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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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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

First Friday Networking Forum – October 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Talia Sanchez
Speaker: Mr. Richard (Rick) B. Strait Ammonia is the one thread that passes through Rick Strait’s 40+ year career. He has had most every job in the business. Operations = Shift Supervisor to Management; Maintenance = Forman to Management; Engineering = Process Engineer to Director; Projects =...Read more

Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 9:30am-12:00pm CDT
Posted by Talia Sanchez
Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum, in conjunction with the AIChE SPTC Join us on October 9 for the Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum, to be held in conjunction with the AIChE Southwest Process Technology Conference in Galveston at the Moody Conference Center. The presentation titles...Read more

STS AIChE October 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 5:30pm-9:00pm CDT
Posted by Talia Sanchez
Oct 9, 2018 Dinner Presentation: Please note that this Dinner event is in conjunction with 2018 SPTC conference Schedule 6:30PM - 6:45PM Social/Networking Time 6:45PM - 8:00PM Dinner and STS Announcements 8:15PM - 9:00PM Dinner Presentation/Speaker Abstract Coming soon! Speaker Coming soon! A...Read more

Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 4:00pm-6:00pm CDT
Posted by Talia Sanchez
Topic: Wastewater Management and Reuse Confirmed speakers: Kathleen Jackson, Texas Water Development Board Director Hunter Barr, Vice President, NAP Chemical Brian McGovern, Business Development Manager, Suez Water Technologies Jim Matharu, Sr. Vice President, Aquatech Register Now! For more...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 (STS-AIChE) is now 75 years old, and we are celebrating this with our Diamond Jubilee Celebration Dinner on Saturday, November 3, 2018, beginning at 6:00 PM. The dinner will be held at the Houston Racquet Club , which is at...Read more

Recent Events

First Friday Networking Forum – September 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Talia Sanchez
Speaker: Sagar Sarsani Dr. Sagar Sarsani is currently a Staff Scientist in Engineering Sciences Department in Corporate Research & Development at SABIC Technology Center (Sugarland, TX). He obtained his Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay, followed by an MS and PhD in Chemical...Read more

STS AIChE September 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting - Workshops

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:30pm-6:30pm CDT
Posted by Talia Sanchez
Workshop I Title: Are you setting up your control system to manage vessel levels correctly? Abstract: Process Level controllers often fail to be optimized correctly for the use cases in our processes. This workshop will explain why level control is different from other control loops. We will share...Read more