IDEAL Programming at 2022 AIChE Spring Meeting & GCPS

In addition to regular programming, this year’s Spring Meeting & GCPS will also feature events that showcase AIChE’s efforts towards equity, diversity, and inclusion and the IDEAL Path. To learn more about AIChE’s commitment to the IDEAL Path, visit

Please see below for IDEAL programming at the 2022 AIChE Spring Meeting & GCPS.

NOTE: The local time in San Antonio is Central Time. 

IDEAL poster session

Monday, April 11, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CT 

This session will feature poster presentations about AIChE Fellows, IDEAL communities such as AIChE’s Women in Chemical Engineering Community (WIC), LGBTQ+ & Allies, AIChE’s Disabilities OutReach and Inclusion Community (DORIC); and a presentation on the IDEAL path. 

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Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) Networking Breakfast & Keynote 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM CT

This event offers members a chance to network, exchange ideas, and share knowledge while having a buffet style breakfast. Dr. Cristina Thomas will give WIC members a keynote presentation covering impactful leadership from her chemical engineering and management career as well as becoming a STEM Equity trailblazer.

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WIC Panel

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM CT

Hear from WIC panelists Saadet Ulas Acikgoz, Optimization, Honeywell UOP, Des Plaines, IL; Wendy Young, Chemstations Inc., Houston, TX; and Jennifer Mize, Process Safety Design, Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN.

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IDEAL Leadership Panel

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM CT

This panel will be led by Lori McDowell, Matheson, Humble, TX; Kalyani Martinelango, Dow, TX; Hang Loi, Global Supplier Relationship Manager, TX; and Anne O’Neal, Chevron, San Ramon, CA.

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IDEAL Reception

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CT

Network with members of the IDEAL communities.

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Leadership Development: Professional Skills to Catalyze Your Career I

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM CT

This session will feature presentations on IDEAL leadership, leadership and culture, and empowering employees’ motivation.

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Leadership Development: Professional Skills to Catalyze Your Career II

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 10:15 AM – 11:45 PM CT

This session will feature presentations on effective technical project leadership, working effectively with non engineers, and increasing representation in chemical engineering.

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