April 23, 2002

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dianne Dorland, VP Elect AICHE and Dean of
Engineering Rowan University

“AIChE and Education: What works?”

The poster contest is open to undergraduate chemical engineering
students from selected colleges and universities in the Tappan Zee
section vicinity. Your paper will be posted on a bulletin board or
walls. Judges from the selected chemical engineering departments and
the AIChE section will rate the papers according to (1) technical
merits, and (2) presentation merits. Winners of the contest will be
awarded with certificates and cash prizes. The first prize is $200. The
winning papers will also be posted on the section Web site.

Dean Dianne Dorland, Dean of the College of Engineering at Rowan
University, the newest engineering academic program in New Jersey. In
addition, Ms. Dorland was recently elected to the position of Vice
President of the AIChE for 2002 and will succeed Sid Sapakie as
President of the Institute in 2003, when she will be the first female to
serve as president.

Prior to joining the faculty at Rowan University, Ms. Dorland was the
head of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of
Minnesota-Duluth. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical
Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines And Technology, and
holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University.

A licensed professional engineer in both West Virginia and Minnesota,
Dr. Dorland gained industry experience with DuPont, Union Carbide and
the Department of Energy. Over the years, she has developed expertise
in the areas of pollution prevention and hazardous waste management for
a variety of industries. A member of the AIChE since 1969, she has
extensive AIChE leadership experience, including Meeting Program Chair
of the 1977 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, member of the Planning
Process Team, and Director on the Executive Board of the Program
Committee. She is currently a member of the Subcommittee for Women and
Minorities for Professional Development.

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