2018 AICHE Western States Chairs/Heads Meeting

Santa Fe, New Mexico

June 8-10, 2018

Cost $185

Hilton Hotel Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Vladimir Alvarado (Wyoming), Abhaya Datye (New Mexico), Sindee Simon (Texas Tech), Brian Grady (Oklahoma), David Rockstraw (New Mexico State), David Dandy (Colorado State), Roland Faller (California-Davis), Cesar Torres (Arizona State), Thomas Ho (Lamar), Rob Whitely (Oklahoma State).



  • Friday
    • 18:00-20:00 — Reception
    • 20:30-22:30 — “Get to know each other” activities/presentations
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
    • 08:30-11:00 — Closing Session
      • NAS study – Future of Chemical Engineering – request for funding
      • Opportunities and challenges for chemical engineering
      • Changes to the curriculum – what to keep and what to drop out
      • How to deal with plagiarism
      • The UC Davis “The Design of Coffee” – a case study in developing a freshman course with broad interest across campus – Roland Faller
      • collectively build next year’s agenda and define location

Meeting adjourned at 11 AM with a proposal to hold next year’s meeting in Tempe, AZ on the campus of Arizona State University on June 7-9, 2019.