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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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...

Upcoming Events

Third Friday Process Networking Forum – April 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Speaker: Margaret A. Johnson, P.E. Margaret grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and moved to Texas immediately after graduating from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Her experience ranges from engineering and management in the electric power industry to sales and...Read more

STS AIChE May 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting - Workshops

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 5:30pm-6:30pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Workshop I Title : Evaluating valve condition: a part of any safe and efficient operation Speaker : Steven Obermann, Todd Harrison Abstract : : We will be presenting Metso’s thoughts on measuring and monitoring the behavior of the lowly control valve. Often the control valve assets are found to be...Read more

STS AIChE May 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 5:30pm-9:30pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
May 3, 2018 Dinner Presentation: Better Decisions Faster: Simple Things Can Reduce Incidents and Improve Operator Performance Schedule 5:30PM - 6:30PM Workshops 6:00PM - 7:00PM Social/Networking Time 7:00 PM - 8:00PM Dinner and STS Announcements 8:15PM - 9:00PM Dinner Presentation/Speaker Abstract...Read more

Recent Events

April 6th – First Friday Networking Lunch

Friday, April 6, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Using 3D Mapping Studies to Design Flame and Gas Detection Systems Dr. William Pittman, Fire and Gas Detection Consultant, Micropack Detection (Americas), will speak on how 3D models are being used to develop enhanced fire and gas detector layouts that are cost effective and proven to be compliant...Read more