1. FROM THE DIVISION CHAIR: OUR BOARD AND COMMITTEES
Our division, the AIChE Education Division, operates as a team to support our members and the greater education community surrounding chemical engineering. The nine members of the Education Division Board are: Matt Liberatore (Chair), Ben Davis (1st Vice Chair), Daniel Lepek (2nd Vice Chair), Katie Cadwell (Secretary/Treasurer), Dan Burkey (Director), Priscilla Hill (Director), Shannon Ciston (Director), and Kristine Chin (AIChE liaison, Senior Director of Conferences and Education at AIChE).
The EdDiv Board is supported by numerous volunteers on different committees. For 2019, the Board has charged 7 totals committees, and we are grateful for all the work being done this year.
Education Division Committees 2019 (in no particular order)
Please let me know if you have questions or would like to contribute to the Division in 2019.
- Matt Liberatore, Education Division Chair 2018-2019
2. FROM THE 1st VICE CHAIR: 2019 ANNUAL MEETING CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The call for abstracts (CfA) for the 2019 Annual Meeting is now open; PLEASE consider submitting to an Education Division session:
This is an opportunity to share your work with others in your community, so please write a short abstract about your great ideas and come participate! Submissions are though the AIChE website here: https://aiche.confex.com/aiche/2019/cfp.cgi.
- Ben Davis, Education Division 1st Vice Chair
3. JOIN THE UPCOMING ED-DIV WEBINAR ON FEBRUARY 20
Margot Vigeant (Bucknell University) will be hosting the next AIChE Education Division Webinar: “Edible Demos and Sweet Classroom Activities” on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST. This webinar is free to all EdDiv members.
Webinar Abstract: Thermodynamics, transport, reaction kinetics, materials, mass and energy balances, and design….. sounds like the ChemE undergrad curriculum but can just as well describe what millions of people do every day in their kitchen. Food preparation is a handy example, not only because chemical engineers go into food process industries, but also because food can form a bridge between complex chemical engineering concepts and everyday experiences. This webinar will take you through three examples of class activities that illustrate important concepts in edible contexts, and provide links for the download of relevant class materials. We’ll look at calculation of thermodynamic activity of foods, application of phase diagrams of chocolate, and enzyme kinetics impact on the viscosity of pudding. Eating in class is definitely allowed.
Please register for this webinar at the following link: https://aichelive.webex.com/aichelive/onstage/g.php?MTID=e529a2830d9df7775df282f3eeeeee0bb
The recording of this webinar will also be posted to the AIChE Academy and remain free for all EdDiv members.
4. NEW EDITOR FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERNG EDUCATION ANNOUNCED
Don Visco has been selected as incoming Editor for the journal Chemical Engineering Education. Don is well known in the chemical engineering education community and brings a distinguished record of service to both ASEE and AIChE. Don will spend most of 2019 continuing in his role as Associate Editor and also training to be Editor under Phil Wankat through one annual cycle. He will assume Editor responsibilities at the 2019 Pub Board meeting at the November AIChE Annual Meeting. Thanks to Adrienne Minerick, Lynn Heasley, Phil Wankat, and Milo Koretsky (Chair) for serving on the search committee.
Lynn Heasley has announced her retirement as the Managing Editor. For fifty-five issues (!), Lynn has single-handedly managed the critical day to day journal operations from submission to production to keeping the books. Thanks to Lynn for her service to the journal and the community.
5. FROM THE COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE: SOCIAL MEDIA
The newly-formed Communication Committee of the Education Division is looking for a few social media-hip members from which to solicit ideas and advice. If you are into social media and wouldn’t mind participating in a phone call or two, please contact Katie Cadwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. SUBMITTING ED-DIV ANNOUNCEMENTS
To submit an EdDiv announcement, please prepare a maximum of a 2-3 paragraph description including any relevant URLs and contact information as well as a subject line. Do not include any attachments. Email this information to Katie Cadwell <email@example.com> with the email heading “For EdDiv Announcements.” Announcements will be sent out near the beginning of each month. Each announcement will be included once, unless otherwise requested. Announcements will also be recorded on the Division website: http://www.aiche.org/community/sites/divisions-forums/education-division .