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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.

Announcements

Deadline Extended: Call for VLS Leadership Nominations

The Nominating Committee is looking for VLS members to run for: Chair, Senior Vice-Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Director (two open positions). If you are interested in running for one of these positions or wish to nominate another VLS member, please contact Dan Miller by September 7 at...

Upcoming Events

August 2018 Webinar: Atomically Precise Manufacturing

David Forrest, Ph. D., Technology Manager, Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO)
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 9:00pm-10:00pm EDT
Posted by Paul Adamson
Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM) refers to newly emerging capabilities to produce materials and devices that are virtually defect-free. Atomically precise products will provide game- changing advances in energy applications and beyond. The presentation will describe the Dept. of Energy...Read more

UPDATED: Student Co-op and Internship Presentation Competition

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 9:00pm-10:00pm EDT
Posted by Paul Adamson
Submit Abstract for the 2018 Student Co-op and Internship Presentation Competition: https://www.aiche.org/community/sites/local-sections/virtual-local-secti... 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,...Read more

Flameless Oxidation for Heating Ethylene Furnaces

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT
Posted by Paul Adamson
Flameless Oxidation (FLOX®) is a combustion method which was invented and developed 30 years ago in Renningen, Germany. In this presentation Sebastian will provide an overview of the fundamental working principles and provide examples of burner installations in various industries. Image: ceramic...Read more

Recent Events

Control of pathogens in low water activity foods

VLS December Meeting/Webinar
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 9:00pm-10:00pm EST
Posted by Experience Nduagu
Abstract: Low water activity foods are foods which are naturally low in moisture or where moisture has been purposefully reduced to a water activity less than 0.85. This broad category of foods has often been considered ‘safe’ as they cannot support the growth of pathogenic...Read more