The New Year (2011)
We hope all is well or at least better. 2009 and 2010 were awful years for the economy and employment. Be that as it may, that we cannot control though we wish we could.
We have the normal meetings planned on the second Tuesday of each month (Snuffies in Scotch Plains) with our executive committee meeting on the first Tuesday at Paisanos at Watchung Square Mall.
As usual we are looking for volunteers to help run the section. Please contact any officer or just show up at Paisanos. The more volunteers and the more we can offer to our section in terms of meetings, special lectures or seminars, College Bowl and Student Night and whatever else can be imagined.Please note that our old reservation phone number (2693) no longer works.
2011 Section Officers
Chairperson: David Greene
Chair-Elect: Todd Salaman
Treasurer: Patricia Forgang
Secretary: Andrew Soos
Past Chair: Geoffrey D’Netto
Directors: Phil Messina, Yasha Zelmanovich, Chandra Nair, Laura Turci
Director Emeritus: Frank Dittman
XMAS 2010 PARTY
The annual event was held at Snuffies on December 14. Our party game was “Gesterictics” which is a variation of charades. Food was excellent. Company was delightful. Merry Christmas and to all a good night!
|Committee and Division Awards Deadlines Approaching
Many years ago a young chemical engineer was assigned to a southern office from the New York headquarters (before the era of Word and such). He was assigned a local typist to whom he dictated a long report on the feasibility of biochemical production. To his dismay the final report was titled Bayou Chemical Report.
1. Ratio of an igloo’s circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi
2. 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton
3. 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope
4. Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond
5. Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram
6. Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour = Knotfurlong
7. 6.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Serling
8. Half of a large intestine = 1 semicolon
9. 1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz
10. Basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower
11. Shortest distance between two jokes = A straight line
12. 453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake
13. 1 million-million microphones = 1 megaphone
14. 2 million bicycles = 2 megacycles
15. 365.25 days = 1 unicycle
16. 2000 mockingbirds = 2 kilomockingbirds
17. 52 cards = 1 decacards
18. 1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 FigNewton
19. 1000 milliliters of wet socks = 1 literhosen
20. 1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche
21. 1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin
22. 10 rations = 1 decoration
23. 100 rations = 1 C-ration
24. 2 monograms = 1 diagram
25. 4 nickels = 2 paradigms
Mentoring: What You Need to Know and Do
Presented by Dr. Lois J. Zachary, Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Whether you are just getting started or want to improve your current mentoring relationship, this webinar is just for you. Dr. Zachary presents the key concepts underlying mentoring best practice today, and guides you step-by-step through what you need to know and do in each of the four phases of a mentoring relationship.
AIChE’s Leadership Webinars: Chemical Engineering Essentials from Academic Authors Session Three: Process Dynamics and Control
Presented by Dr. Thomas F. Edgar, Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 2:00 – 3:00pm ET
Process control has become increasingly important in the process industries as a consequence of global competition, rapidly changing economic conditions, faster product development, and more stringent environmental and safety regulations. It is clear that the scope and importance of process control technology will continue to expand during the 21st century. Most chemical engineers typically take one undergraduate course in process control. Consequently, chemical engineers need to extend their current knowledge in order to be able to operate modern plants. New topics include increased use of simulation for analysis of control systems, soft sensors, controller performance monitoring, real-time optimization, batch process control, and model predictive control.
This webinar describes these advanced topics and gives a brief introduction to each one. An overview of process control topics on the FE exam will also be given.
International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering, ICOSSE
Tucson, AZ, January 9-12, 2011
SBE’s International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering
San Francisco, CA, January 16-19, 2011
OTC’s Arctic Technology Conference (ATC)
Houston, TX, February 7-9, 2011
AIChE Courses — http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=ED
AIChE Careers – searching for a job? http://careerengineer.aiche.org/c/search.cfm?site_id=1932
AIChE Benefits — http://www.aiche.org/MemberCenter/FinancialBenefits.aspx
AIChE eLibrary — http://www.aiche.org/MemberCenter/KnovelLI.aspx