Hello CAST Young Professionals,

(Senior members, please forward this to your mentees! Thank you.)

I would like to share a few upcoming events at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

Announcement 1: CAST YP Networks Lunch on Wednesday

You are invited to a networking lunch on Wednesday, November 16 from 11am to 1pm (local time) Willie's Taco Joint (sample menu), less than 5-minute walk from the Phoenix Convention Center. Food will be a buffet to make it easy to come and go. You do not need to arrive at 11am or stay until 1pm. Our hope is that this time can accommodate anyone with talks either in the late morning or early afternoon.

You need to RSVP by midnight on Thursday, November 10th. If this form is closed before the deadline, we have run out of space. Do not delay reserving your spot. RSVP here.

The Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division 10 of AIChE is generously sponsoring the lunch (free food!). Our expectation is that everyone who is attending is a CAST 10 member. Do not worry, it is easy to join:
  1. If you do not know if you are a CAST member, login in to your AIChE account and check your membership profile here. You should see Memberships listed under Education.
  2. If you have not renewed your AIChE membership for this year, choose the CAST Division 10 during the checkout. (You should join AIChE if you are attending the meeting — much cheaper registration fee)
  3. If you already renewed your AIChE membership this year, contact [log in to unmask] and ask for help joining the CAST division.
Here is how AIChE defines young professionals. Happy to bend the rules for folks that feel younger than their age ;)

Please RSVP using this Google Form and contact me ([log in to unmask]) with any questions.

Announcement 2: Undergraduate Poster Judges on Monday

Looking to get more involved in CAST?

We need ~3 judges on Monday, November 14 from 10am to noon. CAST provides judges for "Computing and Process Control” section and gives out a special award. Volunteers who are final-year Ph.D. students, post-docs, faculty, and industry research scientists are greatly appreciated. Please see the message below and email me if you are interested. I am coordinating the judges from CAST.

Announcement 3: Programming Meetings

Another great way to get involved in CAST is to attend a programming meeting and volunteer to (co-)chair sessions at AIChE next year. Everyone is CAST is welcome to attend these.

Monday at 6pm:

Tuesday at 6pm:

Wednesday at 6pm:

See you in 2 weeks!

Alex Dowling
CAST YP Academic Liaison

Alexander Dowling, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (primary)
Applied & Computational Mathematics & Statistics (concurrent)
University of Notre Dame

Office: 369 Nieuwland Hall, Notre Dame, IN, 46556-5670
Phone: 574-631-4041

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: "Breedveld, Victor" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Nov 1, 2022 at 8:01:08 AM
Subject: Judges needed for AIChE Undergraduate Student Poster Competition in Phoenix
To: "Breedveld, Victor" <[log in to unmask]>

Dear colleagues,


You are receiving this email, because you volunteered at least once in 2018-2021 as a judge for the AIChE Undergraduate Student Poster competition.


We are very thankful for your past support, but -as you know- no good deed goes unpunished. The Undergraduate Student Poster Competition will be back in Phoenix. We have accepted ~410 poster abstracts, which means that we need ca. 120 judges to meet our goal for every student to meet with at least 3 judges!


If you are coming to Phoenix, please consider volunteering some of your time again to support the students. It is a special event to see hundreds of eager, talented undergraduates talk about their research results. Come join the fun again! You can sign up using the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/pAqCVDSrTjH8PJR36.


If you are not coming to Phoenix yourself, please share this email with any colleagues and friends who will be attending the conference. We welcome the participation from industrial scientists, faculty members, postdocs, senior graduate students, etc.


The format is still the same as pre-pandemic: on Monday 11/14 in North Hall E of the Phoenix Convention Center, the students will be ready to start presenting their posters at 10am. We will begin checking in judges around 9:45am and request that each judge complete their assessment of ~10 posters by 11:45am. We will then perform the scoring magic and announce the winners (top-3 in each judging section) around 12:15pm. If you are an experienced judge, you will not need the full 1 hr 45 min to complete judging, so we welcome your contributions even if you have a minor time conflict that morning. We will provide scoring rubrics to facilitate the process.


Kind regards,

Victor Breedveld and Ryan Snyder

Co-Chairs of the Poster Competition