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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Recent Events

YPC Sponsored Technical Sessions at 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting

Monday, April 27-29, 2015, 8:00am CDT
Posted by Jonathan Haughton
Mark your calendars for YPC sponsored and co-sponsored technical sessions at the 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety in Austin, Texas. These sessions are ideal for young professional chemical engineers to attend and cover a variety of topics. Be sure to register...Read more

Recent Activity

Career Workshops at AIChE Spring Meeting

Posted by Jonathan Haughton on
AIChE Career Services is sponsoring a full day workshop to power your job seeking skills - Two one-on-one consulting sessions to review your advancement strategy & questions - Plus these four key skill improvement categories 1. Developing Your Introduction: 30-second Value Statement 2. 10 Plus...Read more

YPC Volunteers Needed at Regional Conferences

Posted by Jonathan Haughton on
The YPC representatives will host a workshop titled "AIChE After Graduation" which helps the students learn about YPC, how they can still be involved in AIChE, and other things to do after graduation (this option is open to the YP speaker). Also, YPC volunteers can also serve as judges in the...Read more

Global Undergraduate Student Video Competition

Posted by Jonathan Haughton on
By Stas' Gawel After two years of hard work and dedication from our team of YP’s, we are proud to officially announce the first annual Global Undergraduate Student Video Competition . For those of you who did not have a chance to watch the video available on our website, the competition involves...Read more

YPC Leadership Positions Still Available

Posted by Jonathan Haughton on
The YPC is still looking for people to fill leadership positions on our eight committees. Attached to this blog post is the current org chart (Last updated 2/8/2015) for the 2015-2016 year - If you see a position you would be interested in, please contact Kate Gawel at katherine.gawel [at] gmail...Read more