The Mid-Michigan Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) cordially invites you to attend the annual Spring Banquet on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Great Hall Convention Center in Midland. Our special guest speaker for the evening will be Dr. Cheryl Teich, the 2015 President of AIChE. Cheryl’s talk will focus on AIChE: Achievements, Ideals, Challenges, Engagement. She will share her perspectives on the status and direction of AIChE from the vantage point of AIChE president. This is a rare opportunity to get an up close glimpse of inner workings of “the Global Home of Chemical Engineers”.
Cheryl holds BS (MIT), MS (MIT), and PhD (Stevens Institute of Technology) degrees in chemical engineering. Along with being AIChE President, she is also an AIChE Fellow and a Trustee of the AIChE Foundation. Cheryl served on AIChE’s Board of Directors (2007–2009) while chairing the Executive Board of the Program Committee (2008). She is a founding member of the Process Development Division. Cheryl’s day job is the Reaction Engineering Expertise Leader in Dow Chemical’s Engineering Solutions Technology Center. She joined Dow during its 2009 Rohm and Haas acquisition, and has over 30 years with the combined company. There is a strong synergy between Cheryl’s “day job” and her AIChE contributions: the ability to see common factors among disparate groups and leverage their individual strengths across organizational boundaries. She has spent her career negotiating the interfaces between R&D, manufacturing, and business functions. She considers herself an “expert generalist” in process development, reaction engineering and problem solving.
5:30 – 6:00 p.m., Social time with cash bar
6:00 – 7:55 p.m., Dinner and awards program
8:00 – 8:45 p.m., Cheryl Teich, Guest Speaker
Cost: $30 per person for members and one guest per member, $40 per person for non-members.
If you will attend, please RSVP to Bruce Holden, Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15. Please pay at the door the evening of the event – with cash or a check made out to Mid-Michigan AIChE.
Note: if you make reservations but then do not attend the event, AIChE will still need to charge you for the cost of the dinner to recover our costs.
If you are interested in joining the local Mid-Michigan section, please use the link below.