This award generally is given to a distinguished chemical engineer in the Mid-Michigan Section with about 20-30 years of professional experience following graduation. Publications, patents, company recognition of achievement, and other accomplishments in the field of chemical engineering are key criteria for consideration. The individual must be an active participant in AIChE at either the local or national level to be considered. This is normally an annual award .
This award recognizes service to AIChE, technical and professional expertise, and leadership that is superior for an early-career engineer. It is generally given to a person with approximately 4-12 years of service following graduation. This is normally an annual award.
This award recognizes long-time service to the profession through role modeling for other engineers and leadership of community activities that benefit area students and residents. Recipients usually have about 25-30 years of service following graduation.
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Free registration and expenses paid (up to $1000) to the Spring Meeting, or the Annual Fall Meeting.
Nominations must be submitted by local section officers on behalf of members with at least three years of professional membership in AIChE. In each annual award cycle, a section's officers can submit up to two nominations. Both small and large local sections are invited to nominate their most active members.
This award is designed to recognize long-term volunteerism in the local section. It can also be to recognize an individual for a significant contribution to a large event like a conference.
We are looking for those volunteers that show:
Nominations must be received by November 30 and recipients will earn the award for redemption for one of two conference events in the following calendar year.
Awards granted are based on merit as decided by the Local Sections Committee. The LSC can grant awards on a first come, first served basis if there are fewer eligible nominations than awards. If there are more eligible nominations than awards, then the LSC will award the best nominees. This award can be awarded to an individual one time only.
The Local Sections Committee and Career and Education Operating Council are proud to administer the Shining Star Award which recognizes outstanding volunteerism at the AIChE local section level and encourages members to become more involved in local section activities.
In this program, 12-15 annual grants of $150-$600 each are awarded to sections submitting qualified applications.
Each section may only receive one grant per programming year (July to June). Sections who receive the grant must submit a summary report of their funded project before they can apply for the grant in the next funding year.
The quarterly deadlines for applications are:
Here are some of the innovative and successful local section programs supported by John J. McKetta Project Connect grants:
The Project Connect Grants for Local Sections were inaugurated in 2001 to assist local sections with their efforts to reach out to students, recent chemical engineering graduates, and new engineers.
In this program, 4 annual grants of $600-$800 each are awarded to sections submitting qualified applications. Program Planning Grants will be awarded in the spring and fall of year.
The semiannual deadlines for applications are:
Below is the general application evaluation criteria that the Local Sections Committee will use to evaluate grant applications.
Program Planning Grants are intended to assist local sections with their membership outreach efforts. The objective is to encourage development of a program involving more than a single event.