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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2021 Texas Spring Energy Forum

The Texas Industrial Energy Efficiency Program is delighted to announce the 2021 Texas Spring Energy Forum – one of the highlights on TIEEP’s annual calendar. Our theme is Decarbonizing the Process Industries . The forum will be held as a webinar, 4:20 to 5:50 pm, March 4, 2021 . Registration is...

South Texas Section – AIChE 2019 Special Service Award

The Executive Committee of The South Texas Section – AIChE awarded Talia Sanchez the 2019 STS – AIChE Special Service Award for her efforts as the STS – AIChE Webmaster. Talia Sanchez displays her 2019 STS – AIChE Special Service Award

The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) Program 2021

Do you know a deserving student who loves all things STEM and could use some help paying for college? We are delighted to share a life-changing opportunity for high school students studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) who plan to attend an Historically Black College or...

February Letter from the Chair

Letter from the Chair January has been a whirlwind month for all, and as we look forward to the distribution of vaccinations for COVID-19 over the spring, it is a good time to reflect on how chemical engineers have driven advances in vaccine development and their manufacture. The South Texas...

Upcoming Events

STS AICHE March 2021 dinner meeting

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 6:00pm-7:30pm CST
Posted by Kanjakha Pal
Dynamic risk management to enable inherently safer process system digitalization Dr. Faisal Khan Director, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Abstract While efforts to use digital solutions in process operations are gaining wider acceptance, there are serious safety concerns that need to be...Read more

First Friday Networking Lunch

Friday, March 5, 2021, 10:45am-11:30am CST
Posted by Kanjakha Pal
A parallel economy: Monetization of alternative energy is proposed as a way of achieving carbon neutrality & sustainability The local power station or microgrid issues kWhr credits based on electrical input from alternative energy. These "alternative - energy currency units" are used as the...Read more

Recent Events

Third Friday Professional Development Webinar – February 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021, 10:30am-11:30am CST
Posted by Kanjakha Pal
The Role of Nuclear Energy in our Future Energy System Speaker : John Kotek John Kotek is Vice President for Policy Development and Public Affairs at the Nuclear Energy Institute. Prior to joining NEI in 2017, he worked for the U.S. Department of Energy, where he was nominated by President Obama to...Read more

STS AICHE February 2021 dinner meeting

Thursday, February 4, 2021, 6:00pm-7:30pm CST
Posted by Kanjakha Pal
Toby Baker Toby Baker was appointed executive director of the TCEQ on August 20, 2018. About Toby Baker Toby Baker is the executive director, who is hired by the commissioners, and is responsible for managing the agency’s day-to-day operations. Prior to Baker’s recent move to executive director, he...Read more

Recent Activity

January Letter from the Chair - Ramanan Krishnamoorti

Letter from the Chair Welcome and best wishes for a fantastic 2021! I look forward to serving the South Texas Section as Chair for 2021. I first would like to thank Mark Harkness, 2020 Chair, the Executive Committee, and numerous volunteers for a successful 2020. During a most unusual year, AIChE-...