St. Louis Local Section

This site provides information and resources for chemical engineers in the greater St. Louis area.  Please click on one of the sidebars to learn more.  If you need additional information, please send us a note at, and welcome to our website.  All of our events qualify you for an attendance prize (click for details).

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Upcoming Events

Preventing Plant Damage

Joint Meeting of AIChE and ASME
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 5:00pm CST
Posted by Tom Blackwood
Paolo Torrado and Marc Aydell from Engineering Inspection Services (EIS) will talk about damage mechanisms in the average chemical facility. Gain a better understanding of the most common damage mechanisms affecting chemical manufacturing facilities. Learn about: Susceptible materials and the most...Read more

Homeland Security for Chemical Engineers

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 11:30am CDT
Posted by Tom Blackwood
The BioWatch Program is an early warning system to allow for life-saving treatment to begin in a timely manner. BioWatch is a cornerstone in the Department of Homeland Security’s comprehensive strategy for countering terrorism. BioWatch monitors the air for biological agents likely to be used in a...Read more


Service Awards, Student Awards and an eye-opening speaker
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 5:00pm-9:00pm CDT
Posted by Robert Gale
SCIENCE! THE CHEMISTRY OF BREWING COFFEE It may sometimes seem like dark magic, but brewing a delicious cup of coffee is nothing more than conducting a chemistry experiment. Coffee expert Dan Pabst will explain the 7 Fundamental Brewing Variables and the chemical processes that go into brewing a...Read more

Recent Events

Trivia for Engineers

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00pm CST
Posted by Tom Blackwood
The St. Louis Section of AIChE is hosting another "Engineering Trivia Night" in the new auditorium, at the Engineering Center of St. Louis. We have all kinds of categories - some technical, others just "science/math fun"! Unlike most trivia nights, this trivia night is meant to appeal to Science...Read more

Anheuser-Busch Tour

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 4:45pm CST
Posted by Tom Blackwood
Anheuser-Busch will host the St. Louis Section of AIChE for a plant tour along with members of the St. Louis Section of the International Society of Automation. The tour will include: • Research Pilot Brewery – covers brewhouse/brewkettle, fermentation, lagering, and possibly finishing. • Tasting...Read more