American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Baton Rouge Section


AIChE Baton Rouge Section
News & Activities


Super Science Saturday

AIChE is sponsoring a booth at this year’s Super Science Saturday, an all ages science fair put on each year by LSU’s Chemistry department, the American Chemical Society, and the LSU Athletic department in support of National Chemistry Week. The event runs from noon-4 PM on Saturday, October 11 and is located in the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The theme of this year’s event is "Candy: The Sweet Side of Chemistry," and the AIChE booth will be building molecules out of gumdrops and blowing up balloons with poprocks. Over 1,000 children of all ages will be attending the event to learn about chemistry!

Volunteers are currently needed to set up the night before (Friday, October 10), and run the experiments on October 11. If you are interested in helping out with this event, please contact Lauren Hartley at or (662) 312-3267. Hope to see you there!

October Meeting

Date:Thursday, October 23, 2014
Place:LSU’s Tureaud Hall Room 105, located at South Stadium Dr. and Forestry Ln.
Speaker: Mr. Dallas Cooley,
CEO, Jeaux’s Boys BBQ
Topic:Engineering Success: The Value of Softer Skills
There are endless examples of engineers out there who possess solid or even extraordinary technical skills and knowledge, yet never reach their full potential. You may know some of these guys: The Project Engineer with great ideas — whose projects never get approved because he can’t sell his ideas to management. The Process Engineer with intimate knowledge of his area — yet, never convinces the Operations personnel to embrace his expertise because he lacks interpersonal skills. The Environmental Engineer who is viewed as "Internal Affairs" within his own organization because he can’t convey his message without putting his primary audience on the defensive. So many good ideas are lost and so many intelligent people are rendered ineffective… due to their failure to master the "Softer Skills". That’s right...the very skills we, as aspiring engineers, considered to be unnecessary in our bright futures of data analyses, calculations, and formulas are the very things that may be blocking our progress.
Agenda: 6:00 — Dinner
6:20 — Speaker
7:00 — Meeting adjourns
Menu: A sampling of Jeaux’s Boys BBQ Sauce on some pulled pork sliders, baked beans, and coleslaw
Price per person:$8 (Students Free, AIChE Baton Rouge members $3)
Reservations:Make your reservations with Brian Hoppe by 4:30 PM Tuesday, October 21 at 225-612-6234

AIChE Baton Rouge Seminar(7 PDHs)

Seminar Title: Overview of Nuclear Power, Monitoring Control Valve Diagnostics, Electric Motor Protection, Biofuels from Waste Water Treatment .

7 Professional Development Hours (PDH’s)

When:  Friday, 7th November 2014
8:00am - 4:00pm
Where:  Holiday Inn South
9040 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816
(225) 924-7021

   More Information on This Seminar

Upcoming Events

October 11  Super Science Saturday, LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center
October 23  Social Mixer w/ LSU AIChE + Mr. DallasCooley, CEO of Jeaux’s Boys BBQ Sauce, at LSU
November 7  AIChE Fall Seminar at Holiday Inn South
November 20  Mr. Jason Sowels, Business Development Manager of Reagan Power and Compression, at Ralph & Kacoo's
December 18  Mr. John Willis, Vice President of ADCO Companies LTD, at Teppanyaki


March 2014 Meeting

Speaker: Ivy Diggs, Safety Engineer, OSHA, "2013 OSHA Update"

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Recent Events

September 18, 2014: monthly meeting: "RTO and MPC Should Be the Repository for a Company’s Best Technology"

July 24, 2014: BR AIChE Young Professionals Trivia Event

May 8, 2014: Coates Award Banquet

May 2, 2014: Multi-topic Seminar

April 22, 2014: monthly meeting: "Microfluidic Technology"

March 18, 2014: monthly meeting: "2013 OSHA Update"

February 18, 2014: monthly meeting: "Southern Region EPC Business Outlook"

January 30, 2014: Question & Answer Panel with LSU Student Chapter

January 21, 2014: "New Insight into Combustion-Related Environmental Risks"

December 10, 2013: December Joint Meeting with New Orleans Section: "South Central Louisiana Technical College — Tour of Plant Operator and Instrument Technician Training Laboratories"

November 21, 2013: monthly meeting: "Louisiana Economic Development — Chemicals and Refining"

October 17, 2013: monthly meeting / joint meeting with ISA: "Common Misconceptions and Pitfalls in Alarm Management"

September 17, 2013: monthly meeting: "Deposition and Corrosion Control in Cooling Water Systems"

May 21, 2013 — Coates Award Banquet

April 2013 Meeting with AIChE President Phil Westmoreland

April 12, 2013: Seminar: Fire Video Image Detection, Explosion Protection and Pressure Relief, and Pneumatic Conveying.

April 11, 2013: Local Industry Question & Answer Panel happening at the LSU AIChE chapter’s weekly meeting

April 8, 2013: monthly meeting: "Entering a Golden Age of Chemical Engineering," Speaker — Phil Westmoreland, 2013 AIChE President

March 19,2013: monthly meeting: "Process Hazard Analysis and Safety-Instrumented Systems"

February 21, 2013: Seminar: Engineers Without Borders

February 19, 2013: Glenn Young, OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) for Chemical Plants

January 30, 2013: monthly meeting, "An Overview of Twisted Tube Heat Exchangers"


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