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February 17, 2015 Meeting Announcement

posted Feb 2, 2015, 4:29 PM by José Ramiro Rodríguez Perazza   [ updated Feb 2, 2015, 4:33 PM ]

 

 

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In this mailing:

1   Meeting Invitation

2.  TSPE Chemical Engineer of the Year

3.  AIChE Dallas Section 60th Anniversary

4.  Join the Dallas Section of AIChE

Please Remember your 2015 Dues

 

Announcing Our Next Dinner Meeting and Technical Presentation

 

*** Solar Powered Electric Plants ***

 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Please Note the Change from our Customary Date!

 

AT THE TWO GUYS FROM ITALY RESTAURANT IN DALLAS

 

 

Here are the details for the meeting:

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

 

 

TIME:

6:00 PM

Officer / Directors’ Meeting (this meeting is open to all interested Section Members)

 

6:30 PM

Networking and dinner; bring your calling cards!

 

8:00 PM

Professional Development Presentation, One Professional Development Hour (PDH)

 

 

LOCATION:

TWO GUYS FROM ITALY RESTAURANT

Click for Restaurant Website: Two Guys From Italy

 

 

11637 WEBB CHAPEL RD.
DALLAS, TX 75229
(Just South of I-635, between Forest Lane
and Modella Avenue)


Telephone: (972) 247-6814

 

 

 

COST:

There are no fees for attending the meeting. Your cost will be only the cost of your meal and that of any guests that you may bring (the Section would pick up, within certain limits, the dinner cost of any Chemical Engineering Student that comes to the meeting). The usual cost of a dinner at the restaurant is $10 to $15, plus any beverages that you may wish to consume. The tip, of 17%, will be added automatically to your tab, and there will be no State Sales Tax added, as AIChE Dallas is a Tax Exempt organization. Click here for the Dinner Menu.

 

If you are coming, please reserve your place as soon as possible, but not later than COB Monday, February 16, 2015 by clicking here: RSVP February 17, 2015 AIChE Meeting.

 

TOPIC: Solar Powered Electric Plants. 1 PDH

In this talk our writer discusses types of power plants to generate electricity using solar energy. He covers their economics as compared with other renewable and traditional power plants, as well as the use of energy storage to balance power demand with power generation.

 

SPEAKER:

John E. Spessard, PhD

Bio: John Spessard received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati, his M.B.A. from Oklahoma City University and his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University,  He is a registered Chemical Engineer.  His experience includes teaching chemistry at Texas Christian University, research work at Kerr-McGee, environmental consulting at PEDCO, and working for attorneys as an expert witness in safety, chemistry, and chemical engineering.  He has published various papers on a variety of subjects.

He writes for the ACS Dallas-Fort Worth Section publication "The Southwest Retort" on technical subjects of general Interest. This talk is adapted and expanded from one such article.

 

 

Please RSVP as soon as possible, but not later than COB of Monday, February 16, by clicking here: RSVP February 17, 2015 AIChE Meeting.

 

Texas Society of Professional Engineers
Chemical Engineer of the Year

We have selected our Immediate Past Chair, José Ramiro Rodríguez as our Chemical Engineer of the Year; to be honored at the TSPE Engineers Week Awards Luncheon on February 24, 2015, to be held at the Plano Centre- Collinwood Ballroom, 2000 East Spring Creek, Plano, TX 7507. Please join Ramiro at this event. You may make your reservation by Clicking on this TSPE Luncheon Link.

Note: We may still have seats available at our table at the TSPE Luncheon. Please contact Don Miller by clicking on his name for details.

Bio: José Ramiro Rodríguez Perazza, Ramiro, as we know him, is a chemical engineer, licensed in Puerto Rico, with over forty years of experience. He has experience as a process engineer, senior engineer and department head in the petrochemical industry. He took a break in his civilian job to serve in the US Army, where he served for several years in active duty and in the reserves. He left the Reserves with the rank of captain. In his civilian work, he rose into upper management, having being Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Union Carbide Caribe Inc. and Union Carbide Puerto Rico, Inc., and General Manager and Secretary of First Brands Puerto Rico, Inc. He retired when the company he managed for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean was acquired by a third party.

He has held positions of leadership in several engineering associations, both locally and internationally. He presided the Puerto Rico Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Puerto Rico College of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (CIAPR, by its initials in Spanish), and the Pan American Union (Federation) of Engineering Societies (UPADI, by its initials in Spanish). During his presidency of the CIAPR he led the development of an updated Code of Ethics for engineers and land surveyors in Puerto Rico. He was also instrumental in the adoption of a Code of Ethics by UPADI, as a guide for its member engineering organizations. He is a founding member of the AIChE Section in Puerto Rico and the Immediate Past Chair of the Dallas Section of AIChE. He has just been awarded AIChE’s Shining Star award for his work for AIChE, especially as Chair of the Dallas Section.

 

AIChE Dallas Section 60th Anniversary

 

On December 22, 1954, AIChE officially notified the Dallas Club of Chemical Engineers of its acceptance as the Dallas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. This event started the succession of events for the furthering of our principles that has lasted for 60 years and it is still going strong. To the right is a copy of Official Notification Letter to the founders of the Dallas Section. The letter is addressed to Ovid Baker, who handled the coordination for the establishment of the Section. We would be honored if we could some relatives or persons who knew Mr. Baker or any of the Section members of the time, to make them part of one of our official events during this, our celebratory year.

 

 

Are you a member of AICHE but not a member of the Dallas Section?

 

IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER, WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE SECTION BY CLICKING HERE —THIS WILL TAKE YOU TO OUR PAGE AT THE AIChE WEBSITE—, THEN CLICKING THE RED BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DALLAS SECTION INFORMATION PAGE, AND FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS.

 

YOUR SECTION DUES OF $20.00 PER YEAR ARE OUR PRINCIPAL SOURCE OF INCOME TO FINANCE OUR SERVICES TO YOU.

 

IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER OF THE SECTION THE WEBSITE WILL NOT SHOW YOU THE OPTION TO JOIN THE SECTION.

 

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