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 <https://forms.gle/9rzE3FWfkd6x68nx6>.

The Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division 10
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
   <https://engage.aiche.org/network/community-directory/profile>. 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 <https://forms.gle/9rzE3FWfkd6x68nx6> 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
<https://www.castdiv.org/> and volunteer to (co-)chair sessions at AIChE
next year. Everyone is CAST is welcome to attend these.

Monday at 6pm:
Area 10A & 10C Programming Meeting

Tuesday at 6pm:
Area 10B Programming Meeting

Wednesday at 6pm:
Area 10D Programming Meeting
Area 10E Programming Meeting

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
Email: [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask]
Website: www.dowlinglab.org

---------- 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 <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

Kind regards,

Victor Breedveld and Ryan Snyder

Co-Chairs of the Poster Competition