Pittsburgh was the site for our recent Annual Meeting, held Oct. 28 to Nov. 2. First, a solemn reflection. Sadly, the Annual Meeting came on the heals of one of America’s recent painful tragedies, a mass shooting in a synagogue in Pittsburgh. We are greatly grieved at this horrific act of violence. Participants at the Annual Meeting had much to ponder besides engineering as they confronted the reality of hatred and violence so close to where they were gathered.
The Annual Meeting went on, nevertheless, as will our prayers and yearnings for the victims and their families. May all of us, whether chemical engineers or not, work together for mutual understanding and peace, opposing anything that foments hate.
The Annual Meeting this year featured our Annual Business Meeting, as always, and many dozens of outstanding presentations that our Division sponsored or co-sponsored with other groups. The listing of sessions for our Division shows remarkable content spanning the full scope of the supply chain related to forest bioproducts, forest biorefineries, and related issues of engineering and sustainability.
One of the highlights of the meeting was the recognition of one our most active members as a new AIChE Fellow. Hearty congratulations to Dr. Amar K. Mohanty of the University of Guelph for this magnificent award and for his years of service to the Institute.
More details from this event will follow as soon as our participants catch their breath….