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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.

Profile: Emily Leproust: Revolutionizing DNA Syntheses

December
2015
Profile
Emily Leproust, CEO and co-founder of Twist Bioscience, is reinventing the wheel when it comes to DNA synthesis. “I have one goal with respect to DNA synthesis — that’s to make cloning obsolete,” she says. Synthetic DNA can be used to modify the...

CEP: YPOV - Engineering Your Job Change through Networking

January
2015
YPOV
Sarah Ewing
In the current job market, people rarely stay employed with the same company that hired them after college for their entire career. If you want to take control of your career and make a job change that is consistent with your professional and personal goals, allow enough time to weigh the pros and cons instead of making the decision on a whim. The most critical step in this process is not updating your resumé, but making sure that the new position will be a good fit and not just a quick fix. I like to think of changing jobs as a process with four key steps: recognizing that it is time to move on, deciding where you want to go, determining what you need to get there, and then networking your way in.

AIChE Journal Highlight: A Sustainable Approach to Process Safety

November
2015
Journal Highlight
Process safety engineering involves the use of fundamental engineering knowledge (e.g., thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and kinetics) to develop and apply measures to prevent, mitigate, and respond to catastrophic incidents. The objective of this...

A New Norm for the PhD Workforce?

November 20, 2015
Increasing number of young professionals pursuing PhDs far outstrips the number of tenure-track faculty positions available, making an academic career the exception today rather...

October 2015 CEP Preview

October 19, 2015
This month, CEP's main feature looks at a systems approach to environmental management and sustainability. You'll also find in this issue a look at Israel's chemicals industry,...

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...

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...

Moiz Says: “Take My Word For It”

October 27, 2010
Moiz Diwan on the Value of the AIChE Annual Meeting and Membership: Moiz Diwan During my PhD, I learned how the energy sector evolved and last year after joining Abbott I learned...

Register for AIChE's Online Career Fair

April 4, 2011
You can register today for AIChE's Online Career Fair and begin to search through job postings and apply for positions now, before the online event takes place on May 17-18 at 10:...

How to Make the Most of Your Summer Internship

February 16, 2012
Okay, you’ve accepted a summer internship with Company X – what’s next? As you head to your new intern position this coming summer, here are a few tips to help make the most of...

Successfully Navigating in a New Career

May 13, 2015
Congratulations to those of you who are graduating this month! This is a monumental time in your life. If you already have a job lined up, you are ready to walk across the...

Which Online Courses Interest You Most?

August 20, 2010
As Chair of the BREC (Blue Ribbon eLearning Committee) I'd like to follow up our recent poll to gauge member interest in some other eLearning topics. As you may know, we are...

The Credibility Threshold

January 25, 2011
To be a good networker, you've got to first deal with the Credibility Threshold. In other words, to discuss the business you are both there to discuss, you have to first (a)...

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

June 14, 2011
A flash of genius, a stroke of innovation, a eureka moment. An idea is often thought of as a single event, but there's generally a longer and more complex process that precedes a...

AIChE Virtual Local Session

November 17, 2011
You're invited to participate in this month's online meeting of the AIChE Virtual Local Section (Virtual.aiche.org). The meeting is Thursday Nov 17th, starting at 8 PM eastern US...

To Be or Not To Be... An Engineer

March 1, 2011
Yes, being a professional means that you get letters after your name, and yes it may make getting that next job a little easier, but I'd like to get your opinion on something. Can...

Register for AIChE’s Online Career Fair

January 26, 2012
Register today for AIChE’s Online Career Fair and begin to search through job postings and apply for positions now, before the online event takes place on March 20-21, 2012.

Book Review: Peer Power

October 8, 2012
Have you been challenged by difficult colleagues or by other workplace relationship conflicts? Then maybe Peer Power should be next on your reading list!

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...

2014 AIChE Gala

October 14, 2014
AIChE’s 2014 Gala will be held on Friday, December 5th, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. This year’s gala centers on the theme of engineering diversity.

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...

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...

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.

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...
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