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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Volunteer Opportunity - Webmaster

STS is the largest local section of AIChE. If you want to increase your visibility to industry, volunteering with STS is a great opportunity to do so. STS-AIChE is in current need of a webmaster. The position does not require ANY coding experience because coding isn't required to modify the website...

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – Process Networking Forum

As many of you may know, STS organizes two professional networking meetings (11:30 am – 1 pm) on every 1 st and 3 rd Friday of the month – one on the west side of Houston and one on the east side. The intent is provide an opportunity for members and prospective new members to enlarge their circle...

2018 South Texas Section Networking Lunch Programs

In January 2018, the South Texas Section will resume the First Friday networking lunches at the Omni Hotel Westside Café (13210 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX). The January lunch will be on the 2 nd Friday (January 12) to avoid New Year’s week family celebrations/travels. Also in January 2018, STS will...

Candidates For 2018 Executive Committee

Nominated as Chair-Elect for 2018 (and to succeed to the Chair in 2019 and Past Chair in 2020) Thomas E. Rehm, PhD, PE, CPSP, CSP, CPSA, CLP I have had an interesting career; now semi-retired but still busy. It all started in 1972 with UOP – most of my time spent as a Senior Design Engineer...

SPTC Conference Registration Update, Adjustment because of Harvey

Many of our members were affected by the devastating effects of hurricane Harvey. In recognition of this, the AIChE, the STS Executive Committee and the SPTC committee have extended the standard rates for registration for the SPTC conference for Onsite Pricing. The AIChe South Texas Section (STS)...

Upcoming Events

Third Friday Networking Lunch – September 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Talia Sanchez
Speaker: Terry Suffredini Terry Suffredini, PE, is The Engineer’s Coach. After earning her degree in Chemical Engineering from UT-Austin, she spent more than 2 decades working in the environmental field. She later transitioned into process design and then into project management, where she now...Read more

STS-AIChE Diamond Jubilee Celebration Dinner

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 6:00pm CDT
Posted by Talia Sanchez
The South Texas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers is now 75 years old, and we are celebrating this with our Diamond Jubilee Celebration Dinner on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The dinner will be held at the Houston Racquet Club , which is at 10709 Memorial Drive near Voss. The...Read more

Recent Events

Third Friday Networking Lunch – August 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Talia Sanchez
Speaker Mr. Michael Foggia is currently the Business Development and Marketing Manager, for Process Combustion Corp in Pittsburg, Pa. He spent 25+ years with Rohm & Haas (now Dow) working in the Specialty Chemicals group, focusing on new product and process commercialization, technical service/...Read more

First Friday Networking Forum – August 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Topic: Managing New Technology Risk- A DNV GL Technology Qualification (TQ) Process New concepts and technology are vital for any industry to meet ever more challenging requirements for process and production. However, when new technology is deployed, whether with novel equipment or standard...Read more