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NASEM Chemical Engineering in the 21st Century Study: Give your input!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 9:00pm-10:30pm EDT
Event format: 
Virtual / Online
Posted by Dan Lambert

Facilitator:  Aaron Sarafinas, Principal, Sarafinas Process & Mixing Consulting LLC

What will chemical engineers be working on over the next 30 years?  How will chemical engineers be working differently?  What sorts of skills will the chemical engineers of tomorrow need to learn and develop?

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) is looking for your input on those questions and more as they conduct a study that will “outline an ambitious vision for chemical engineering research, innovation, and education that will guide the profession for the next 30 years.”

The AIChE’s Virtual Local Section is hosting this meeting so that rank-and-file AIChE members have an opportunity to provide input to NASEM’s study.  Our chemical engineering community can provide valuable insights into how we see our jobs changing in focus, content, and execution.  Our thoughts on how chemical engineers can respond to societal and industry trends are exactly what NASEM is seeking. This online meeting will be held two times so that you can attend the one that is most convenient for you.  Join us for a different kind of Virtual Local Section meeting and help shape the future of chemical engineering!

For more information about NASEM’s study, visit:

http://nas-sites.org/dels/studies/chemical-engineering-in-the-21st-century-challenges-and-opportunities/

The Virtual Local Section is gathering information prior to these interactive discussions via a confidential questionnaire.  While we hope you do both, you are welcome to fill out this questionnaire without attending the meeting and you are welcome to attend the meeting without filling out the questionnaire.  If you did not receive the questionnaire from SurveyMonkey, please follow the link above to give us your responses.

Aaron Sarafinas is a recognized expert in process development and mixing technology.  He left Dow/Rohm and Haas after almost 36 years of being the bridge between the R&D lab and production units for many different business areas on a wide variety of processes.  He formed Sarafinas Process & Mixing Consulting LLC in June 2018 so clients can achieve faster process development, scaling, and troubleshooting while leveraging advantaged mixing technology.  He has facilitated many large idea-generation events, both for in-person and virtual participants.



More details can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronsarafinas/ and http://sarafinasprocess.com .

Two Meeting Options                      

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PRIMARY MEETING (LIVE INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION/LIVE CHAT)

9:00 PM EDT Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, along with add-to-calendar links.

ALTERNATE MEETING (LIVE INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION/LIVE CHAT)

1:00 PM EDT Thursday, April 23, 2020

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, along with add-to-calendar links.