Free Problem-Solving Workshops at Salt Lake City AIChE Meeting

Polymath Software is celebrating twenty years of providing Educational Site Licenses to academic departments that are available through the CACHE Corporation.  Currently about 120 universities/departments use these site licenses. The authors of Polymath are also receiving the “Himmelblau Award" from the CAST Division of AIChE at the Salt Lake City Annual Meeting “for the continued development and widespread dissemination of POLYMATH for computer-based chemical engineering education.”

On the Sunday November 7th of the Salt Lake City Annual Meeting, Polymath Software is providing several events that may be of interest to you and/or your fellow faculty members and departmental graduate students interested in teaching careers.  All of the events listed below (except AIChE Reception) will take place at the Delta Room (just above the lobby) of the Peery Hotel on Sunday afternoon November 7th.  The Peery Hotel is located one block south of the Convention Center at 110 West Broadway (300 South).

2-4 pm – Informal discussions with the Polymath Authors, Mordechai Shacham of the Ben-Gurion University and Michael B. Cutlip of the University of Connecticut.  Details will be given regarding the new Polymath 7 that is currently under development.  Also the capabilities of the Polymath Interface to the DIPPR Database will be discussed that will bring thermophysical properties of ~ 2000 compounds directly into Polymath, Excel and MATLAB problem solving. Bring along your difficult problems, challenging questions and suggestions for needed capabilities.

4-6 pm – Introductory Hands-On Overview Workshop. Review/learn/use the capabilities of Polymath including export to Excel and MATLAB.  Bring your laptop (plug strips provided) or just observe. You will be provided with a free Departmental Site License (through September 2011) for the Educational Version of Polymath Software for yourself and all the faculty, students and computer labs in your academic department.  A free DVD with all materials and access to a special website will be provided to participants.

6:30-8 pm – Welcoming AIChE reception which goes from 6:30 - 8:00. (Experience shows that one should arrive at 6:30 for the AIChE Reception to assure a good selection of food items.)

8-10 pm – Introductory Hands-On Overview Workshop.  This will be a repeated offering of the 4-6 pm workshop.

Workshop participants are requested to send an e-mail to Mike Cutlip at  [log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask] and indicate attendance at either the 4 pm or 8 pm workshop. Walk-up participation is also encouraged. Mike can be contacted with any questions that you may have.

Please forward this to colleagues and graduate students who may be interested.  Thank you...