Sue Schultz 2014 Engineer of the Year

Delaware Valley Section’s own Sue Schultz is the new 2014 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year! The elections took place November 12 at the PECO Building in Philadelphia, PA.  This award is a prestigious recognition sponsored by the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia and is described on their website as follows.

Engineer of the Year: The Engineer of the Year recognizes an engineer of stature and visibility who manifests the value of an engineering degree; has demonstrated a career of achievement and leadership, exemplifies contributions of the highest professional order, and who will represent the profession well and proudly acclaim its virtues. Nominations for this award must come from one of the engineering societies in the Delaware Valley. The engineering societies also provide delegates to select the EOY in early November. The award recipients are recognized at the Awards Luncheon; the professional award recipients are also recognized at the Celebration of Engineering Reception the following week.

Congratulations to Sue for this well-deserved recognition!

Click here for the Engineers’ Club news release.

Tour of the Southwest Philadelphia Water Pollution Control Plant

November 20, 2013

1120swwpcpThe PWD-SWWPCP Plant Tour was an enjoyable experience for all who attended on November 20, 2013. We enjoyed a warm welcome from Mary Ellen Senss, the Plant Manager, followed by a tour of the Control Room and a presentation of the plant process flow systems by Mohammad Ibrahim, Process Manager. Afterwards, we all piled into vans and did a walking/driving tour of the facilities. Highlights were viewing the enormous influent screw pumps and the grit/flocculation/aeration systems. At the conclusion of the tour, we enjoyed a hot buffet catered by Devine Caterers. Many thanks to Mary Ellen Senss, Plant Manager, Paul Day, Maintenance Superintendent, Mohammad Ibrahim, Process Manager, Sonia Marin, Environmental Process Engineer, and Paige Robinson, Operations Supervisor, for staying late and allowing our group to do an evening tour!

Pictured from left to right are Sidney H. Biddle, Chair, AIChE Delaware Valley Section; Mary Ellen Senss, PWD-SWWPCP Plant Manager; and Paul Day, PWD-SWWPCP Maintenance Superintendent.

DVS/Lehigh Valley Joint Meeting February 20, 2013

There has been much positive feedback about this event, the presenter, and the topic.  So once again, a great big thanks to our presenter Mr.George Lucas, PE!  And an additional thanks to you, the members, without you these events would not be possible.  Click here for some photos of the event or here for visuals of the presentation for your enjoyment and memories!

Merit Award for Dianne Dorland

Dianne Dorland has received a Merit Award in the Chemical Engineering Magazine 2012 Personal Achievement Award Competition. Our local section awards committee submitted the application to nominate Dianne. Even though the President and CEO of UOP won the competition, Dianne is mentioned in this article for receiving a Merit Award, along with mention of her nominators: Doug and Zenaida. The award announcement was made at ChemInnovations in Oct in New Orleans, and more information is in the article from the Dec 2012 issue of Chemical Engineering Magazine (pages 17-20). Click here to see the entire issue then go to page 17 for the article. Congratulations Dianne.

Chuck Clerecuzio 2013 Engineer of the Year

DVS Board member and former Chair Chuck Clerecuzio has been elected 2013 Delaware Valley Engineer of the year by a unanimous vote of the Professional and Technical Societies of the Delaware Valley.  Read about it on the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia web site.

Chuck is the 60th Engineer to be awarded this prestigious title since its inception in 1953. He is the fourth AIChE-DVS member to win since 1998. Chuck was honored during Engineers Week beginning with the Awards Luncheon on February 15, 2013. Congratulations Chuck.