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AIChE’s 2014 Annual Fund Contributions Up by 25%

February 24, 2015
The AIChE Foundation is proud to report that the AIChE membership rose to the occasion and earned the $100,000 challenge gift pledged by the AIChE Board of Trustees and Board of Directors. During 2014, AIChE received more than 1,000 contributions to the Annual Fund – a 25% increase over 2013. Due...

New Lithium Battery Poised to Change Grid Storage

February 24, 2015
A stealth, 10-year-old startup has emerged as a serious rival to Tesla in the race to achieve grid battery manufacturing by spending $1 billion to turn an old North Carolina...

Minority Affairs Committee Marks a Quarter Century of Progress

February 23, 2015
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is witnessing the emergence of a more multifaceted and inclusive engineering community, thanks in part to the work of its Minority Affairs Committee. In 2015, the AIChE Minority Affairs Committee...

AIChE Announces 2015 Shining Star Award Winners

February 23, 2015
Each year the AIChE Local Sections Committee awards outstanding volunteers the Shining Star Award. This award program is designed to recognize exceptional volunteerism at the...

Nanotechnology Makes Steel 10 Times Stronger

February 19, 2015
"Stronger than steel" has just taken on a new meaning, thanks to the work of a Seattle-based company called Modumetal. The company's process relies on a type of advanced...

February 2015 CEP Preview

February 18, 2015
Ethics Examining Your Engineering Responsibility Engineering ethics frequently has nothing to do with technology and everything to do with communication, thought and decision-...

How Viruses Hijack RNA to Hide in the Body

February 12, 2015
Ever wonder how some viruses, such as the common herpes virus, manage to hide in the body for years at a time, often going undetected? Viruses can lurk deep inside cells for years...

The Cheapest Solar Power in the World

February 11, 2015
So far, the boldest solar power story this year was the "DEWA deal," ACWA Power's record-low bid for a solar project with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. A relatively...

History of the Chemistry Set

February 9, 2015
If a chemistry set influenced your interest in science, then you'll be happy to learn about the largest public collection of chemistry sets, which is housed by the Chemical...

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