Wayne Bequette was recently named Meeting Program Chair for the 2014
AIChE Meeting in Atlanta. Because of his new assignment, Wayne has
asked me and I agreed to transition early as the new CAST Programming
Chair, effective last month. On behalf of all of us, I wanted to
express many thanks to Wayne for his programming efforts and for
agreeing to continue to provide advice during the transition.
One of the initiatives that I will be handling as CAST Programming Chair
is the new area chair selection procedure, which was unanimously
supported by the CAST Executive Community at the Fall 2012 meeting.
Future program coordinators will be selected by a voting process that
follows an open request for nominations that begins at least eight weeks
before the AIChE Fall Annual Meeting. When you send me your
nominations, please first ensure that your nominees are willing to serve