Past Events

AIChE - CVS May Webinar

Tapping into the Chemistry of Beer and Brewing
Friday, May 18, 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm PDT
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
This webinar puts the complexity of malting and brewing into readily accessible terms. Anyone interested in understanding the journey from grain, hops and yeast through to the world’s favorite alcoholic beverage will gain a new appreciation for the skill that goes into making a product with such...Read more

Celebration of Science

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11:00am-3:00pm PDT
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
We would like to welcome you all to attend the Celebration of Science coming up on April 21st at John Dam Plaza in Richland, WA. CVS will be hosting a booth from 11am to 3pm. Please stop by to say hello, enjoy the "slime" and materials activities, and view the other booths at the event. If you are...Read more

AIChE - CVS April Webinar

The Dow Chemical Story
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm PDT
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
The Dow Chemical Story Dow Chemical was founded in 1897 by Herbert Henry Dow. Learn about the history of this chemical giant as it grows and merges into the top company it remains more than 100 years later, and hear some insight as to what has kept it successful and sustainable. Presenter(s): Billy...Read more

AIChE - CVS March Webinar

Engineering of Smart Materials: Stimuli-Responsive Fluids, Gels, and Capsules
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm PDT
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
Engineering Smart Materials Stimuli Responsive Fluids Gels and Capsules It’s now possible to engineer fluids and soft materials that show dramatic changes in their properties when exposed to external stimuli. What are the principles behind the engineering? Learn more. In 60 minutes, Dr. Srinivasa...Read more

February Webinar

A Perspective on the World's Energy Challenge
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm PST
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
A Perspective on the World's Energy Challenge Modern life depends upon the availability of plentiful energy at reasonable cost. Life styles, industries, agriculture, health care all assume availability of energy on demand. Is this situation sustainable? These days we see daily headlines, news...Read more

Hamilton Cellars Tour

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 3:00pm-5:00pm PST
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
Greetings CVS, A facilities tour has been scheduled with Hamilton Cellars, a local winery . Please find the relevant details below. Hamilton Cellars Tour Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 Time: 3:00 pm Location: 55410 North Sunset Road , Benton City, WA Please RSVP to Topic:...Read more

AIChE - CVS January Webinar

Model Predictive Control: An Overview and Selected Applications
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm PST
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
Model Predictive Control (MPC) is the most commonly advanced control technique applied in the chemical process industries. In this Webinar, basic feedback control principles are reviewed using a simple surge tank example. Important challenges in petroleum refining and other large-scale chemical...Read more

CVS - Lighted Boat Parade Party

Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:00pm-9:00pm PST
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
Greetings CVS, The leadership of the local section invites you for our annual Lighted Boat Parade viewing party. We will gather at the Hampton Inn in Richland starting at 6 pm on Friday, December 1st to enjoy the sights of the river from our second floor rooms (look for signs by the elevator). The...Read more

AIChE - CVS November Webinar: Protective Materials - Shear Thickening Fluids

Protective Materials for First Responders, Football Players, and Astronauts: Shear Thickening Fluids
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:30pm-8:00pm MST
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
Listen in on a discussion of the successful formation, unique properties and evolving development of commercial applications of shear thickening fluids (STFs). Learn how STFs are novel field-responsive materials that can be re-engineered to be useful nanocomposites. See how they are being used for...Read more

AIChE - CVS October Meeting and Elections

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm PDT
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
Greetings CVS, Below you will find details regarding our upcoming meeting: Date: October 18, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm Location: Round Table Pizza, 1769 Leslie Rd, Richland, WA Please RSVP to Topic : Section officer elections You are invited to join the section for our annual elections...Read more


Friday, July 14, 2017, 5:30pm-8:00pm PDT
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
Date: July 14, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm Location: 551 Tanglewood Dr., Richland, WA Please RSVP by sending an email to Topic : AIChE/ACS BBQ We welcome you to join the local sections of AIChE and ACS for a joint barbecue. Please come by to relax at a fun, politics-free social event with...Read more

July Webinar - Ice Cream Engineering

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm PDT
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
Ice cream is a multi-phase system. That means the engineering principles applied to making ice cream also apply to other industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and consumer products. This webinar explores how phase transitions are controlled to create structural aspects of ice cream that...Read more

AIChE - CVS June Webinar

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:30pm-8:00pm PDT
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
Life Cycle Analysis Tools and Applications for Sustainability This webinar provides an overview of life cycle analysis tools and applications drawing upon two decades of experience at the University of Michigan Center for Sustainable Systems. Life cycle models provide a comprehensive basis for...Read more

CVS April Webinar

Using Past Incidents As Leading Indicators for Pipeline Integrity Management
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:30pm PDT
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
Using Past Incidents As Leading Indicators for Pipeline Integrity Management Abstract: PHMSA data indicates about 11,000 pipeline incidents have occurred in U.S. in the past 20 years, causing 400 fatalities, 1500 injuries, and over $6.5 billion property damages. Increasing energy demand urges the...Read more