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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November Letter from the Chair-Mark Harkness

Mark Harkness, Chair Hello South Texas Section, I hope this finds you all well and safe. We had an excellent online meeting in October, with a presentation by Mr. Madhi Nouri on “Exploring Process Optimization in Upstream & Midstream Industry”. I appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue to...

2019 South Texas Section – AIChE Awards Announced

Due to the unusual nature of events this year due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, the normal process of announcing and presenting the annual 2019 South Texas Section – AIChE (STS – AIChE) at the October Monthly Dinner Meeting was not possible. So Recipients and their Awards are simply being announced...

It’s STS Awards Nomination Time!

Nominations are being accepted thru May 1, 2021 for the following STS Annual Awards: 2020 STS Best Applied Paper Award 2020 STS Best Fundamental Paper Award 2020 STS Best In Practice Paper Award **NEW!!** 2020 STS Outstanding Young Professional Award (Under 40) 2020 STS Distinguished Service Award...

Does AIChE Have Your Birthdate on Record?

It has been noted that some South Texas Section – AIChE (STS – AIChE) Members do not provide their birthdates to AIChE. This creates a problem for the STS – AIChE Nominating and Awards Committees as one (1) South Texas Section – AIChE Executive Committee Position1 has an age requirement as do three...

Upcoming Events

First Friday Professional Development Webinar – Dec 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020, 11:30am-1:00pm CST
Posted by Kanjakha Pal
Millennial Strategies to Capture Baby-boomer Knowledge Risk data is some of the most difficult data in the world to read, digest and understand. Focusing on Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) reports specifically, although the framework and guidewords are followed, for the most part, universally it is...Read more

Spring 2021 PE Review Course for Chemical Engineering

Friday, January 29 - April 30, 2021, 3:00pm CST
Posted by Romina Myrtaj
Date 2021 Topic Instructor 29-Jan Introduction; Mass/Energy Balances & Thermo I Dale Embry 5-Feb Mass/Energy Balances & Thermodynamics II (3) Gary Gildert, Dale Embry 12-Feb Thermodynamics III (1); Kinetics I (2) Dale Embry, Gary Gildert 19-Feb Kinetics II (2); Plant Design Economics (1)...Read more

Recent Events

Third Friday Networking Lunch - November 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020, 11:30am-1:00pm CST
Posted by Talia Sanchez
Speaker: Ben Cammack Ben Cammack is Vice President of Global Operations for Clearguard. He has been involved in automation, engineered solutions, design and manufacturing for over 25 years. Born in England, based in Perth Western Australia, and currently residing with his wife and two children in...Read more

STS AIChE November 2020 Monthly Meeting

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6:00pm-7:30pm CST
Posted by Talia Sanchez
November 5, 2020 Presentation: Process Safety Management (PSM): Incidents and Sharing Collective Knowledge in the Digital Age Schedule 6:00PM - 6:30PM Announcements 6:30PM - 7:30PM Presentation Register Here Abstract: What are some current process safety incidents and similarities to incidents that...Read more