Virtual Local Section

The Virtual Section functions much as any local section does, we hold monthly meetings to encourage the professional growth of chemical engineers, we provide opportunity for networking with meeting attendees, and we serve our local communities, states, country and world using our hands, heads and hearts. The virtual section isn't limited by geography so geographically isolated ChEs can be supported. But there are some differences that make us unique... Read more about us, join the VLS and follow us on LinkedInFacebook & Twitter.


Submit a webinar idea!

Would you like to present at one of the Virtual Local Section's meetings? Propose your topic for our review! We are particularly interested in talks related to safety, modeling, alternative energy, education, sustainability, personal development, and process intensification. Topics must have...

Upcoming Events

Reactive Chemical Hazards

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 9:00pm EDT
Posted by Paul Shuey
by Amy Theis, PE Incidents due to reactive chemical hazards continue to occur in the manufacturing industry, resulting in loss of life, property damage, and environmental impacts. There are many federal regulations as well as best industry practices that can be utilized to identify potential...Read more

2019 Student Co-op and Internship Presentation Competition

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 8:00pm-9:00pm CDT
Posted by Noah Meeks
Submit Abstract Here Are you enjoying your time as an intern or co-op, or working on a unique or exciting project? Then enter for a chance to share your experience, practice your presentation skills, and win great awards! Prizes: • $500 1st place • $250 2nd place • $150 each for 2 Finalist Awards...Read more

Recent Events

Design Considerations for Organic Electronic Materials and Devices (or how to make low-cost, made-to-order, stretchable, flexible electronics)

by Bryan Boudouris
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 9:00pm-10:00pm EDT
Posted by Paul Shuey
Tailor-made macromolecules offer the promise of providing made-to-order, low-cost materials solutions to some of the most pressing polymer and soft materials challenges of the day. Here, we will review the principles of molecular design and device operation regarding organic electronic materials...Read more

Virtual/Augmented Reality in the Plant

by Livia Wiley
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 9:00pm-10:00pm EDT
Posted by Paul Shuey
Virtual/Augmented Reality in the Plant by Livia Wiley Given today’s workforce challenges combined with today’s workplace constraints, the need for hands-on technology inside the plant has never been greater. Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) can be used to execute a digital transformation...Read more