Foundation Newsletter, October 2013

Moving Forward, Giving Back
October 15, 2013
This is an exciting time for the AIChE Foundation. From increased corporate involvement in our Annual Gala, to the expanded support of the thousands of members who are contributing to the AIChE Annual Fund, the AIChE Foundation is playing a growing role in AIChE's progress. And, our Institute is...

AIChE and IChemE Partner to Address Interconnected Global Challenge

American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Institution of Chemical Engineers Partner to Address Interconnected Global Challenge
October 2, 2013
American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Institution of Chemical Engineers partner to address interconnected global challenges related to water, energy, and food supplies.

Dr. Terry Papoutsakis wins 2013 D.I.C. Wang Award

September 26, 2013
The Society for Biological Engineering is happy to announce Dr. Terry Papoutsakis as the winner of the 2013 D.I.C Wang Award for his transformative contributions in metabolic engineering & clostridial biotechnologies, cell-culture engineering, and stem-cell biotechnologies. His talk at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting is entitled "Force to death and new life, some with programming vitality". It takes place on Monday, November 4, 6pm to 7pm.

YCOSST Questionnaire for Sustainability Professionals: Mariola Kopcinski

September 24, 2013
Mariola Kopcinski is the Global Strategic Marketing Director for FMC. Mariola is responsible for managing the life cycle of FMC's current products, evaluating investments aimed at developing new products, and leading new product development strategy. She also serves on the company’s sustainability implementation team.

AIChE Gala will Spotlight Engineering Ethics, Nov. 21 in New York City

September 8, 2013
The issue of ethics as a critical catalyst for engineering excellence will be the focus when leaders from AIChE and from companies in the chemical process and related industries join together at the Institute’s 2013 Gala, to be held Thursday, Nov. 21, at The Plaza Hotel in New York, NY. This year’s...

Legacy Society Honors John Tao

September 4, 2013
The AIChE Foundation’s Legacy Society recognizes the foresight and generosity of people who have given special gifts, endowments, and other forms of long-term financial support to the Institute. One recent Legacy Society inductee is John C. Tao, President of O-Innovation Advisors LLC (Allentown, PA). Tao, an AIChE Fellow and a recent Institute director, has named AIChE as a beneficiary of his charitable trust.

AIChE Foundation Sets Policy for Endowments and Bequests

August 30, 2013
To accommodate the wishes of donors who want to see their long-term financial support of AIChE used for specific projects and phil- anthropic endeavors, the Institute’s Board of Directors has approved a new AIChE Foundation policy pertaining to endowments and bequests. The policy formalizes several categories of sup- port under the endowment designation — one of several types of contributions that AIChE accepts from benefactors.

Dr. Kristi Anseth Wins 2013 James E. Bailey Award Winner

August 20, 2013
The Society for Biological Engineering is happy to announce Dr. Kristi S. Anseth as the winner of the 2013 James E. Bailey Award for her outstanding contributions in the development of novel photo-crosslinkable biomaterials for regenerative medicine, tissue engineering applications and for leadership in the application of chemical engineering principles for biomedicine.

Vote Now: 2013 Board of Directors Election

August 12, 2013
Vote in AIChE's 2013 Board Election. Review candidate bios, statements, and candidates' answers to questions from young professionals. Polls open until 11:59pm, September 16, 2013.

3rd Quarter Local Section Deadlines

August 6, 2013
Local Section officers, please take note, the deadlines for several Local Section reports and grant applications are approaching: 3rd Quarter ProjectConnect Grant — due September 30, 2013 3rd Cycle Program Planning Grant — due September 30, 2013 Find complete information at