11/13/16: Daily Post

Yesterday, we had our last sessions in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE ’16) National Conference in San Francisco.  It has been quite an adventure, and, as usual, a lot of fun.

I started out the day watching two of the students receive awards, which is always good to see.  We had a freshman, a sophomore and a senior who won merit-based awards.  Also, our Chem-E Jeopardy team won 2nd place in the nation.

Soon after the award ceremony, I led a group on an expedition to the Golden Gate Bridge.  We snapped a few photos and then returned to the conference to watch the Chem-E Car Competition.  We didn’t have a car in it, but it was fun to watch anyhow.

I wasn’t feeling well, so I ducked out of the competition for some food.  I had a quick steak and cheese sandwich from a local sandwich shop, and then met the first group of students.

We were divided into two  groups, as one group left yesterday afternoon, and one is slated to leave today, based on who had tests and other commitments, and also who was presenting at the conference.

Soon after dark, we were on the road.  We stopped for dinner at an In N Out burger, and replaced a blown fuse in the van (too many inverters draw too much current), and drove through the night.  Soon after the fuse was fixed, I was asleep.

Thank you for reading my post.  I’ll comment more on the conference over the next few days.

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