidates' responses will be added to ChEnected. You can check back through this link or directly on ChEnected to see what they have to say. Don't forget to cast your vote starting September 16 through October 21. Paper ballots have been mailed and an email will be sent with instructions on how to vote. Your voice as a young professional is the voice of the future of chemical engineering. Make your voice heard by voting for your favorite candidates!

Introduction to the Virtual Local Section

By: Malcom Martin and Noah Meeks

Geared toward everybody in AIChE and particularly those members without a local section nearby, the Virtual Local Section is one of the most innovative ways AIChE is using technology to spread its message. This interesting interview examines the VLS, its purposes, what is coming, and its connection to the YPC. In addition to the VLS regular monthly meeting, there is a Young Professional Virtual Local Section. Read all about it here.

YPC Has Gone SOCIAL!!!

By: Hope Quintana

YPC is coming to your Facebook and Twitter! Read about the possibilities and what we've got planned.

YPC Student Travel Grants Available to Outstanding Student Leaders

By: Chris Lowe, Breanne Muratori, and Hope Quintana

The Young Professionals Emerging Leader Award is available to undergraduate students who show outstanding leadership and academic potential to attend the 2014 Annual Student Conference and Annual Meeting. Information about the grant is provided and two former recipients share their stories.

YPOV: Electricity and the Environment

By: Noah Meeks

Fossil fuels will continue to play an important part in electricity generation, and this opens the doors for many opportunities for young chemical engineers.

Fall 2014 Virtual Career Fair

November 5, 2014 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST Special student hour: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST

Whether you're an active job seeker or just at the point where you are willing to explore new opportunities, AIChE is the best source for jobs that are targeted to your career goals and experience. Connect with leading process industry and other employers seeking talent, from entry-level BS engineers to experienced PhDs. Through the online format you can visit online booths to review company profiles and find out about job openings, chat live with recruiters, create custom job alerts and build or upload your resume. Don't forget to register for the event early!

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