AIChE National Capital Section Dinner Meeting featuring PAIC

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Positano Ristorante Italiano

www.epositano.com

4940-4948 Fairmont Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814

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AIChE National Capital Section Dinner Meeting
featuring
Dr. Maria Burka and Ms. Courtney Johnson


Public Affairs and Information Committee:
Serving Society and Interacting with Government

The Public Affairs and Information Committee (PAIC) is working to expand AIChE’s interaction with government, prioritize issues that impact chemical engineers, and develop tools for members conducting outreach at the grassroots level. Learn about the PAIC process, and the issues that are currently receiving the most attention.


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS


Maria K. Burka is the current Chair of the AIChE Public Affairs and Information Committee. Dr. Burka is the director of the Process and Reaction Engineering (PRE) program at the National Science Foundation. Her responsibilities include evaluation and management of research and educational grants to academic institutions in the areas of chemical and biochemical reaction engineering, process control and process design.

She received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University, all in chemical engineering. She has been active in a number of professional organizations including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and was the President of AIChE for 2011.

Courtney Johnson, formerly with the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Democratic staff, joined the Alpine Group after nearly five years on Capitol Hill. She is currently engaged in a diverse work portfolio, which includes issues primarily within the healthcare, energy, and environment sectors. She has an extensive network on the Hill and in-depth knowledge of the legislative process.

Prior to joining the Alpine Group, Ms. Johnson worked in various capacities on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Democratic staff. During her tenure on the Committee, she focused primarily on issues associated with energy policy, but was familiar with the myriad of matters under the purview of the Committee. Ms. Johnson was involved with the numerous iterations of legislation which evolved into the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Ms. Johnson developed and has maintained strong relationships with staff on the both sides of the aisle on the Committee and in personal offices.


EVENT PROGRAM


5:30-6:30 pm Networking/social hour

Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar


Formal program begins at 6:30 pm

6:30-7:30 pm Dinner

House salad

Chicken, manicotti, meat lasagna, or vegan entrée

Tiramisu, Italian layered cake, black forest cake

Coffee, tea, iced tea, sodas

7:30-8:30 pm Speaker presentations


ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Please RSVP on this Eventbrite page by Monday March 23, preferably by Tuesday March 17, to allow the restaurant adequate planning. Electronic prepayment is required to guarantee and complete your reservation.


LOCATION, PARKING, & DIRECTIONS


Positano Ristorante Italiano
4948 Fairmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 654-1717
www.epositano.com


Montgomery County parking Garage 11 (Woodmont Corner Garage, 7730 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD) is behind Positano, with entrances on Old Georgetown Rd and Woodmont Ave.

Driving from I-495 Capital Beltway - Exit at Rte 355 Bethesda, MD. Take Rte 355 (Wisconsin Ave) south toward downtown Bethesda. Make right on Woodmont Ave. Turn right on Old Georgetown Rd, and then make first right on Fairmont Ave at the BP Gas Station. Positano is on right.

Driving from Washington, DC - Take Wisconsin Ave to Bethesda, MD. Turn left on Old Georgetown Rd. Make third right on Fairmont Ave.

From Bethesda Metro Station - Go up Old Georgetown Rd three blocks and make right on Fairmont Ave at the BP Gas Station.

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Positano Ristorante Italiano

www.epositano.com

4940-4948 Fairmont Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814

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Organizer AIChE National Capital Section

Organizer of AIChE National Capital Section Dinner Meeting featuring PAIC

National Capital Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

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