Conferences and Workshops

Science and engineering professional organizations offer scholarships for college members, and mentors for those in the interning or entry-level position. They offer insight into how the industry works and how to navigate it, as well a professional development courses.

The faculty in Chemical & Biological Engineering are active in a variety of professional organizations affiliated with their research interests. Not only are they active but are involved with organizing conferences and workshops.

2018 AICHE SW Regional Chairs/Heads Conference

Santa Fe, New Mexico

June 8-10, 2018

Meeting Registration

Meeting Registration Deadline: May 8, 2018

Co-Hosts:
David A. Rockstraw, Ph. D., P. E. • Academic Department Head of Chemical & Materials Engineering • NMSU
Abhaya K. Datye, Ph.D. • Chair Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering • unm



Hilton Hotel Santa Fe Historic Plaza

100 Sandoval St, Santa Fe, NM

 Deadline for booking rooms: May 18, 2018

Simply copy and paste the URL below into your browser to access the exclusive rates available for this group: $149 + tax. This rate is available for 3 days prior to the meeting and 3 days after the meeting!

Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=SFEHIHF&spec_plan=CBE&arrival=20180608&departure=20180610&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT
Group Name: SW Chemical/Chemical and Biological Engineering-UNM
Arrival Date: 08-Jun-2018
Departure Date: 10-Jun-2018
Please note, the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly.
If you have problems reserving your room, please contact Carla Montoya at 1-800-774-1500/505-988-2811 or email Carla.montoya@hilton.com and ask for the SW
Chemical/Chemical and Biological Engineering-UNM • the group reservation code: CBE

Need help? Contact Cheryl Brozena

Draft Agenda

  • Friday
    • 18:00-20:00 — Reception
    • 20:30-22:30 — “Get to know each other” activities/presentations
  • Saturday
    • 08:30-12:00 — Morning Session
      • Developing a strong culture of safety in Chemical Engineering programs
      • Program Assessment best practices
    • 18:00-19:30 — Dinner
    • 20:30-22:30 — Evening Session
      • state/federal legislative issues affecting higher ed in the SW
      • enrollment, grad student recruiting
  • Sunday
    • 08:30-11:00 — Closing Session
      • collectively build next year’s agenda and define location

Sample Panel Discussions from the Southeast region meetings:

  • Developing a culture of safety in Chemical Engineering departments
  • What is industry seeking in ChemE graduates?
  • Fit, Fight, or Flight: Responding to Organizational Culture.
  • Teaching Strategies for Large Class Sections in ChemE.
  • The Future of Chemical Engineering Research.
  • Aligning Industrial and Academic Expectations of ChemE graduates.
  • What is my dean thinking?
  • Developing a culture of safety in departments of Chemical Engineering.
  • Models for Alumni Engagement.
  • Strategies for Unit Operations Lab and Capstone Design