South Texas Local Section

Welcome to the website of the Greater Houston Area Chemical Engineers! We are known as the South Texas Section. We are one of the largest local sections of AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers).

We provide many activities and services for our members!

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2017 Upcoming Meetings

September - Process Safety October- Southwest Process Technology Conference and Dinner November- Water Forum - Houston Subsidence District

Upcoming Events

September 1st - First Friday Networking Lunch

Friday, September 1, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Have you ever thought about starting your own business and being your own boss? Enrique Saavedra, a mentor with SCORE ( ), will help us explore entrepreneurship and talk about the many free or low cost resources available to entrepreneurs. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to...Read more

STS AIChE September 2017 Workshops

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 5:30pm-6:30pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Workshop #1 Title: Become a Better Startup Engineer Abstract : The excitement of solving a startup problem is one of the best feelings a chemical engineer can have, especially if it is a difficult problem that others haven’t been able to solve. Startup work isn’t for everyone…the pressure can be...Read more

STS AIChE September 2017 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6:00pm-9:30pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
September 07, 2017 Dinner Presentation: Process Safety Today and Tomorrow Schedule 5:30PM - 6:30PM Workshops 6:00PM - 7:00PM Social/Networking Time 7:00PM - 8:00PM Dinner 8:00PM - 9:30PM Dinner Presentation/Speaker Abstract I’m old enough to have worked in industry before OSHA. In 1969, I worked a...Read more

Recent Events

August 4th - First Friday Networking Lunch

Friday, August 4, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Today’s job market is tough. Employers are seeking to reduce costs and want employees to hit the ground running. Job openings not only ask for experience but employers also want you to demonstrate specific skills to “prove” you can do the job. Many jobs require certification or licensing in order...Read more

STS Young Professionals - Astros vs Twins Outing

Friday, July 14, 2017, 7:00pm-10:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
The AIChE STS Young Professionals group invites you to a night out at the Houston Astros game on Friday, July 14th ! Come out and see the hottest team in baseball when our home down Astros take on the Minnesota Twins, 7:10 PM at Minute Maid Park. The cost of attending is only $25 per person, which...Read more