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Friday, January 22, 2010

Joint AIChE Dinner Meeting

We just had a great Section dinner meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at European Crystal in Arlington Heights.  The meeting was held jointly with the Chicago Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.  Like our previous joint meetings with AIChE, the meeting had a large, diverse audience which made for a nice evening.  It is always exciting to meet new scientists and share ideas.  A special thank you to Reza Mostofi (Chair) and Steve Schade (Vice Chair Program) of AIChE for their help with the event. 

The evening's speaker was Dr. Michael Koehler, CEO of Packer Engineering.  He gave an interesting talk on forensics and science in the courtroom.  Particularly interesting was the wide variety of cases that the company works on and the amount of research that is conducted for each case.  Dr. Koehler stressed the importance of communication and ethics in his line of work...all fields of science need a healthy dose of both. 

Please join us for our next meeting which will be on February 19th at IIT!  Professor Braja Mandal has put together a wonderful Kilpatrick Lecture Series focusing on Polymer Synthesis.  We hope to see you there!

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