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Notes from September and November FC Meetings

Posted by Monica Mellinger on

During the September 17, 2020 Zoom meeting of the Fellows Council, the following were discussed:

  • New FC members for 2021-3 were voted by acclimation: Lori McDowell, Nick Urbanski, Bill Parrish
  • Fellows Gathering at the virtual Annual Meeting in November:
    • Similar format to August gGathering, not combined with AIChE Annual Business Meeting
    • Breakout subjects to be about Fellow volunteering opportunities
  • Programs in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
    • WG folded into Task Force
    • Fello interests in EDI from Breakout survey: YP, MAC, Students, subcommittee to follow up
  • Fellow Admissions
    • New nomination form with clearer instructions
    • Confidential rubric revision
    • FC committed to submitting nominations with a subcommittee to emphasize international nominees
  • Fellows Endowment progressing and all FC members encouraged to donate

During the November 4, 2020 Zoom meeting, the following were discussed:

  • Fellows Gathering at the 2020 AIChE Virtual Annual Meeting
  • Breakout rooms and FC assignments
  • Update from the AIChE Task Force on EDI
    • More publicity and guidance needed for all AIChE entities about Fellow nominations
    • Subcommittee proposed to work on materials to improve publicity and guidance on nominations.
  • Fellows Endowment has seen many donors associated with Virtual Fellows Gathering registrations