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December Meeting

Friday, December 13, 2019, 3:00pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: Tour of the Water Campus Park in the Pastime overflow parking lot, across from the entrance, under the I-10 overpass. Agenda: 3:00 – Gathering at the 13th Gate. Pastime overflow parking lot. 3:30 – Tour begins 5.00 – Social at Pastime, 252 South Boulevard at Nicholson Drive. Cost: Pay for...Read more

November Meeting

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: AIChE Beer Brewing Competition Speaker: Bad News Beers Menu: Chinese buffet, Sushi, soft drinks Cost: Members: $15 (Non-members: $20, Students: $10) PDH: One Hour Reservations: Make your reservation by 5:30 PM on Wednesday, November 20th to Erick Flores . Reservations are not required. Bring...Read more

Fall 2019 Seminar

Friday, November 15, 2019, 8:00am-5:00pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Morning Session Process Technologies Petroleum Refining Presentation - Petroleum Refining Nitrogen Based Fertilizer Manufacturing Process Polyvinyl Chloride Presentation - Polyvinyl Chloride Afternoon Session Engineering Ethics, Equipment Sizing and Specification Engineering Ethics Shell & Tube...Read more

October Dinner Meeting

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5:30pm-7:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Annual grants will be awarded to local high schools for STEM programs. High school teachers and students have been invited to be our guests. Randy Peterson will be our guest speaker presenting "Giants on the River," a story of chemistry and industrial development on the Lower Mississippi River...Read more

September 2019 Dinner Meeting

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: Pall Introduction and Filtration Fundamentals Speaker: Brandon Peterson, Pall Corporation Cost: Pay for your meal at the counter Reservations: By Wednesday September 11 at 5PM to Erick Flores PDH: One HourRead more

Spring 2019 Seminar

Friday, May 31, 2019, 8:00am-5:00pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topics: Advanced Process Control (APC), Real-Time Optimization, & Engineering Ethics. See "Seminar Announcement" below for complete details. PDH: Eight Hours Cost: $110. Early-Bird: $85 for members, $95 for non-members before May 26. Contact: Armand Melikyan (Seminar Coordinator) Click here for...Read more

Charles E. Coates Award Banquet

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6:00pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Speaker: Larry Simeral, 2019 Coates Award Recipient Menu: Seafood stuffed chicken, roast beef with gravy, sautéed vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert. Vegetarian meal by special request. Cost: $35 per person RSVP: Email Erick Flores by Tuesday May 7 PDH: One HourRead more

April 2019 Meeting

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: Filtration Fundamentals Speaker: Brandon Peterson, Pall Corporation Menu: Mexican catered by Mi Padre’s (tacos, fajitas). Soft drinks. Cost: $20 per person ($15 AIChE member, $10 students) PDH: One hour. RSVP: Online by Wednesday April 17 at 5PM.Read more

March 2019 Meeting

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Please arrive early, around 6PM, for check-in prior to the tour. Dinner to immediately follow at Nobile's Restaurant. Joint meeting with the New Orleans Section. Cost: $20 per person. PDH: One Hour. Register by Wednesday March 20th.Read more

February 2019 Meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: Plasmonic Hot-Carrier Devices: Infrared Photodetectors and Solar Water Disinfection Speaker: Professor Kevin M. McPeak, LSU Chemical Engineering Menu: Greek. Cost: $20 per person ($15 AIChE member, $10 students) Reservation: Make your reservation online by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 20th...Read more

January 2019 Dinner Meeting

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Voovio Technologies will present a demo their Enhanced Reality Technology. Voovio Technologies is a global simulation technology firm with the goal of replicating reality for display on any screen, giving users the feeling that they are interacting with the real world. Speaker: Christian McDermott...Read more

December 2018 Meeting

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: Industrial Boiler and Cooling Water Treatment “The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Speaker: Larry Broussard, Athlon Solutions Menu : Full Chinese Buffet, Sushi, soft drinks. Cost: $20 per person ($15 AIChE member, $10 students)...Read more

November 2018 Meeting

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Baton Rouge's own "Bad News Beers" brewing team represented our Section at the AIChE National Meeting in Pittsburgh last week. Section Chair Donna Bryant and her team will be at the meeting to introduce their award winning American IPA "Citra-Delic!" We will also hold elections for our 2019 Section...Read more

Fall 2018 Seminar

Friday, November 9, 2018, 8:00am-5:00pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topics: Solids Handling, Cooling Tower Fundamentals, & Engineering Ethics. See "Seminar Announcement" below for complete details. PDH: Eight Hours Cost: $110. Early-Bird: $85 for members, $95 for non-members before November 4. Contact: Armand Melikyan (Seminar Coordinator) Click here for Online...Read more

Super Science Saturday

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00am-3:00pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Volunteers are needed to help run experiments and assist with set up and clean up, if anyone would like to be a part of this educational outreach or for any questions please contact education committee chair Erick Flores. You can volunteer for a couple of hours or stay the whole time if you would...Read more

October 2018 Meeting

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: Steamloc Steam Traps + High School Grant Awards Speaker: Marc Froeyen, Steamloc Menu: Catered. Probably BBQ and vegetarian option. Tea and soft drink. Cost: $20 per person ($15 for members, $10 for students). PDH: One Hour Register ONLINE by Wednesday October 24, 5PM.Read more

Trivia Night

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Please join us for trivia night Thursday October 11 th at the Bengal Tap Room for trivia beginning at 5:30pm. We will meet with the LSU Chapter and test our trivia knowledge on both the chemical engineering related field and more. Food will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Please RSVP...Read more

September 2018 Meeting

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: Canned Motor Pumps Speaker: Keith Yutzy- Teikoku USA Cost: $20 per person ($15 AIChE members, $10 students) PDH Credit: One Hour Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 19.Read more

Resume Writing Workshop

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 6:00pm-7:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
The LSU AIChE Student Section is hosting a resume writing workshop and requests that ChemE professionals assist. Please contact our Chair Donna Bryant by August 15 if you can help, or if you would like more information.Read more

Srping 2018 Seminar

Friday, May 18, 2018, 8:00am-5:00pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Combustion Technology plus Ethics MORNING SESSION: Thermal Oxidation Technologies / NOx Minimization / Flameless Thermal Oxidation Technologies / Bio Oxidation AFTERNOON SESSION: New Flare Compliance Regulations for Refineries / Flare Monitoring Technologies / Engineering Ethics ONLINE REGISTRATION...Read more

Coates Award Banquet

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 6:00pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Please join us in celebration of Jimmy Orr, recipient of the 2018 Charles E. Coates Memorial Award. Jimmy's talk is titled: "Reminisce About Changes in the Chemical Engineering Workplace (1975-2018)." Menu: Buffet: Baked fish, pork loin, roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert...Read more

April 2018 Meeting

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: All you would like to know about pumps Speaker: Kyle Dugas, PPE Cost: No Cost. Meal courtesy of PPE. Reservations: Please make your reservation with chapter secretary, Chelsea Bourdon , by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 17. No reservations required. Bring a friend. PDH: One HourRead more

ChemE Car Competition

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8:30am-12:00pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Volunteers needed for the safety and poster competition! I’m not sure how many of you were involved with AIChE during undergrad, but one of the most exciting events to go during the year is the Spring AIChE Regional Conference. This is a conference that rotates being hosted at schools in an AIChE...Read more

March 2018 Meeting

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: Building the First Steamship in History from a Chemical Perspective Speaker: John Laurence Busch Menu: Greek Food Cost: $20 per person ($15 AIChE members, $10 students) Reservations: Please make your reservation with chapter secretary, Chelsea Bourdon , by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 13...Read more

February 2018 Meeting

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: Carbon Usage in Chemical Processes Agenda: 5:30 – Registration and Social 6:00 -- Dinner 6:15 – Speaker Speaker: Bill Zavora, Calgon Carbon Menu: Starters: Shrimp & Corn Soup or Sensation Salad. Entrée: Hamburger steak, or Crawfish Etoufee, or Pepper Jack Chicken. Mashed potatoes and...Read more

6th Annual LSU AIChE Industry Panel

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:00pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
The much-anticipated panel of industrial and engineering company representatives will answer questions from the LSU chemical engineering students and each other on careers in industry and engineering consulting, and on what it is like to work as a chemical engineer. It will take place in Room 1221...Read more

January 2018 Meeting

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: Steam Equipment for the Process Industry Speaker: Brian Kimbrough, Louisiana Steam Equipment Company Menu: Complete Chinese buffet, Suchi, soft drink. Cost: $20 per person ($15 AIChE members, $10 students) Reservations: Please make your reservation with chapter secretary, Chelsea Bourdon, by...Read more

Cane Land Distillery Tour

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: Tour of the Distillery and Rum Tasting Cost: $10 per person for the tasting samples. After the tour those wishing to do so will meet at Pastime Restaurant, 252 South Boulevard (at Nicholson Drive) for poboys and drinks. Will “go dutch” (everyone covers their own bill)...Read more

November 2017 Meeting

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: Chemical Engineers in Process Safety Speaker: Rachel Wiggens, Manager of Safety and Security, Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Menu: Sensation Salad, choice of Grilled Shrimp Dinner, Angus Ribeye, Chicken Gambretti, or Trio Royale (catfish-shrimp-crawfish), New Orleans Style Bread Pudding. Cost...Read more

Fall 2017 Seminar

Friday, November 10, 2017, 8:00am-4:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
This one day seminar will cover fundamentals and latest on SCADA/DCS/PLC Control Systems including an overview of the various architectures and interfacing (Foundation FieldBus; MODBUS; TCP/IP). Smart (HART) communication and loop tuning. The presentation will also cover fundamentals on Separation...Read more

October 2017 Meeting

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Tour Guides : John Rockwell, Chemist, & Rudi Azimullah, Senior Process Engineer Menu: Jambalaya dinner. Cost : $5 Per person RESERVATIONS: Please make your reservation with chapter secretary, Chelsea Bourdon, by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, October 17 at CBourdon@Hargrove-EPC.com Reservations required...Read more

LIGO Tour

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11:00am CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Our September Meeting will be at LIGO in Livingston Parish for a tour of the facility. The date is Saturday Sept. 16 th @ 11am for a 2 hour tour. The tour is Free for both members and non-members. LIGO is a Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. The facility is one of two wave...Read more

Spring 2017 Seminar

Friday, May 19, 2017, 8:00am-4:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
PROPOSED AGENDA 7:30 A - 8:00 A Breakfast 8:00 A - 11:30 P 11:30 P -12:00 P Lunch (provided by AIChE) 12:00 P - 4:30 PRead more

2017 Coates Award Banquet

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 6:00pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Please join us to honor the 2017 recipient of the Coates Award: Dr. Samuel Sangokoya! Sam received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of London, Ph.D. with Sam Grim at the University of Maryland, and a postdoctoral stint with Bruce King (Georgia). He joined Ethyl Chemical Co., in the early...Read more

Volunteer Day at the Baton Rouge Food Bank

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:00am-12:00pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Come volunteer with the LSU and Baton Rouge AIChE chapters at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank! We’ll be helping out an integral part of the community that serves those in need by sorting food donations and assembling food boxes at their facility. Afterward, we’ll get lunch at a...Read more

April 2017 Meeting

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: Tour of LSU’s Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices Menu: Box lunch. Cost: $20 Per person (Members $15, Students $10, Flood victim members free) Reservations: Please make your reservation with chapter secretary, Chelsea Bourdon, by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 18th at CBourdon@...Read more

March Meeting

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Speaker: Glenn Young, Principal, Glenn Young & Associates, LLC Topic: “Ruggedizing” Safety Instrumented Systems Menu: Full Mexican buffet, soft drink, coffee or tea. Cost: $20 Per person (Members $15, Students $10, Flood victim members free) Reservations: Please make your...Read more

February 2017 Meeting

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Speakers: Tyson Ducote and Joe H. Harman, P.E., Louisiana Engineering and Land Surveying Board Topic: LAPELS Enforcement Actions and Other Relevant Topics Menu: French onion soup or Salad Maison, choice of Fish Meuniere Amandine with Broccoli Hollandaise or Chicken Clemenceau, Banana Bread Pudding...Read more

5th Annual LSU-AIChE Industry Panel

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:00pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
The panel of industrial and engineering company representatives answers questions by the LSU chemical engineering students on careers in industry and engineering consulting, and on what it is like to work as a chemical engineer. Volunteers are needed to represent the companies and answer questions...Read more

January 2017 Meeting

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Speaker: Dr. Phillip Sprunger, LSU Superfund Research Center, Department of Physics and Astronomy Topic: LSU Superfund Program: Understanding atomistic details of environmentally persistent free radicals Menu: Complete Chinese buffet selections, soft drinks, coffee, tea Cost: $20 per person (...Read more

Holiday Social

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Please join us to celebrate the season! We will also be electing our slate of officers for 2017. Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend! Cost: $25 per person (Members $20, Students $15) Reservations: Please make your reservation with chapter secretary, Donna Bryant, by 5:00 PM on Monday,...Read more

November Meeting

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Speaker: David A. Patterson, AGI Industries. Topic: Pump Applications and Optimization Menu: Selection of Mexican foods, coffee, tea or soft drinks. Cost: $20 per person (Members $15, Students $10) RESERVATIONS: Please make your reservation with chapter secretary, Donna Bryant, by 5:00 PM on...Read more

Super Science Saturday

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:00am-3:00pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
We will be doing a classic experiment of making foam from baking soda and vinegar! Volunteers are needed to help run experiments and assist with set up and clean up, if anyone would like to be a part of this educational outreach or for any questions please contact education committee chair Erick...Read more

October Meeting

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Speaker: Daniel Smith, Albemarle Topic: Pure Component Physical Property Prediction Methods Agenda: 5:30 PM – Registration and social (cash bar) 6:00 PM – Dinner 6:20 PM – Business 6:30 PM -- Speaker Menu: Sensation salad. Choice of: Fried thin-cut catfish, Chicken Lafitte, The...Read more

September 2016 Meeting

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: Tour of Orion Instruments, Magnetic Pressure and Level Sensors. In 2001, Magnetrol International, a staple in the level instrumentation industry, launched Orion Instruments in the heart of the industry-rich U.S. Gulf coast. Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Orion has quickly become a...Read more

Young Professional's Trivia Night

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Agenda: 5:30 PM – Social hour as people arrive and form teams of up to 5 6:00 PM – Trivia contest starts 7:30 PM – Final question asked, scores tallied and winning team awarded. Menu: A selection of small bites and cash bar Cost: FREE to attend! (Second guesses and double-point...Read more

Spring 2016 Technical Seminar

Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00am-4:00pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Earn 7 PDH’s! Enrollment is Limited! Sign-Up Early! Topics: Plant Air Systems Project Management Fertilizer Plant Explosion Process Safety Controls Perspective (See the Spring 2016 Seminar Registration Form for complete information) Click Here to Register Online Now!...Read more

April 2016 Meeting

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Speaker: Dr. Robert R. Twilley, Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant Program Topic : The Sea Grant Program at LSU and Other Coastal Issues Cost : $15 for members, $20 nonmembers, $10 students. Reservations: Please make your reservation with chapter secretary, Donna Bryant, by 5:00 PM on Tuesday...Read more

March 2016 Meeting

Thursday, March 17, 2016, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Speaker: Tom Carter, AAF International Topic : Explosive and Combustible Dust Management Menu: Full Chinese buffet menu, Sushi, tea, soft drinks. Cost: $15 for members, $20 nonmembers, $10 students. PDH: 1 Hour Reservations : Please make your reservation with chapter secretary, Donna Bryant, by 5:...Read more

February 2016 Meeting

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:00am CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Our February meeting will be a tour of the Abita Brewery in Covington. A car pool will be available. Please see the attachment below for all the details. RSVP to Donna BryantRead more

January 2016 Dinner Meeting

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Speaker: Kevin W. Kelley, President, Mezzo Technologies Topic: “Microtube Exchangers” Cost: Free to guests. Courtesy of Mezzo Technologies. Reservations: Please make your reservation with chapter secretary, Donna Bryant, by 5:00 PM on Monday, January 25th at donna.bryant@syngenta.com...Read more

LSU / AIChE Industry Panel

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 7:00pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Career professionals meet with LSU ChemE students to reflect on their collegiate days, share career wisdom and advice, and gain the perspective of what new hires seek in their careers over a complimentary dinner! Constact Stephen Reilly for more information.Read more

Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Speakers: Todd Jaco, Business Development Engineer, MYNAH Technologies Topic: “Let’s Talk Simulation” Cost: $10 per AIChE member ($15 per guest; $8 per AIChE student member) RESERVATIONS: Please make your reservation with chapter secretary, Ryan Schexnaydre, by 5:00 PM on Tuesday...Read more

Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:30pm CST
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Speaker: Dr. Greg Upton, Assistant Professor – Research, Center for Energy Studies, LSU Topic: “Unconventional Oil and Gas Activity and Crude Export Restrictions: A discussion of U.S. policy restricting crude oil exports” Cost: $20 per AIChE member ($25 per guest; $13 per AIChE...Read more

Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 5:30pm CDT
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
Topic: The Business Case for Operations Excellence and Optimization Agenda: 5:30 PM - Social hour as guests arrive and get dinner 6:00 PM – Meeting begins, presentation 7:15 PM – Meeting adjourns Cost: $15 per AIChE member ($20 per guest; $8 per AIChE student member) Menu: Eat to your...Read more