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Keynote Lecture: Nonconvex Generalized Benders Decomposition and Piecewise Convex Relaxations for Optimal Process Design and Operation Under Uncertainty
Xiang Li
A global optimization method called nonconvex generalized Benders decomposition (NGBD) has been developed to solve a class of stochastic nonconvex mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) to global optimality efficiently.
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R.S. Jane Memorial Award Lecture: Blood, Guts and Chemical Engineering 2.0
Michael Sefton
The introduction of bioengineering and biomedical engineering in chemical engineering programs and how they provide new interest in chemical engineering studies.
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Keynote Lecture: PET/Clay Nanocomposites: Effect of Chain Extender on the Morphology and Properties
Pierre Carreau
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) undergoes chain scission due to thermo-mechanical degredation. A multifunctional epoxy-based chain extender was employed to rebuild the molecular weight, increase the shear force, and consequently improving the silicate layers dispersion.
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Errors and omissions insurance for professional chemists
CIC
The member provincial professional organizations of Canada's Professional Chemists (CPC) have obtained cost effective Errors & Omissions insurance for individual professional chemists in Canada.
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Online awards nominations now open
CIC
Did you know you can now submit nominations for CIC, CSC and CSChE awards electronically? Nomination deadlines for most CIC and CSC awards are July 2, 2013. To find out more or to submit a nomination, visit http://www.cheminst.ca/awards.
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Clemson student DeMass enjoying SRR internship
Aiken Standard
It is no surprise that Nikki DeMass would choose to continue her scientific enrichment throughout college. An Aiken native and 2012 Aiken High School graduate, she is a rising sophomore at Clemson University, majoring in chemical engineering. "I really enjoyed chemistry in high school," DeMass said. "But after talking to both chemists and chemical engineers about what they do in their everyday jobs, I thought chemical engineering better suited my personality."
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Employees need technical skills to land hard-to-find jobs
The Augusta Chronicle
A lot of people want to work, but not everyone has the skills to get hired. Scott LaPorte sees it every day. "The unemployment out there is so intense that we are inundated by folks with college degrees that can't find jobs for more than $8 an hour," said LaPorte, vice president and partner with Trojan Labor and Acrux Staffing in Augusta.
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Engineering contract work abounds
Houston Chronicle
Engineers, regardless of discipline, tend to work for the same employer for many years, enjoying the stability and consistency. Others seek the flexibility and variety of contract work. "Contract engineers with specialties in onshore, offshore, subsea and shared services are a hot commodity right now," said Shameka Dukes, recruiting manager for Technip North America.
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Paper science degree pays off with 100 per cent job placement
Cincinnati.com
Studying paper science at Miami University — yes, paper science — might not sound like the most thrilling subject for today's college student. But if that student wants a job, it will do just fine. Miami is one of only eight schools in the country to offer the concentration, with a track record that is crystal clear: Every graduate of the program finds a job. It's now a concentration within chemical and paper engineering.
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New grads: Are you ready for the 'real world'?
AOL Jobs
Hiring of new college graduates is expected to rise 13 percent this year, according to the "Job Outlook 2013" survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Moreover, the association singled out finance as the degree most in demand, and accounting ranked third. This doesn't necessarily mean that finding the job you want will be a breeze. It's still a tough market.

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Survey: Canadian job market ripe for students and recent grads
Beacon News
Students are ramping up efforts to get into the Canadian job market this summer. The Canadian job market took in 54,000 more youths in May compared to April this year, according to the Canadian Labour Force Survey. The growth in youth employment is in line with a survey by the BMO Bank of Montreal which states that 51 per cent of employers are looking to hire recent graduates or students this year.

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The Internship: 6 real-life lessons from the movie
CBS News
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as career coaches? Perhaps. While their film "The Internship" has received tepid reviews, it holds some real-life lessons for job-seekers. And not just that Google is a really fun place to work (CNN referred to it the film as a "valentine" to the tech giant). Starting over and having to confront a landscape changed not only by the economy but also by technology is something many job candidates are facing these days. Here are five takeaways all applicants should consider.

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Study: New college grad takes job they don't want every 5 minutes
Huffington Post
Every five minutes, a 2012 college graduate starts a job for which he or she is overqualified. That's one finding of a recent report by McKinsey On Society, an online publishing forum for the consulting firm's research on pressing social issues. The study, which focused on underemployment among recent college graduates, found about 120,000 of people who last year obtained bachelor's degrees took jobs in sectors other than those which they most preferred.
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Why are so many of Canada's young people out of work?
CBC News
Some may call them whiny and self-important, but when it comes to jobs, Generation Y's sense of entitlement is partly the result of being pointed down career paths that have led them back to the same opportunities they had when they were teenagers. "I don't expect vacations, shopping or extravagance in my life," said Angie Robbins, a 27-year-old who has a bachelor's degree in nursing. "I want to work, [but] I seem to not be allowed to."
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