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K-12 Initiative

The K-12 initiative leverages AIChE's Volunteer Base for enhanced and expanded local impact in K-12 Outreach. Our objective is to increase interest, awareness, and excitement for science and engineering in K-12 students and prepare future engineering students and professionals to creatively solve technical challenges in an ethical, environmentally responsible, and socially conscious way.

Minority Affairs Committee (MAC)

The Minority Affairs Committee promotes activities that encourage the education and training of disadvantaged minorities in engineering and related disciplines; fosters the employment of minorities at all levels of skills within the engineering field; encourages minority entrepreneurship; and directs the expertise of engineers to the solution of special social and economic problems faced by the such minorities.

Women's Initiatives Committee (WIC)

The Women's Initiatives Committee (WIC) leads in promoting the entry, development, and full participation of women in the Institute and the profession by mobilizing AIChE to meet the needs of existing and potential female members of AIChE and the profession and providing a networking means for women in AIChE to use each other as resources...

Educating Global Chemical Engineers in the 21st Century

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
Chemical engineering thrived in the United States during the 20th century because of the confluence of discoveries in chemistry, innovations in...

Chemical Engineering Careers (focus on environmental consulting)

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
The profession of chemical engineering offers multiple, distinct career paths. Although many young professionals entering the professional world will...

Developing the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

Archived Webinar
Apr 22, 2008
How can engineers and scientists best influence and inspire the next generation of scientific leaders? How can we reach out to the K-12 community to...

National Engineers Week: Giving Back

Since this year's theme for National Engineers Week is 7 billion people, 7 billion dreams, 7 billion chances for engineers to turn dreams into reality, it seems like a just the...

Happy Engineers Week 2012!

This week is the 61st National Engineers Week, a time to reflect on and celebrate the accomplishments of our profession, as well as a time to plan for its future through outreach...

Your Career as a Volunteer

There are many opportunities in the workplace and beyond for volunteering that can enrich your career and your life. Read about how other chemical engineers are contributing and...

Where Are All the Women?

Adina D. Sterling, assistant professor of strategy at Washington University Olin Business School, shares her own thoughts and experiences and invites your opinions on STEM gender...

Career Day at Chem Show

As part of support activities for students and young professionals, the Metro New York local section organized a Career Day on November 1, 2011. It took place in tandem with AIChE...

K-12 Outreach – ChE’s Giving Back

AIChE, through its Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC), wants to establish a community of its members who are interested in using K-12 outreach as a way to spread the message...

On Outreach

I'll admit it. I'm a person who gets bored... very easily. Of consequence, there is one thing I find intolerable for myself: inactivity. There are lots of people like me and we...

K-12 Outreach: Hershey Company Shadow Program

For the past several years, the Susquehanna AIChE chapter has sponsored a shadow program for high school students at a handful of local businesses. One of the most active programs...

From Soda Bottle to Solar Light Bulb

Demi (aka Solar Demi), who comes from a very small village in the Philippines, came up with a solution to bring light to his village by turning a soda bottle into a light bulb.

12-Year-Old Wins Chemistry Competition

Twelve-year-old Audrey Gallier hasn’t decided what she wants to do when she grows up, but she knows it involves science. And she’s not waiting until college to crack open advanced...

Lend a Hand while you’re in Salt Lake City

Volunteers Needed to Lead Hands-On Lessons in a Local Middle School AIChE's K-12 Outreach Committee is conducting an on-site learning exercise designed to introduce middle school...

Rocky Mountain K-12 Outreach in Action!

Greetings from the Rocky Mountain Section of AIChE! Since our section covers a lot of territory, it makes sense that several different types of outreach projects exist throughout...

CEP: YPOV - K-12 Outreach: It’s Fun and Beneficial to Your Career

November
2014
YPOV
Colin Young
I have been involved in K-12 outreach for the past five years and have worked with students of all ages — from first graders to high school seniors. For me, outreach has been both personally and professionally rewarding. Through outreach, I have gained some valuable skills, which I think every engineer, especially young engineers, can benefit from.

Educational Perspective on the Future of Chemical Engineering

January
2007
Special Section
S. Ranil Wickramasinghe, Gary K. Patterson, James T. Cobb Jr.
Diversification, globalization, emerging technologies...Times have certainly changed for chemical engineers. But, has the undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum kept pace?

A Rich and Diverse History

January
2002
Special Section
Irene Kim
This look at the continuing evolution of chemical engineering starts with reflections on the past.

Expanding Horizons

August
2002
Special Section
Irene Kim
Pursuing a wide variety of career options, chemical engineers continue to reinvent the profession.

Women ChEs Make Progress Toward Equity

August
2003
Special Section
Irene Kim
Women in the chemical engineering profession are gaining equality -- to varying degrees -- in numbers, salary and worklife environment.

The Standing of Women in Academia

August
2003
Special Section
Donna J. Nelson
Surveys shed light on how well universities are utilizing the women engineers and scientists in the technical talent pool.

Great Companies for Women Engineers

September
2003
Career Catalyst
Cynthia F. Mascone
The keys to building a talented workforce: benefits that enable employees to balance their work and personal lives; stimulating and challenging assignments; and a culture that allows all employees to reach their full potential.

Where is the Chemical Engineering Industry Headed?

January
2007
Special Section
John C. Chen
The chemical enterprise is already global - a trend that is almost certain to continue. What does this trend mean for the chemical engineering profession and for the practicing professional?
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