Share The Project Connect Grants for Local Sections were inaugurated in 2001 to assist local sections with their efforts to reach out to students, recent chemical engineering graduates, and new engineers. Sections are encouraged to request funds to help support innovative programs designed to increase participation of young graduates transitioning from student to professional. Deadline: September 30, 2019Award Administrator(s): Local Sections Committee (LSC)Award: In this program, 12-15 annual grants of $150-$600 each are awarded to sections submitting qualified applications. Presentation: The Project Connect Subcommittee, in conjunction with the Local Section Executive Committee, will review the applications and distribute the grants within 30 days of the deadlines.Instructions: Each section may only receive one grant per programming year (July to June). Sections who receive the grant must submit a summary report of their funded project before they can apply for the grant in the next funding year. The quarterly deadlines for applications are: March 30th June 30th September 30th December 30th Application Form Summary Report Project Connect Grant Programming Ideas Here are some of the innovative and successful local section programs supported by John J. McKetta Project Connect grants: Engineers' networking banquet Student scholarship and awards night Career night with local recruiters Joint section/student chapter dinner meeting on "Job Interviews- How to Make a Good Impression" "AIChE-Young-ChemE's-Eat-Free" dinner meeting All-day luncheon program on "World Business and Future Growth in Chicago" (including Biotech/Nanotech); followed by networking reception AIChE President Sid Sapakie visits Oregon for AIChE-OSU football weekend; presentation on AIChE member benefits and career guidance for young chemE's Implementation of AIChE Singapore Senior Year Design Award Student poster paper contest Career night with company reps Career guidance forums for local college students on the pros and cons, challenges and rewards of different chemical engineering career paths Award Winners Tidewater Virginia Local Section 2014 Mid-Michigan Local Section 2014 Metro New York Local Section 2014 Kansas City Local Section 2014 Eastern North Carolina Local Section 2014 Central Savannah River Local Section 2014 Baton Rouge Local Section 2014 Rocky Mountain Local Section 2014 East Tennessee Local Section 2014 Delaware Valley Local Section 2014 Chicago Local Section 2014 Central Pennsylvania Local Section 2014 Kansas City Local Section 2013 Eastern North Carolina Local Section 2013 Baton Rouge Local Section 2013 Columbia Valley Local Section Fourth Quarter 2012 Kansas City Local Section Fourth Quarter 2012 Chicago Local Section Second Quarter 2012 View more Award Winners Related Content: 2013 Shining Star Winners Announced March 4, 2013The Local Sections Committee and the Career and Education Operating Council have chosen this years Shining Star Winners for their outstanding volunteerism at the AIChE local section level. Click to read more.