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Tidewater Virginia Local Section

Photo courtesy of Morgan Riley via Creative Commons
Photo courtesy of Morgan Riley via Creative Commons

Salt marshes along Jamestown Island, Virginia, part of Colonial National Historical Park

Welcome to the Tidewater Virginia Local Section community site!  Our section covers central and southeastern Virginia, highlighted in blue on our logo, a map of Virginia.  Managed by a group of volunteer officers and directors, we have about 80 local members.   Our programs include technical presentations, plant tours, social events and outreach to student chapters in our area: Virginia Comomnwealth University and Hampton University.  The Tidewater AIChE section is a member of two "umbrella" orgainizations, the Richmond Joint Engineers Council (RJEC) and the Peninsula Engineers Council (PEC).  These councils consist of various enginering societies, support STEM education and sponsor Engineers Week activities; an awards banquet and Career Day events for students.

Recent Events

Plant tour MGC Advanced Polymers

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:00pm-8:00pm EDT
Posted by Rudolph Krack
MGC Advanced Polymers: "In 2003 MGC Advanced Polymers, Inc., invested and licensed by Japanese chemical manufacturer Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company (Tokyo, Japan), constructed a proprietary state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Colonial Heights, Virginia, to produce MX Nylon, a polymer used...Read more

Engineers Week Activities

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 12:00am EST
Posted by Rudolph Krack
Celebrate Engineers Week February 17-23, 2019. Several events are planned by organizations that the Tidewater Virginia local section is affiliated with. Sunday 2/17/19: Celebrate Engineering Ingenuity, sponsored by the Richmond Joint Engineers Council (RJEC) at the Science Museum of Virginia (SMV...Read more