As 21st Century Chemical Engineers there are many non-technical traits we must be versed in. Professor Geoff Maitland, President of the UK based IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers), highlights these 10 traits we should be mindful of:
Creative Problem Solvers Team Players Life long Learners Organised Inquisitive Computer Savy Leaders Detail Oriented Calm Under Pressure
Read the full article here: http://ichemepresident.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/ten-skills-chemical-engineers-should-be-talking-about-day-114/
Local Energy Sector Developments
This Gleaner report sheds light on crucial developments being planned for the local energy sector. The JPS will converting 292MW of its production capacity from Heavy Fuel Oil to Gas turbine plants. Jamalco will also implement a coal fired plant that will be more environmentally friendly than its present Oil fired plant. All these developments are of great importance to us Chemical Engineers.
Read more in the link below: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140918/lead/lead1.html
Enrich your Career with AIChE Membership
Members of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers take advantage of great benefits which include: Scholarships, Competitions, Student Conferences, Internships, Free Courses, Webinars, CEP Magazine and AIChE eLibrary access.
Student Membership is now free for International Students!
AChemES @ BCU 2014
The AChemES team collected a total of 450 plastic bottles and over 30 pounds of other material from Fort Rocky!
View more pictures in our events page
AChemEs @ Denbigh 2k14
Scholarships & Entrepreneurship for UTech Graduates
Scholarships have provided a pathway for many to further their studies and contribute to their countries while achieving personal goals. With this in mind, Ms. Dianne Plummer, Lecturer in our Chemical Engineering Department, EURASMUS Scholar and entrepreneur presented at our meeting latest meeting Ms. Plummer gave insight into the great experiences while studying in Europe as well as opportunities for young entrepreneurs in Jamaica. Links to the EURASMUS Scholarships are posted in the presentation. Many Thanks to Ms. Plummer!
Jamalco is seeking Chemical Engineering graduates to fill vacant positions in the Process Control and Technical Departments. This is a great opportunity to work with one of Jamaica's largest Alumina exporter.
Application deadline for both positions is September 19, 2014. Full details are contained in the files below.