Apr. 12, 2011

2011 Annual Student Awards Banquet

Please join us as we recognize and honor the achievements of students in our region.  We look forward to seeing you at the 2011 AIChE-DVS Sudent Awards Banquet.  This year, it is hosted by Drexel University.

The Student Awards Banquet is our opportunity to recognize excellence in the future of the profession.  It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet old and new friends.  This year, our speakers will focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.  We are fortunate to have one of our Board members, Doug Kriebel, 2011 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year, as a speaker.  He will be joined by Tom Merrill, CEO and co-Founder of FocalCool.  His start-up company is housed in the South Jersey Technology Park of Rowan University.

FocalCool is a medical device start-up company that develops technology to reduce tissue damage from heart attacks and strokes.  The FocalCool system applies rapid localized cooling to targeted internal organs, protecting vulnerable tissue (during a heart attack, stroke, or other condition).  This technology is currently at the proof-of-concept stage  with help from The National  Institute of Health and the University of Pennsylvania.

Please come to celebrate the profession and the young people who will be responsible for our future.

Keynote Speakers: Doug Kriebel, 2011 Delaware Valley  Engineer of the Year
Merrill, CEO and co-Founder,  FocalCool
FocalCool:  A Journey from Basement to Academic Start-up
Topic: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Date: Tuesday April 12, 2011

5:30 PM – Reception
6:30 PM – Welcome and Dinner

7:30 PM – Speakers and Award Presentations


Drexel University
Sky Room, University Club
6th Floor MacAlister Hall
3550 Chestnut Street
Maps and Directions

Parking is available at the General Facilities and Parking Building at 34th and Market Streets ($14.00 flat rate).

Buffet Menu:

To be announced

Cost: $35.00 per non-member
$30.00 per DVS member
$15.00 per student or those between employment
Award Winners and Zeisberg Award Nominees are the guests of AIChE-DVS
Reservation Deadline:
Please confirm your attendance no later than April 5, 2011.
Cancellations received on or before Tuesday April 5, 2011 will be fully refunded.
Registration Details:

Registration is closed.

For questions please contact Zenaida Gephardt at gephardtzo@rowan.edu or 856-256-5314.