Professional Development


2015 AIChE Salary Survey

Salary Survey
Chemical engineers continue to earn more than the average U.S. worker. The median salary of survey respondents is $127,000 — a 5.8% increase over the median reported in 2013. This is an expanded version of an article that appeared in the June 2015 issue of Chemical Engineering Progress.

YPOV: Is a Nontraditional ChemE Career for You?

Victor Manrique
The rapid growth of technology, globalization, the changing demographics of the workforce — all of these factors have eliminated the former notion of a linear career path. Modern-day employment requires workers to be adaptable to any and every...

AIChE Fellows - Who, Why & How?

Archived Webinar
Jul 23, 2015
John P. O'Connell tells of this history and criteria of the AIChE Fellow membership class, and hosts a panel of Fellows to speak about becoming a...

The Dow Chemical Story

Archived Webinar
Jun 25, 2015
Dow Chemical was founded in 1897 by Herbert Henry Dow. Learn about the history of this chemical giant as it grows and merges into the top company it...

Young Professionals and AIChE

Archived Webinar
Mar 27, 2014
Whether you are a recent graduate looking to get involved or your AIChE communities are struggling without new interest, you will appreciate the...

AIChE Professional Support – Career Services

Archived Webinar
Feb 23, 2012
Whether you are getting ready to graduate with your chemical engineering degree, you are currently unemployed, or you are looking for a new technical...

Financial Investment & Management

Archived Webinar
Aug 25, 2011
An overview of different investment types and strategies, such as risk management, retirement accounts, mutual funds & stocks, commodities &...

Put Your Compensation To Work

Archived Webinar
Apr 28, 2011
Michael Pascarella with Ameriprise Financial will outline how to leverage compensation from your employer and build for your goals

Work Would Be So Much Easier Without People

Archived Webinar
Mar 24, 2011
Our training as engineers focuses on the physical sciences, and the relationships we learn about are generally mathematical ones. However, the day-to...

Economic Evaluation for Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
Plant-related projects must be evaluated in order to maximize ROI. Learn how to conduct a sound economic evaluation for both small and large projects

Is a Nontraditional ChemE Career for You?

September 15, 2015
A chemical engineering degree makes you more than ready for a wide variety of careers, including those that are usually considered nontraditional.
AIChE sends undergraduates to Washington, DC, each summer as part of the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. This year’s interns were (from left): Kathleen Wu, Yale Univ.; Jill Schoborg, Iowa State Univ.; and Jami Summey-Rice, Univ. of Houston.

WISE Interns Complete DC Assignments

September 17, 2015
This summer, three chemical engineering students explored the interface between engineering and public policy as AIChE’s 2015 WISE (Washington Internships for Students of...

2016 Southwest Student Regional Conference

April 8-10, 2016

The  2016 Southwest Regional Conference will take place at University of Houston from April 8-10, 2016.  Conference Highlights include Regional Chem E Car Competition, Regional Chem E Jeopardy Competition and Regional Student Paper Competition.

How Green Is Your School?

August 12, 2015
Prospective college students interested in comparing colleges based on their commitment to environmentalism can look to Sierra Magazine’s ninth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of...

Project Management for Chemical Engineers

Public (classroom) Course
In today’s global and fast-paced world, the ability to manage complex projects is vital to keep up with the chemical industry’s demands and needs...

Managing Innovation in ConocoPhillips R&D

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 7:00pm
ConocoPhillips was formed in 2002 and it developed several approaches to developing a robust R&D portfolio. These initiatives were launched to...

Degrees that work: Nanotechnology [Video]

March 3, 2010
The nanotechnology episode helps to define a technology that uses knowledge of atoms and molecules to enhance modern life through product development and medical research. The 30-...

Video Games + Biology= Awesomeness!

December 6, 2010
There are many reasons why we game. Some game to escape, others to compete, and my personal favorite, to learn. Now, gamers have another—and even loftier—goal behind their time in...

Grow Your Student Chapter with Social Networking

November 2, 2011
In a Student Chapter Workshop, Jordan Keith and a fellow student of North Carolina State University spoke about their experiences and success with LinkedIn in connecting to and...

MBA the ChemE Way

May 22, 2013
Considering an MBA? “MBA the ChemE Way” session in San Antonio gave a quick snapshot into planning and applying to business schools, a look into core classes every MBA takes, and...

YP ChEnectees of AIChE Spring - Meet Nemoy Rau

May 5, 2010
In our third installment of YP ChEnectees of AIChE Spring, I present AIChE member, Nemoy Rau. Nemoy Rau is YP member of AIChE who I was able to interview during one of the YP (...

Join the AIChE Ambassador Program!

February 7, 2011
How would you like the satisfaction of helping undergraduate ChemEs? And wouldn't you like the chance to share your knowledge and experience gained over the years? Become an...

Meet a Young Professional Local Section: Chicago

December 31, 2011
This past year was a busy year for the Young Professional Advisory Board Chicago local section. Our YP group has grown tremendously over the past few years with several new active...

Women in Chemical Technology: Kristine Chin

July 15, 2013
AIChE's Kristine Chin shares her path in the field of chemical engineering, including her experience starting out as a chemical engineer in an all-male lab.

After School Special—A Road Map to AIChE

October 28, 2010
In the spirit of the new school year, I thought I'd educate some young professionals and students about how AIChE works. The hope is that you'll discover which areas of AIChE seem...

Three Cheers for Science!

April 6, 2011
Ready to bust some stereotypes? How about some brainy cheerleaders all pumped up for science? Check out the video in the panel to the right. The Science Cheerleaders were founded...

Self-Taught Sixteen-Year-Old Inventor Wows MIT

November 30, 2012
Leaving Sierra Leone for the first time, 16-year-old Kelvin Doe flew to the US to participate in MIT's fabled practitioner's program, where he demo-ed his soldered and duct-taped...

What Skills Do ChemE Employers Look For?

November 4, 2013
A panel of executives discuss the traits and skills they look for in new hires, as well as opportunities in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and energy for young chemical engineers.

The Job Offer

June 20, 2011
So, you've been made an offer. Congratulations! If you're just out of school and facing a tough job market, chances are this will be an easy decision for you. But if you're one of...

Spring Meeting YP Mixer

April 30, 2012
Thank you to all the Young Professionals (YP) who attended this year’s Spring Meeting Mixer. We had a great turnout of sixty YPs that are eager to get “Chenected” with the...

Attend VLS's 5th Anniversary Meeting Online

January 19, 2015
You are invited to attend the January 22 Virtual Local Section Meeting and celebrate the start of the VLS's fifth year of "supporting chemical engineers regardless of geography."...

Who Are You Designing For?

October 18, 2010
The life of the desk engineer is a strange one. You sit in the office and make decisions. You develop ideas and implement change where the biggest direct impact of your work is...

How Can "Lean" Help You Achieve Better Results?

March 2, 2011
Have you been hearing the term Lean used in your organization lately? Are you curious about how principles such as 7Ws and 5Ss can help you deliver better results? Most...
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