2016 AIChE Annual Meeting Interview: Donna Bryant's Experience

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Please tell us about your level of involvement in organizing YPC sponsored events at 2016 AIChE Meeting.
I was the 2016 Annual Young Professional Programming Chair for San Francisco.
Did you organize a session? What was the aim of the session? How well do you think the session’s goal was accomplished?
In this position, I helped to organize the 4 sessions at the conference that the YP group was in charge of as well as find co-chairs for other sessions that we co-sponsored with other groups. The 4 sessions that the YP group officially organized were 3 Undergraduate Research Seminars Sessions and an Undergraduate Research Award Session that focused on winners chosen from the Washington Internship for Students in Engineering (WISE) and Youth Council on Sustainable Science and Technology (YCOSST) groups. All of these sessions together highlighted 31 research works that are being developed by undergraduates from across the world. In addition to these sessions, the YP group co-sponsored 13 sessions with other AIChE divisions and groups.
How would you describe your experience? 
All of these sessions went well! I would like to thank all of the YP volunteers that helped to make programming at the 2016 Annual Conference a success, specifically Tianxing Cai, Eric Dybeck, Colin Jeremy Immer, Owen Jappen, Srihari Maganti, Rudra Mukherjee, Stephen Reilly, and Colin Young that all ran the Undergraduate Research sessions in San Francisco.
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Owen Jappen is the 2017 Annual Young Professional Programming Chair for the Minneapolis conference. If you would be interested in co-chairing any of the undergraduate research sessions or any session that the YPC co-sponsors contact him at: . He will be updating the group with specific co-chairing opportunities at the monthly YP meetings.
Donna Bryant is part of YPC leadership team where she holds 2016 Annual YPC Programming Chair position. She is currently working at SYNGENTA as a unit superintendent.