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Monthly Meetings

We hold a monthly meeting September through May. The monthly meeting generally falls on the first Thursday of the month. Up to 2 free workshops are provided, and begin about 5:30 PM. Visit our workshop page for more information about workshops.

There is usually a social period from 6-7 PM; the dinner starts at about 7 PM, and the speaker usually about 8 PM after a few society announcements.

Our regular meetings begin with workshop presentations (many of which qualify as PDH). We hold a social period (some with cash bar) before dinner. After dinner, we have an invited speaker.

The monthly meeting is a good opportunity to see old friends, make new friends, discuss various engineering topics, and network. Visitors are welcome, so if you're not a member come and see what you've been missing! Non-chemical engineers are also welcome, of course.

For some of our special event meetings (energy forum, distillation forum, student night) we do not have workshop presentations.

Meeting Locations

We do not have a 'permanent' meeting location. The meeting location will always be announced on the website and in the newsletter. We rotate our meeting locations around the Houston area to entice members from all over to attend at least one meeting. We hope to see you at a meeting location near you.

Some of the meeting locations we use:

Upcoming Events

Texas Industrial Water 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

First Friday Networking Lunch – November 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Talia Sanchez
Speaker: Tabitha Laser Tabitha A. Laser is a Leadership Educator and Coach with almost three decades of operations and consulting experience for a variety of companies in the oil and gas, energy, chemicals, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, government, and medical industry sectors. Tabitha...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

Past Events

Third Friday Networking Lunch – October 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Talia Sanchez
Speaker: Tabitha Laser Tabitha A. Laser is a Leadership Educator and Coach with almost three decades of operations and consulting experience for a variety of companies in the oil and gas, energy, chemicals, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, government, and medical industry sectors. Tabitha...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: Seeing Engineering Ethics in a New Way 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 Speaker:...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

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

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 – 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

STS AIChE September 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:30pm-9:30pm CDT
Posted by Talia Sanchez
September 6, 2018 Dinner Presentation: North America: A future LNG superpower? Schedule 5:30PM - 6:30PM Workshops 6:00PM - 6:30PM Social/Networking Time 6:30PM - 7:20PM Dinner and STS Announcements 7:30PM - 8:30PM Dinner Presentation/Speaker Abstract In less than a decade, the shale revolution has...Read more

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

STS Young Professionals - Astros vs Rangers Outing

Friday, July 27, 2018, 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 27th! The game against the Texas Rangers starts at 7:00 PM at Minute Maid Park. The cost of attending is only $25 per person, which covers your game seat. You are more than welcome to bring...Read more

Third Friday Networking Lunch – July 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Speaker: Jed Anderson Esq Mr. Anderson is recognized nationally and regionally as a leading expert in the areas of air quality and climate change law. He was formerly with the nationally prestigious law firms of Baker Botts, and Vinson & Elkins, and “of counsel” to the law firm of Bracewell...Read more

Third Friday Networking Lunch – June 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Topic: Patents and Intellectual Property: From Invention to Value Most chemical engineers are aware of patents but the details of getting from invention to realizing value can be elusive. This talk will cover many of the aspects of the patent process and how to use patents to create value. First it...Read more

2018 Annual STS-AIChE Houston Ship Channel Trip

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 6:00pm-7:30pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
REGISTRATION CLOSED -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SECURITY NOTICE Because of the increased security requirements at Port Houston, the annual STS-AIChE Houston Ship Channel Trip is subject to cancellation at the last minute by Port...Read more

First Friday Networking Forum – June 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Topic: The Future Price of Oil: A Perspective In mid-2014, the price of oil began a precipitous drop from about $110/bbl Brent to a low of about $30/bbl in the beginning of 2016. It has since partially recovered -- averaging $66-67/bbl over the past 3 months. This dramatic drop and partial recovery...Read more

Third Friday Process Networking Forum – May 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Speaker: Cody D. Rosier Cody Rosier, an HS&E Corporate Director at Zalemo, oversees Health, Safety and Environmental programs, Health, Safety and Environmental compliance, safety managers, safety technicians and corporate initiatives across the United States and abroad. Cody has worked in a...Read more

May 4th – First Friday Networking Lunch

Friday, May 4, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
The next STS-AIChE First Friday Networking Lunch (FFNL) will be held on Friday, May 4th from 11:30AM -1:00PM at the Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor Park Restaurant and Grill (14703 Park Row Dr, Houston, TX 77079). The restaurant is located on the east side of the hotel and there is designated...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 the...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 7:00PM - 8:00PM Dinner and STS Announcements 8:15PM - 9:00PM Dinner Presentation/Speaker Abstract...Read more

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

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

Trash Bash 2018 at the Armand Bayou Nature Center

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8:00am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
STS has partnered up with SPE GCS to participate on similar events. March 24th https://www.spegcs.org/events/3890/ Trash Bash 2018 at the Armand Bayou Nature Center Please join SPE-GCS Young Professionals in their support of environmental stewardship with the Armand Bayou Nature Center. Founded in...Read more

March 16-Process Networking Forum

Friday, March 16, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Speaker Dr. Rehm started his career as a refinery design engineer with UOP, then was a research engineer at the Amoco Research Center, followed by a stint investigating industrial accidents primarily for litigation, and finally as a “Loss Prevention” engineer with Saudi Aramco in Arabia. At Aramco...Read more

March 2nd - First Friday Networking Lunch

Friday, March 2, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Due to a late cancellation from the Omni we have been forced to change location for this Friday's FFNL to the Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor located at 14703 Park Row Dr, Houston, TX 77079 . Look forward to seeing everyone on Friday and we apologize for the late change. Local Impacts of...Read more

STS AIChE March 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 5:30pm-9:30pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
March 1, 2018 Dinner Presentation: The Power of Modelling – Then, Now and Expected Schedule 5:30PM - 6:30PM Workshops 6:00PM - 7:00PM Social/Networking Time 7:00PM - 8:00PM Dinner and STS Announcements 8:15PM - 9:00PM Dinner Presentation/Speaker Abstract Models play an important role in industry...Read more

STS AIChE March 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting - Workshops

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 5:30pm-6:30pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Workshop I Title: How Physical Property Accuracy Saves You Time and Money Speaker: Nathan Lott Abstract: : In the late 1970’s, the Design Institute for Physical Properties (DIPPR®) was established with a mission to ensure chemical processes are designed and operated as safely and efficiently as...Read more

Plant Tour - Schlumberger Testing & Process Systems

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Join us for a plant tour of Schlumberger Testing & Process Systems! The visit requires PPE. Although Schlumberger has some PPE, they recommends those who have PPE to bring their own. Safety glasses Hard hat Fire retardant lab coat Steel toe shoesRead more

Volunteering at the Houston Food Bank

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8:00am-12:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
STS has partnered up with SPE GCS to participate on similar events. February 17th https://www.spegcs.org/events/3840/ YP: Volunteering at the Houston Food Bank Your time is a gift to hungry kids, seniors and others who may not have enough to eat. Volunteers produce the equivalent of a meal a minute...Read more

February 16th – Process Network Forum

Friday, February 16, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
FOR THOSE WHO COULDN’T ATTEND MR. JIMMY KUMANA’S FEBRUARY 2nd FIRST FRIDAY NETWORKING LUNCH PRESENTATION, YOU CAN CATCH HIM AT THE PIPELINE GRILL ON FEBRUARY 16th! OPTIMAL INTEGRATION OF STEAM TURBINES FOR INDUSTRIAL CHP APPLICATIONS Jimmy D Kumana, CEO, Kumana & Associates, will speak on the...Read more

Spring 2018 PE Review Course for Chemical Engineering

Friday, February 2 - April 26, 2018, 4:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Date Topic Instructor Feb 2 Introduction; Mass/Energy Balances & Thermo I Dale Embry Feb 9 Mass/Energy Balances & Thermodynamics II (3) Dale Embry/Gary Gildert Feb 16 Thermodynamics III (1); Fluid Mechanics I (2) Dale Embry Todd Willman; Carol Schmidt Feb 23 Fluid Mechanics II (3) Todd...Read more

February 2nd - First Friday Networking Lunch

Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
OPTIMAL INTEGRATION OF STEAM TURBINES FOR INDUSTRIAL CHP APPLICATIONS Jimmy D Kumana, CEO, Kumana & Associates, will speak on the economics of steam turbine applications as dependent primarily upon two factors – choosing the right type and size of machine (viz. back pressure or condensing), and...Read more

STS AIChE February 2018 Workshop

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5:30pm-6:30pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Workshop I Title: Lessons Learned – How to Maintain the Corporate Memory Speaker: Jerry Forest, Celanese Abstract: Corporate memory seems to have a half-life of about 10 years. In order to deeply imbed the lessons learned from past incidents Celanese has developed a process safety lessons learned...Read more

STS AIChE February 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5:30pm-9:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
February 1, 2018 Dinner Presentation: Alignment, Engagement and Execution: Creating Strong Team Performance and Results – Or, How to Herd Cats! Schedule 5:30PM - 6:30 PM Workshops 6:30PM - 6:45PM Social/Networking Time 6:45PM - 8:00PM Dinner and STS Announcements 8:15PM - 9:00PM Dinner Presentation...Read more

January 12th - First Friday Networking Lunch

Friday, January 12, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Small Business Mentoring and Success by SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives) The presentation will address how SCORE (an acronym for Service Core of Retired Executives) as a non-profit, nation-wide organization of volunteers is dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small...Read more

STS AIChE January 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 5:30pm-9:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
January 11, 2018 Dinner Presentation: Chemical Engineering and, by the way, Process Safety Schedule 5:30PM - 6:30 PM Workshops 6:30PM - 6:45PM Social/Networking Time 6:45PM - 8:00PM Dinner and STS Announcements 8:15PM - 9:00PM Dinner Presentation/Speaker Abstract We are taught how to design and...Read more

STS AIChE January 2018 Workshops

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 5:30pm-6:30pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Workshop I Title: Next generation of process modeling and optimization technology Abstract: Process industries are always looking for ways to optimize key performance indicators. Rigorous process optimization is based on high-fidelity predictive mathematical models consisting of first-principles...Read more

STS AIChE December 2017 Workshop-Only Meeting

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6:00pm-9:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Schedule 6:00PM - 7:00PM Workshop I 7:00PM - 8:00PM Workshop II 8:00PM - 9:00PM Workshop III *Drinks and Snacks will be provided. ---------------------------------------- Please register here . ----------------------------------------------- Workshop I Title: Refineries and Chemicals Pre-Turnaround...Read more

2018 Season Pass

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - November 1, 2018, 5:00am CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
This coming year features many great speakers and topics at our STS AIChE Dinner meetings. Our Season's Pass program is a great way not to miss a single meeting! Over 35 of our members enjoyed the benefits of our 2017 Season Pass program such as: One price to attend all eight monthly dinner...Read more

October 20th – Process Network Forum

Friday, October 20, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Safety Lessons Learned by an Attorney Representing Injured Workers This presentation highlights what David W. Alexander, Ph.D. chemical engineer and plaintiffs’ attorney, has observed as company safety failings while representing injured workers and the family of one decedent. The experience has...Read more

STS AIChE October 2017 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:00pm-9:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Oct 12, 2017 Dinner Presentation: Transforming the Way Texans Travel Please note that this Dinner event is in conjunction with 2017 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 Texas...Read more

September 22nd – Process Network Forum

Friday, September 22, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Refineries and Chemicals Pre-Turnaround Activities Via Interface Management This presentation discusses an efficient mode for tracking Pre-Turnaround activities of Refinery & Chemical plant maintenance projects and Unit upgrades via Web-based Interface Management System similar to that used for...Read more

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...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

July 14th First Friday Lunch Networking Lunch - Registration

Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
This month, we're moving the First Friday Networking Lunch to the second Friday of the month to avoid the holiday shuffle. Join us on July 14th when Mickey Reeves, Program Director at CH2M, will lead us on a discussion about Why Networking is Still Relevant. July's networking lunch will be...Read more

2017 Annual STS-AIChE Houston Ship Channel Trip

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 6:00pm-7:30pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
2017 ANNUAL STS-AIChE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL TRIP 6:00 PM, SATURDAY, JUNE 24 REGISTRATION IS FULL. The Trip has been moved from June 3rd to June 24th. If you will not be able to come on the trip on June 24, please contact Yurika Diaz, the STS-AIChE Treasurer, for a refund to your credit card. Her...Read more

June 2nd First Friday Lunch Networking Lunch

Friday, June 2, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Your interview went well. You are sure you are going to get a job offer. But NOW comes the hard part – do you accept what the company offers, or should you negotiate for something more? If you just pay attention to the salary offer, you may be leaving money on the table! In a fast-paced...Read more

May 5th First Friday Lunch Networking Lunch

Friday, May 5, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Are you discouraged, frustrated and demoralized in your job search? This is likely to be your experience if you’ve been relying on online job postings and outdated resume formats to get results, as many do. Did you know that a large percentage of all available jobs are not posted anywhere? Or...Read more

STS AIChE May 2017 Workshops

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 5:30pm-6:30pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Workshop #1 Title: Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience and Energy Savings Abstract: Governments are increasingly becoming more concerned about the impact of natural disaster events on critical infrastructure. Combined heat and power (CHP) provides the...Read more

STS AIChE May 2017 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 5:30am-9:30pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
May 04, 2017 Dinner Presentation: Good Engineering Practice for Emergency Relief System Design 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 Pressure Relief Systems are designed to protect...Read more

April 7th First Friday Lunch Networking Lunch

Friday, April 7, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
The First Friday Networking Lunch series is springing into April with Mr. Mark Lockhart, P.E. from Burns & McDonnell speaking about how to conduct a job search. Mr. Lockhart has experienced being “surplus” and “laid-off’ twice in his career. Both times have led him to...Read more

STS AIChE March 2017 Workshops

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 5:30pm-6:30pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Workshop #1 Title: Creating a Winning Resume Speaker: Mark Friedman, Ph.D Abstract: The resume is one of the most important documents in a job search. Yet many people fail to get enough mileage from it. First and foremost, a resume is your ticket to an interview. In that sense, a resume is like a...Read more

STS AIChE March 2017 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 5:30pm-9:30pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
March 02, 2017 Dinner Presentation: Port of Houston: State of the Port, Global Trade and Environmental Stewardship 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 The Port of Houston is a 25-mile-...Read more

Science Engineering Fair of Houston - Judging

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 12:30pm-3:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Science Fair special award judging will be conducted on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Athletics/Alumni Center at the University of Houston. Two parking lots, 20A and 20C, have been set aside for free parking. We ask our participating judges to arrive at 12:30 for...Read more

February 2017 First Friday Networking Lunch

Friday, February 3, 2017, 11:00am-12:30pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
The "First Friday" networking lunch series is continues into February where the topic is the "Pay-it-Forward Networking Program." With the intention to help lead and grow a grassroots volunteer program to assist professionals in transition in Houston, the Pay-it-Forward...Read more

STS AIChE February 2017 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 5:30pm-9:30pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
February 02, 2017 Dinner Presentation: Biological Wastewater Treatment in the Chemical Industry 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 Over the last half century the treatment of...Read more

STS AIChE February 2017 Workshops

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 5:30pm-6:30pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
PSM Workshop Title LNG: Process Safety and Regulatory Challenges Speaker Jack Chosnek, Process Safety Consultant Abstract With the abundance of natural gas the production of LNG in the U.S. is increasing in spite of a downturn in the world’s economy and falling oil prices. The change from...Read more

Career Day at First Colony Middle School

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 8:00am-3:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
STS is seeking volunteers for Career Day at First Colony Middle School (in Sugar Land) on Thursday, January 26, 2017. This event serves 8 th graders, providing information on career opportunities and the high school and college courses needed to pursue those careers. The event runs from 8:30 a.m...Read more

Spring 2017 PE Review Course for Chemical Engineering

Friday, January 20 - April 7, 2017, 4:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Date Topic Instructor Jan 20 Introduction; Mass/Energy Balances & Thermo I Dale Embry Jan 27 Mass/Energy Balances & Thermodynamics II (3) Dale Embry/Gary Gildert Feb 3 Thermodynamics III (1); Fluid Mechanics I (2) Dale Embry Todd Willman; Carol Schmidt Feb 10 Fluid Mechanics II (3) Todd...Read more

STS AIChE January 2017 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:00pm-9:30pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
January 12, 2017 Dinner Presentation: Improving Operational Resilience Using Dynamic Simulation Bronze Sponsor Schedule 6:00PM - 7:00PM Social/Networking Time 7:00PM - 8:00PM Dinner 8:00PM - 9:30PM Dinner Presentation/Speaker Abstract Resilience is the ability to recover from or adjust easily to...Read more

January 2017 First Friday Networking Lunch

Friday, January 6, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Welcome to the First Friday Networking Lunch in 2017! January's networking lunch will be held on Friday, January 6th from 11:30AM - 1PM at the Café on the Lake in the Omni Hotel at Westside (13210 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079). The Café lunch menu ranges from $8 to $15, and the South Texas...Read more

December First Friday Networking Lunch

Friday, December 2, 2016, 11:30am-1:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
The "First Friday" networking lunch series is continuing into December with Rita Obey, a recruiter from Recruiting Source International, who will be speaking and answering all your questions about working with recruiters. This is a networking event to bring together engineers who are...Read more

STS AIChE December 2016 Social

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:45pm-10:00pm CST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
STS invites you to a night on the water for our end-of-year social on Thursday, December 1st! Sponsored by the YPs but open to all members, the event will include a buffet-style dinner, drink ticket, and a leisurely cruise around Clear Lake, Kemah, and Galveston Bay. The cost is subsidized to $35...Read more

November First Friday Networking Lunch

Friday, November 4, 2016, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
The South Texas Section is happy to announce the beginning of the "First Friday" networking lunch series. This is a networking event to bring together engineers who are seeking to improve their employment situation, with experienced industry management and professionals. The first lunch...Read more

STS AIChE November 2016 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:00pm-9:30pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
November 3, 2016 Dinner Presentation: Sustaining and Optimizing Your Career: Let AIChE Help! Gold Sponsor Silver Sponsor Schedule 5:30PM - 6:30PM PSM Workshop 6:00PM - 7:00PM Social/Networking Time 7:00PM - 8:00PM Dinner 8:00PM - 9:30PM Dinner Presentation/Speaker Abstract Once again we see that...Read more

STS AIChE November 2016 Monthly Dinner Meeting Workshops

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 5:30pm-6:30pm CDT
Posted by Linton Wong
PSM Workshop PSM/RMP Auditing – Compliance, Best Practices, and the Future Abstract Do you want to know more about (1) why good PSM/RMP auditing is important, (2) what you can be cited for by OSHA/EPA, (3) how to perform good audits, and/or (4) possible future requirements? Then this...Read more

STS AIChE October 2016 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:00pm-9:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Oct 6, 2016 Dinner Presentation: Industrial Cyber Security – An essential element of business operation Please note that this Dinner event is in conjunction with 2016 SPTC conference Schedule 4:30PM - 6:00PM Social/Networking Time 6:00PM - 7:00PM Dinner 7:00PM - 8:30PM Dinner Presentation/...Read more

STS AIChE September 2016 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 6:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Sept 8, 2016 Dinner Presentation: Increasing Refinery Flexibility through Technology and Innovation Thanks to our Gold Sponsor 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 When people hear the...Read more

STS AIChE September 2016 Monthly Dinner Meeting Workshops

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 5:30pm-6:30pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
UEFA Workshop Visualizing Oil Flow Processes Using Microfluidic Devices Abstract Asphaltene deposition is a common cause of significant flow assurance problems in wellbores and production equipment as well as near-wellbore regions in oil reservoirs. My lab has generated micromodels, which are...Read more

STS Young Professionals - Astros vs Angels Outing

Friday, July 22, 2016, 7:00pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT The AIChE STS Young Professionals group invites you to a night out at the Houston Astros game on Friday, July 22nd! The game against the LA Angels starts at 7:10 PM at Minute Maid Park. The cost of attending is only $25 per person, which covers your bullpen seat. You are more...Read more

2016 Annual STS-AIChE Houston Ship Channel Trip

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 6:00pm-7:30pm CDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
2016 ANNUAL STS-AIChE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL TRIP 6:00 PM, SATURDAY, JUNE 11 SECURITY NOTICE Because of the increased security requirements at the Port of Houston, the annual STS-AIChE Houston Ship Channel Trip is subject to cancellation at the last minute by the Port of Houston Authority. If this...Read more

STS AIChE May 2016 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:30pm CDT
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May 5, 2016 Dinner Presentation: The New World of Opportunity Crudes Schedule 5:30PM - 6:30PM Workshop 6:00PM - 7:00PM Social/Networking Time 7:00PM - 8:00PM Dinner 8:00PM - 9:30PM Dinner Presentation/Speaker Abstract The refining industry has changed noticeably over the past several years with an...Read more

May 2016 Workshops

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:30pm-6:30pm CDT
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PSM Workshop Title Conduct of Operations Workshop – “Walk the Line” Speaker Donald W. (Don) Abrahamson, Abrahamson Consulting LLC, Owner Abstract Conduct of Operations (ConOps) is one of the 20 Risk Based Process Safety elements from the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)...Read more

2016 Season Pass

South Texas Section- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (STS-AIChE) Season Pass
Friday, January 1 - December 31, 2016, 8:00am MST
Posted by Phillip Purpich
Update on Seasons Pass for Remaining part of 2016 We thank all those individuals who were seasons pass holders for 2016. We thank you for your support. As our 2016 season comes to a close we want to remind all those considering to be a seasons pass member that immediately the STS-AIChE Seasons Pass...Read more

Chemical/Engineering Opportunities (CEO) Networking Event

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 10:00am-12:00pm EDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
We are pleased to host a networking event at our Houston office as part of our Chemical/Engineering Opportunities (C/EO) program. The C/EO program is designed to help professionals by providing workshops, networking events, and resources to guide them in their careers. This networking event will...Read more

STS AIChE October 2015 Social Hour & Dinner Program At SPTC

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 5:00pm EDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
November's meeting details can be found here . October 1, 2015 Dinner Presentation Adrift: Does America have a future in space? Location Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, Galveston, TX 1 Hope Boulevard Galveston, TX 77554 Speaker Eric Berger, Science Writer, Houston Chronicle...Read more

September 2015 Workshops

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30pm MDT
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Personal Development Workshop Resume/Interviewing Skills Speaker: Bianca Stewart, Recruitment Specialist, Progressive Global Energy Abstract: Recruitment specialist who can provide resume and interview tips to create the conversation and capitalize on an interview with future employers. This is an...Read more

STS AIChE September 2015 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30pm EDT
Posted by Phillip Purpich
September 10, 2015 Dinner Presentation: Seven Steps to Troubleshoot a Reactor Location Pelazzio Banquet Hall Speakers Gary Gildert, BASc., PEng., MBA, Johnson Matthey, William Mixon, Tracerco AT THE DOOR PRICES WILL REMAIN UNTIL DINNER THURSDAY NIGHT Schedule 5:30PM - 6:30PM Workshops 6:00PM - 7:...Read more

Joint Meeting with IEEE

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:00pm MDT
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Speaker: George Hartmann, Texas Board of Professional Engineers Title: Ethics- Joint Meeting with IEEE Location: Pelazzio 12121 Westheimer Road Houston, Texas 77077Read more

April 2015 Workshops

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:30pm MDT
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Management Workshop Brief Overview of Project Management Principles Speaker: Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, PhD, PE Abstract: Whether you are a supervisor or team leader new to project management, or an experienced manager, you will want to refresh your understanding of the important tools and techniques...Read more