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100th Anniversary of Chemical Engineering at WVU

100th Anniversary of Chemical Engineering at WVU

RSVP by March 9th

Tentative Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 23, 2017

6 p.m.
Registration and Reception
Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres
Erickson Alumni Center
Welcome: Gene Cilento, Glen  H. Hiner Dean and Professor, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
C.Y. Wen Illustrates a control problem 

Friday, March 24, 2017

8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Erickson Alumni Center
8:30 a.m.
Joyce McConnell
Provost, West Virginia University
8:45 a.m.
History of the Chemical Industry in West Virginia
Kevin DiGregorio, BS ’83, MS ’85, Ph.D. ’88
Executive Director
Chemical Alliance Zone
9:10 a.m.
History of Chemical Engineering at West Virginia University
J. Richard Haden, Jr., BS ’63
Dupont (retired)
9:35 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
Inaugural C.Y. Wen Lecture: The Life of C.Y. Wen  
Joseph D. Henry, ’64
Former Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering
10:15 a.m.
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department: Today and in the Future
Rakesh Gupta
Professor and George and Carolyn Berry Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Darlene S. Schuster, BS '81, PhD '90
Executive Director, Society for Biological Engineering
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
John Hu
Statler Chair in Engineering for Natural Gas Utilization

11 a.m.
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Overviews
Chief Engineers
1 p.m.
Technical Lectures

Carbon Capture

L. S. Fan, MS ’73, Ph.D. ’75
Distinguished University Professor/C.J. Easton Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ohio State University

Future of Chemical Engineering
Richard Turton
WVU Bolton Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Erickson Alumni Center
1:30 p.m.
Optional Activities, Block One
Atrium, Engineering Sciences Building
Student Poster Sessions
Chemical Engineering Tours
Campus Walking Tour
WVU Art Museum Tour
3 p.m.
Optional Activities, Block Two
Atrium, Engineering Sciences Building
Research Elevator Pitches/Student Activity Displays
Chemical Engineering Tours
Campus Walking Tour
WVU Art Museum Tour
6 p.m.
Academy of Chemical Engineers Banquet
Master of Ceremonies
Émer ÓBroin Gunter, B.S. ’80,
Academy President

WVU President E. Gordon Gee
Induction of New Academy Members
Presentation of Academy Scholarships
Erickson Alumni Center
Blackshaw and Pappano working on reverse osmosis for acid mine drainage treatment

Saturday, March 25, 2017

8 a.m.
Class Breakfasts
Erickson Alumni Center
10 a.m.
Optional Social Activities
Pre-registration Required
Campus Tours (Guided PRT/Foot and Bus Tours)
Tours of Basketball Practice Facility and Baseball Field
Watts Museum Tour
Forks of Cheat Winery Tour 
3 p.m.
Individual Class Reunions/Get-togethers

Students in the Operations Lab 


Hotel Accommodations

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the following Morgantown hotels; please contact them directly to make your reservations.

Hampton Inn by Hilton
1053 Van Voorhis Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
T: 304-599-1200
Group Name: WVU Chemical Engineering 100th Birthday Celebration
Group Code: WCE

Promotion rate expires March 1, 2017
Euro Suites
501 Chestnut Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
T: 304-598-1000
F: 304-599-2736
Group Code: WVUCEA
Promotion rate expires March 9, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown
150 Suncrest Towne Centre
Morgantown, WV  26505
T: 304-225-9500
Group Code: CEW
Promotion rate expires March 17, 2017
Holiday Inn-University Area
1188 Pineview Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505
T: 304-241-6649
Group Code: WCM
Promotion rate expires March 9, 2017

Chemical Engineering Staff — April 2012 Left to Right: Dadyburjor, Kugler, R.Yang, Turton, Y.Yang, Kinke, Rogers, Stinespring, Hissam, Anderson and Gupta No Pictured: Dinu, Shaeiwitz, Zondlo

Air Travel

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
T: 412-472-3500
Distance from hotel: 81.1 miles

Morgantown Municipal Airport (MGW)
T: 304-291-7461
Distance from hotel: 3.7 miles