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September Meeting: What are chemical engineers
and why do we need them?

Sources: Google Books and Ai Control Systems

: Monday, September 19th, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Where: Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, 140 Second Avenue (near 9th Street), Manhattan Info

Speaker: John K. Smith, Associate Professor of History, Lehigh University

Professor Smith received a B.S. in chemical engineering and B.A. in history for the University of Delaware, an M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Delaware.

Before becoming a historian, Prof. Smith worked as a chemical engineer at W.L. Gore and Associates and Air Products and Chemicals.

He is the co-author of
Science and Corporate Strategy, Du Pont R&D, 1902-1980. He has also written a number of articles on research and innovation in the chemical industry, and is currently working on a book entitled Octane: The Search for Better Gasoline and Cleaner Air.

Topic: What are chemical engineers and why do we need them?

Just a few years ago, the AIChE celebrated its one hundredth anniversary. This occasion provided the opportunity for chemical engineers to reflect on the past, present, and future of their profession. Dr. Smith's talk will focus on this assessment, and compare it to earlier commentaries, centering on the questions of what is a chemical engineer and why does industry need them?

Costs: $30 for Metro NY Section Members; $40 for Guests; Students: Free, but you must pre-register.

Reserve Now:
Please reserve by Thursday, September 15th. RSVP: or call 917-684-1659 to reserve.