Schedule of Events

  Saturday, March 7: MIT Campus
11-1: Registration, Walker Memorial Lobby
Check in and grab your conference booklet and t-shirt before going to lunch. Feel free to come early and explore the campus before the opening banquet.
12-2: Opening Banquet, Walker Memorial
Meet your fellow ChemE peers and industry professionals over a buffet lunch beginning at 12.
At 1 pm, the Northeast Regional conference officially kicks off with a welcome address from our keynote speaker, Dr. Kimberly Ritrievi.
2:30-3:15: Presidents’ Meeting, Building 66, room 154
All chapter presidents should attend this meeting to meet one another and gain insight into the workings of other AIChE branches.
2:30-3:15: Advisors’ Meeting, Building 66, room 156
All chapter advisors present should plan to attend this gathering.
2:30-4: Career Fair, Building 66, 3rd floor lobby
Learn more about the companies and graduate schools in the chemE industry at this casual, relaxed career fair. Chat with representatives and find out about future job opportunities.
2:30-5: Student Workshops and Seminars, Classrooms in Building 4
Choose from the diverse workshop options ranging from improving your resume and interview skills to seminars on cutting edge technology in the natural gas sector.
More details to follow.
3:30-5: Coffee Break, Lobby 10
Refuel with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider and cookies. Be sure to check out the posters and the view of Killian Court.
4-5:30: MIT Laboratory Tours
Small guided group tours of various labs including the Langer lab.
Meeting Location: lobby between Buildings 8 and 66, to the left at the end of the Infinite Corridor.
4-5:30: Poster Competition, Lobby 10
Check out the posters on display and meet the esteemed panel of judges.
4-5:30: Paper Competition, Building 66, Room 110
Present your work or find out what other students are researching, spectators are encouraged to attend.
6-10: Outings in Boston
Enjoy a trip to the North End for unbeatable Italian, a historic pub tour (for those 21+), and other Bostonian festivities with your MIT and NU hosts.
 Sunday, March 8: Northeastern University Campus
7-8:30: Continental Breakfast, Curry Student Center (CSC) Indoor Quad
Fuel up for your second day with a catered breakfast and another chance to talk to other students. Explore the Northeastern campus before Round Two of the conference.
8-8:30: ChemE Car Safety Meeting, CSC Ballroom
Mandatory meeting for those competing in the Chem-E-Car competition later in the day. This will review the safety precautions all teams shall take during car preparation and operation during the competition.
8-10: ChemE Jeopardy, CSC Fourth Floor (442, 444, 448)
Come watch or compete in high-energy rounds of jeopardy! Topics range from heat transfer, to process control, to safety, and everything in between. The winning teams from this competition will advance to the national competition.
10-12: ChemE Car Poster Competition, CSC Indoor Quad
Each Chem-E-Car team will present a poster describing the chemical reactions of the cars, as well as the design process behind each one. Come and ask questions and learn about the cars that will be competing in the afternoon.
10-12: Student Workshops and Seminars, CSC McLeod Suites (318, 320, 322)
Choose from the wide array of workshops and seminars that will be presented, ranging from success in undergraduate research to learning about the inspiration for a famous scientific webcomic!
10-12: Northeastern Tours, Northeastern Campus
Check out the chemical engineering labs located on Northeastern’s campus. Lab specialties will include nanotechnology, materials science, tissue engineering, and more!
12-2: ChemE Car Competition, CSC Ballroom
Come cheer on Chem-E-Car teams as they compete to power their way to the national competition using alternative fuels. Whether using zinc-air batteries, fuel cells, or combustion engines, it is sure to be an exciting event!
2-4: Closing Banquet, 450 Dodge Hall
Finish off the conference with a late lunch and one last chance to chat with other participants. Awards will also be distributed.