Kansas City, MO – CAPE Industries’ Melissa Ver Meer, Ph.D, was tabbed to present a keynote address at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Student Regional Council hosted by the University of Nebraska, April 16th and 17th.
With more than 60,000 members from over 110 countries, AIChE is the leading professional association of Chemical Engineers. Student Regional Conferences are important introductions for students seeking degrees in advanced chemical engineering and leveraging the global reach of the AIChE.
In her address titled “Non-Linear Careers: Thriving in Uncertainty,” Dr. Ver Meer encouraged the students to create resilience in their careers, adding practical advice from goal setting to finding the right mentor. The past year, as well as 2021 were disruptive academic years and Dr. Ver Meer reminded students that the skills they have developed during this period, including adaptability and endurance, will serve them well into the future.
Ver Meer is a strategic and technical leader with more than 20 years experience in advanced materials and manufacturing at enterprise levels. Before assuming her role as the Chief Technical Advisor at CAPE Industried, she spent the past eight years with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technology’s Kansas City National Security. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and went on to earn her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Iowa State. She claims six patents to her credit.