Chemical engineers ride crest of domestic oil and gas boom
November 27, 2012
Changes in the engineering landscape - from technology advancements and globalization, to more qualified and competitive support and service companies - are leading to better employment prospects and higher-paying jobs for chemical engineers in South Texas.
The South Texas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, known as STS-AIChE helps promote the profession.
It serves chemical engineering professionals in the region through education, professional development and networking.
"Our primary activities are monthly meetings, which typically have technical workshops and a speaker of general interest to engineers, and social events throughout the year," said James Turner, chair of STS-AIChE.
"Our meetings and conferences provide an opportunity for engineers to share developments; and best practices to improve safety, reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency. Improvements in these areas benefit society as a whole, in addition to helping the engineers and their companies."
STS-AIChE meetings, workshops and dinner presentations provide continuing education credits, which the state requires to maintain Professional Engineer registration.
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