Chair’s Blog – November 2013

Welcome to the AIChE Delaware Valley Local Section website! I would like to encourage all Chemical Engineers, whether you are a student in chemical engineering, a young professional starting your career, or a seasoned engineer, that we have something for all of you in our local section! Our Board is compromised of a great mix of engineers in all of these phases in our careers, as well as in a myriad of different industries, such as pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, project engineering, and education, to name a few. Our goal is to provide you with enriching activities and opportunities to network through our various functions each year that we plan. This year, 2013-14, as Chair, I encourage you to peruse of “Events” page. We had a successful tour, beer-tasting and buffet dinner held at Yards Brewery in Philadelphia in October with over 60 in attendance. This month (November), we are planning a tour of the Southwest Philadelphia Pollution Control Plant on November 20th, followed by a Buffet dinner. In January, we are hosting the Annual CEO Lecture at the Union League of Philadelphia and have the privilege of having Bruce D. Rubin, Director of Braskem America, Inc., as our guest speaker. In addition, throughout the year, we host a number of technical webinars that you can receive PDH’s toward PE and other certification accreditations. Check out the website regularly as we update our events throughout the year. Avail yourselves of these opportunities and get involved! I look forward to meeting you atr our next event.


Sidney Haig Biddle Chair, 2013-14