Young Professionals Community

Young Professional (YP) members are a vital and active group of AIChE members.  AIChE Young Professionals are:

  • Under the age of 35 and have graduated from an undergraduate institution,
  • Those new to the working world,
  • Masters or PhD students,
  • Those looking for a career in chemical engineering post-graduation, and
  • Those who have been working for a few years and starting to advance in their careers.

The Young Professionals Committee (YPC) works to increase participation among Young Professionals in AIChE benefits, services and volunteer opportunities.  The committee

  • Serves as an intermediary between undergraduate students moving into the next phase of their professional or academic careers,
  • Creates technical and social programming for YP's at AIChE conferences,
  • Supports sub-sections of local sections that hold events especially geared toward YP's,
  • Supports and vocalizes the needs of YP's within the Institute, and
  • Helps define the future of AIChE and the chemical engineering profession.

Interested in getting involved? E-mail for more information.

Take advantage of your AIChE member benefits

Upcoming Events

Chicago YPC - Whirlyball!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 5:30pm-9:00pm CST
Posted by Jonathan Haughton
YP's, It's that time of year again-- Whirlyball time! We will be hosting our 6th annual Whirlyball Social and Tournament on February 4th, 2015 at the Lombard location on Roosevelt Road. For those of you who don't know, Whirlyball is a hybrid between lacrosse, basketball, and bumper cars. It's lots...Read more

Taking Your Career to a New Level

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
Posted by Jonathan Haughton
This webinar will address making the move from entry level to junior staff, moving up the ladder to management, and overcoming common challenges associated with these transitions. The discussion will include lessons learned, experiences, and career advice from supervisors that have walked the same...Read more

AIChE North NJ LS Young Professionals February Happy Hour

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm EST
Posted by Jonathan Haughton
Want to meet other Chemical Engineers? Come & network with Young Professionals in your area at the 2nd North NJ AIChE YP Happy Hour of the Year! Meet members of the Executive Board of the North Jersey Section! See what the other chemical engineers have to say! Join the party! Have some drinks!...Read more

Recent Events

STS-AIChE YP Happy Hour!

Friday, January 30, 2015, 4:00pm-7:00pm CST
Posted by Jonathan Haughton
Young Professionals Upcoming Event The South Texas Section of AIChE Young Professionals can use your help! STS-AIChE YP has several volunteer positions. If you have an interest in being more involved with your local AIChE Section, contact us at sts-yp [at] to learn more! STS-AIChE YP...Read more

Recent Activity

AIChE Young Professionals Online Home

Posted by Jonathan Haughton on
AIChE has a new online home for its Young Professional members. Find everything you need to: ·Take advantage of your benefits of membership ·Stay up to date on Young Professional events, activities and news, including YP Local Section Events. ·Read blog/newsletter articles covering topics of...Read more