STS AIChE March 2020 Monthly Dinner Meeting | AIChE

STS AIChE March 2020 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, March 5, 2020,
5:30pm to 9:00pm
In-Person / Local
12126 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77077
United States

March 5, 2020 Dinner Presentation: Navigating Your Career: 3 Tips to Advance Effortlessly


5:30PM-6:30PM Workshops

6:00PM - 7:00PM Social/Networking Time

7:00PM - 8:00PM Dinner and STS Announcements

8:00PM - 9:00PM Dinner Presentation/Speaker


Chemical engineers are high achievers.  We seek efficiency and productivity in operations as well as in our personal and professional lives.  Being promoted to management or to a technical expert role is a goal for many of us.  Yet while a chemical engineering degree can prepare us to work on kinetics, heat transfer, and fluid flow, we often miss out on the best tools and techniques for negotiating the career minefield.

In this presentation, you will learn three tips to advance your career.  First, you will learn how to speak the language of your stakeholders whether they are senior executives, vendors, customers, or direct reports.  Next, you will practice a quick technique to build your muscles in strategic networking.  Finally, you will access ideas to balance time among meetings, quality work, and leisure.

Being trained as a chemical engineer opens a wide field of career and job opportunities.  Join us to learn how to successfully navigate transitions to higher level positions.

Speaker: Teresa Jurgens Kowal

Teresa Jurgens-Kowal is passionate about innovation.  She is a writer, mentor, coach, and trainer.  Teresa founded Global NP Solutions in 2009 to help individuals and organizations learn, adopt, transform, and sustain innovation.  She enjoys helping people reach their highest levels of success with innovation.  Teresa’s consulting clients include a full spectrum of large industry corporations to entrepreneurs seeking to launch new products.  She coaches executives and managers to improve innovation performance using a variety of work style assessments and customized tools.  Teresa frequently presents keynotes and breakouts locally and nationally on her favorite topics of innovation, design thinking, and product development. 

As a Registered Education Provider (REP) with the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), Teresa has written the #1 best-selling book for New Product Development Professional (NPDP) certification, NPDP Certification Exam Prep:  A 24-Hour Study Guide.  She recently published a chapter on leading virtual teams for innovation projects with the Virtual Team Model (VTM) (October 2018, Leveraging Constraints for Innovation).  She has recently released The Innovation ANSWER Book, a comprehensive guide to building innovation leadership.

Prior to founding Global NP Solutions, Teresa worked in R&D, process technology development, and as an internal innovation expert at ExxonMobil Chemical Company.  She has degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington (PhD) and University of Idaho (BS), and an MBA from West Texas A&M University.  Teresa lives in Southeast Texas and enjoys bicycling and scrapbooking.

Menu: Enjoy a BBQ Evening with STS AIChE!

Dinner Buffet:

Corn Bread

Mixed Garden Greens Salad with Strawberries and Nuts

Texas Brisket

BBQ Turkey

Texas Style Potato Salad

Southern Cole Slaw


Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Seasonal Fruit Platter

Coffee Station:

Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee

Hot Water and Tea Option

Non-Alcoholic Beverages:

Iced Tea with Lemon Wedges


Alcoholic Beverage:

Cash Bar**

** Cash only – no electronic payment option


Registration Options

 Pre-Registration 3/4/2020 by Noon

Pre-Registration 3/4/2020 by Noon

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Students $25 $25 $35 $35

Vegetarian Dinner requests are due on March 2, 2020

Online Registration closes on March 5, 2020 at 4:00 pm after this time,  guests must register on site.

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