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Virtual Local Section (See current events below)

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.

Upcoming Events

The Chemistry of Bourbon: the "Spirit" of Molecules

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 9:00pm-10:00pm EDT
Posted by Paul Shuey
The Chemistry of Bourbon: the "Spirit" of Molecules by Lenny Demoranville, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Centre College The production of quality bourbon involves an understanding of the chemistry involved in the process. Most modern distilleries rely on both sensory and chemical analysis as...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

2019 Student Co-op and Internship Presentation Competition

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 8:00pm-9:00pm CDT
Posted by Noah Meeks
Submit Abstract Here Did you enjoy your time as an intern or co-op, and work 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

Professional Engineering Licensure

Professional engineering licensure is the mark of a professional.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 9:00pm-10:00pm EDT
Posted by Paul Shuey
Professional Engineering Licensure by Kodi Verhalen, PE, F.NSPE and Michael E. Aitken, P.E., F.NSPE Professional engineering licensure is the mark of a professional. It's a standard recognized by employers and their clients, by governments and by the public as an assurance of dedication, skill and...Read more

Municipal Wastewater and Sludge Are a Resource, Not a Waste:

Coping with Tightening Water Supplies and Limited Landfill Availability
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9:00pm-10:00pm EST
Posted by Paul Shuey
As in many parts of the world, water districts in Southern California are adapting to meet new challenges in supplying potable water and providing wastewater treatment. Southern California’s water supply has become less reliable and, in the case of the Tapia Water Reclamation Facility, ecosystem...Read more