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2015 AIChE Salary Survey

June
2015
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.

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...

Moving from Student to Chemical Engineer

March 5, 2013
ChEnected interviewed Sarah Ewing about moving from school to the business world on a video chat recently. Sarah graduated from UC Irvine 2010 with B.S. Chemical Engineering, and...

Introduction to Project Management

eLearning (online) Course
Research shows 80% of those with project management responsibilities have received no training. This eLearning course will bring you up-to-speed...

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...

Balancing Life & Career: Is It All or Nothing?

April 24, 2013
Finding a balance between work and life is difficult for many, but the challenge seems even greater for women in STEM careers. Could a long-term view the best approach to tackling...

June 2015 CEP Preview

June 16, 2015
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.

Ron Corn Discusses Ethylene "Mega Projects"

April 15, 2016
Sanjeev Kapur of Apex PetroConsultants interviews Ron Corn, senior vice president of Projects & Supply Chain for Chevron Phillips Chemical. Ron discusses "mega projects" which...

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...

Transitioning to Management

June 14, 2013
Loraine Kasprzak, CMC, of CEP magazine interviews senior executive coach Mike Martorella for advice on making the transition from engineer to manager.

Women in Chemical Technology: Sheri Oslick

January 14, 2015
Sheri Oslick is an attorney whose practice focuses on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Learn about her science background and the path she took to find her career.

Interview: Catching Up with the 2015 WISE Interns

November 9, 2015
Every year AIChE sends three students to Washington to research public policy issues and contribute to discussions on how engineers impact society. 2015's Washington Internships...

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...

Career Insights: Things I Didn't Learn in School

September 20, 2011
There's a long list of things I learned in school, and I am grateful for all of that knowledge. It makes me the stellar employee that I am today, but there are a few things that I...

Spring Meeting YP Programming: Preview

February 7, 2012
Young Professionals have a lot to look forward to at the 2012 Spring Meeting in Houston. Whether you are interested in technical topics or professional development, there will be...

Why Not South Africa?

October 15, 2012
Sometimes my job takes me to unexpected places. A few weeks ago, I flew to South Africa to attend the South African Conference for Chemical Engineers, give a talk on chemical...

Your Career as a Volunteer

April 4, 2013
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...

Make the Most of Your Early Career

April 28, 2015
At the AIChE 2015 Spring Meeting in Austin, TX the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) organized the session Setting Yourself Up for Success: Tips for Making the Most of Your...

Degrees That Work: Plastics [Video]

March 3, 2010
Plastics touch every aspect of life. Without plastics, much of what we depend on daily at work and home would disappear. Despite its prevalence, the moldable material doesn't...

Strengthening Your Local Section

November 9, 2011
For anyone interested in getting involved with his or her local section (LS), or for those currently leading or interested in leading a LS, the AIChE Local Sections Committee (LSC...

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...

AIChE Young Professionals Newsletter: August 2016

August 18, 2016
Issue 3 — August 2016 Welcome to 2016's third edition of the Latest News. This newsletter is brought to you by the Young Professionals Committee News Team and is meant to give you...

The Curse of Knowledge

May 11, 2010
If you're new to a position and need help understanding a concept, who do you ask? Do you ask a seasoned veteran, somebody who's seen it all, or do you ask a fellow green horn...

Successful Delegation in Six Steps

September 21, 2010
The rewards of a successful delegation effort are three-fold: 1) More and/or more advanced tasks are accomplished by the employee; 2) Employee satisfaction increases as they...

Maria K. Burka’s First Job

February 9, 2011
There’s no such thing as starting at the top for most people. Learn how some of today’s prominent chemical engineers got their start in the working world in this weekly series of...

Working in Other Cultures

January 3, 2012
As someone who regularly works outside the US, the dynamics of how other cultures work interests me - both as a theoretical and practical exercise. This drew me to an AIChE...

The Many Paths to Careers in Science

June 29, 2012
If hearing true, personal stories about science (often both funny and touching) excites you, then The Story Collider's real-life monologues about the unexpected ways in which...

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.

Consider a Career in the Water Industry

January 20, 2016
Although not a traditional career route for chemical engineers, the water industry is a broad field that can offer both challenges and rewards.

YPOV: Get Back on Your Feet After a Layoff

September
2016
YPOV
Jonathan Haughton
You thought it would never happen to you. You are a hard-working chemical engineer fulfilling your career goals. The next thing you know, you’re called into a meeting with your boss and you are out of work before lunch. With that, welcome to your...

2011 Annual Conference: Recap

October 19, 2011
The Young Professionals have a unique opportunity within AIChE to serve as an interface between the student groups and Professionals, Fellows and Professors. One of the objectives...

Where Are All the Women?

December 6, 2012
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...

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.

Insurance for your Chemical Engineering Career

April 5, 2010
What if I told you that you were one exam away from becoming a more employable Chemical Engineer? For many young professionals and recent college graduates who aren't sure about...

John Tao’s First Job

January 26, 2011
There’s no such thing as starting at the top for most people. Learn how some of today’s prominent chemical engineers got their start in the working world in this weekly series of...

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