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.

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Upcoming Events

Young Professionals' Social at the 2016 Annual Meeting

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 8:00pm PST
Posted by Monica Mellinger
This event, hosted by the Young Professionals Committee (YPC), is a great opportunity to network with a diverse group of young professionals in a relaxed environment. Tickets can be purchased through your conference registration as a ticketed event, at the Annual Meeting’s on-site registration...Read more

Recent Events

Young Professionals Mixer at the 2016 AIChE Spring Meeting

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 8:30pm-11:00pm CDT
Posted by Monica Mellinger
By Monica Stowe This event, hosted by the Young Professionals Committee (YPC), is a great opportunity to network with a diverse group of young professionals in a relaxed environment while attending the 2016 AIChE Spring Meeting and 12th Global Congress on Process Safety in Houston, TX. Enjoy drinks...Read more

Recent Activity

Using and Enjoying AIChE Engage

Posted by Monica Mellinger on
Being an AIChE member provides you the opportunity to easily connect and build relationships with other chemical engineers who share your interests — even if you don’t have the time or ability to meet them in person. The newest benefit of membership, AIChE Engage , makes doing this even easier and...Read more

Have a Voice in AIChE's Future

Posted by Monica Mellinger on
The Board of Directors election will commence next month on Tuesday, September 6th. We have many great candidates this year who are excited to serve the membership as a board member. As Young Professional members of AIChE, you are the future of this organization. Be sure to review the candidates’...Read more

Persuade Your Boss to Send You to an AIChE Conference

Posted by Monica Mellinger on
In the May edition of CEP Magazine , Giselle Schlegel offered tips and tricks to Young Professional AIChE members on how to convince your employer that it is worth their while to help you attend an AIChE conference. It is a great read with fantastic suggestions. Check out the articleRead more

YPC's Global Undergraduate Student Video Competition Update

Posted by Monica Mellinger on
The Global Undergraduate Student Video Competition is in the midst of their second year of competition. We have had 21 submitted videos from student chapters around the world, all focused on the topic of Biopharmaceuticals. We are currently in the process of doing a final review on these videos and...Read more

Young Professionals Mixer in Houston (Spring 2016)

Posted by Mohammed Alyanbaawi on
Over 100 young professionals attended this year’s Spring 2016 YP Mixer at Hearsay on the Green in Houston, TX. The event hosted several of AIChE’s divisions and forums represented, including AIChE staff. This event facilitated great conversation and interaction between the young professionals and...Read more