Call for Nominations

The Delaware Valley Section requests your help in seeking nominations for the following:

AIChE Fellow

The Delaware Valley Section is keenly interested in recognizing key contributors to the field of chemical engineering by nominating them as an AIChE Fellow, AIChE’s highest level of recognition. Fellow membership is achieved only by approval of the AIChE Board of Directors, generally upon recommendation of the AIChE Admissions Committee. The DVS section seeking nominations for this prestigious distinction and will work closely with the candidate to prepare the submission package.

AIChE-DVS Chemical Engineer of the Year

Until November 14, the Delaware Valley Section seeks nominees for DVS Chemical Engineer of the Year. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon a local chemical engineer who is then also honored as an ex officio Director of our local Delaware Valley Section of AIChE. In the short term, suggested duties are supporting involvement in regional efforts such as Engineers’ Week and Student / Career Development activities. In addition, the successful candidate may be advanced as a candidate for the Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year, awarded by the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia.

AIChE-DVS Young Chemical Engineer of the Year

Until November 14, the Delaware Valley Section seeks nominees (age 34 and under) for DVS Young Chemical Engineer of the Year. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon a local chemical engineer who is then also honored as an extended board member of our local Delaware Valley Section of AIChE. In the short term, suggested duties are supporting our student outreach as well as young professional activities. In addition, the successful candidate may be advanced as a candidate for the Delaware Valley Young Engineer of the Year, awarded by the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia.

Further Information

If you know of a potential candidate, please contact: Sue Schultz, Awards Committee Chair, at 302-885-1560 or suzette.schultz@astrazeneca.com.

To print or download the nomination form for Chemical Engineer of the Year or Young Chemical Engineer of the year, please click here.

Don’t forget to vote

The annual election for American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) National Board of Directors has come again.

Starting on August 24, the National Board will send out the ballots. We urge you to decide the future of our institute by casting your vote by the October 12 deadline.

Below is the 2015 Election Timeline

May 18, 2015 Petition Candidate Due

August 24, 2015 Ballot Mail Date

September 8, 2015 Election Commences

October 12, 2015 Ballot Receipt Deadline

October 15, 2015 Tellers Committee Meeting

November 9, 2015 Results Officially Announced at the Annual Business Meeting in Salt Lake City

Wilmington and Delaware Valley Sections Agree to Reunite

As you may have read, the Wilmington Section and the Delaware Valley Section of the AIChE are merging back again. The Wilmington Section’s service area was originally part of the Delaware Valley Section at its inception in 1932. In 1983, the Wilmington Section started operating independently, bringing a full range of professional activities that were propelled by the dedication of many volunteers. Time and seismic changes to our demographics have changed the makeup of the organizations, and it now makes sense to rejoin as one stronger organization. We are thrilled to bring both sections back together, combining our resources to give you the best value for your membership. We believe that this merger will create more opportunities for our members.  Integration will allow your local section to pool resources to better serve you and your professional associates in this very important hub of industry and academia.  The consolidated leadership is committed to integrating and providing value to members of its entire service area, which now includes the state of Delaware and Cecil County, Maryland, in addition to South Jersey and Philadelphia and its suburbs. Several board members of the former Wilmington Section have joined the consolidated board, ensuring that the needs of the Wilmington geographic area are heard and fulfilled. The consolidated section will be known as the Delaware Valley Section.

The new by-laws have been approved by our Board of Directors and AIChE Local Sections Committee. It only needs the formal approval of AIChE – Career and  Education Operating Council. After the approval, DVS will work with AIChE to have all IT systems reflecting the new changes.

Another change worth mentioning is that ChemE students studying in the area are consider members in good standing.  We are making an effort to involve students and develop good engineers and leaders by putting together events to support the needs of students and involving students at the board level. 

DVS is one of the largest and most progressive sections in the world with a rich and diverse annual program. This is only possible by the participation of our members. We invite you to get involved at the board level. It may sound a lot of work, but our board is very committed and structured that even the smallest help can contribute greatly. Please contact Daniel Sujo, 2014-15 Chair if you would like to learn more about getting involved at DVS.

 

December 4th, 2014 Joint Professional Panel at UPenn

By Lyndsay Fitzer

AIChE groups from Rowan, University of Pennsylvania, Delaware University and Drexel University put together a professional panel for students to attend. 30-40 students showed up with many questions for the 4 professionals from different career paths. The night began with networking and dinner catered from Chipotle. Then Dr. Daniel Knorr from U.S. Army Research Laboratories, Theodore Cohen from Integrated Project Services, Dr. R. Bertrum Diemer from Dupont and Matthew Van Kouwenberg from Drexel University began with sharing their backgrounds. Then students took the floor with questions about P.E. certification, having a minor in college, and work environment to name a few. The Professionals had great knowledge to share and the questions continued until time was up.