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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.

Lessons on Leading Change

June 6, 2014
What type of leader are you, and what are your strongest abilities? Learning to lead means understanding where your strengths as a leader lie so you can also learn to manage your...

Book Review: Navigating Strategic Decisions

May 4, 2015
Navigating Strategic Decisions: The Power of Sound Analysis and Forecasting by John E. Triantis. CRC Press, 2013. 405 + xxix pages. US$104.95 (hard cover). Every day we make...

Not Your Regular Inspiration

August 10, 2010
Every once in awhile we encounter a piece of writing, a passage or a phrase that strikes a chord with us. It is a grouping of words we will remember for quite some time and can...

The Interview

June 9, 2011
Ah, the interview process. For many, it's a cause of nervous nail-biting and sleepless nights, but it doesn't have to be that way. Here's a recent (2010) graduate's guide to...

ChE Degree has Largest Initial Payback

May 25, 2010
See a more recent salary survey from 2011. After 4 Years of Learning, the Payoff is Here! Good news for the 2010 chemical engineering graduates! According to payscale.com , your...

Overcoming Organizational Inertia

September 30, 2010
I have been to a dozen refineries over the last 3 years and each one I have been to (I think this applies to any workplace) has had a different culture. There are certain things...

Three Wikipedias?

February 21, 2011
It really bothers me when I see engineering students working on homework that rely upon computer-based references for equations. Not that I am trying to be an old codger and...

Mentoring: Turn Aspirations into Results

January 16, 2012
Our AIChE Fellows/Young Professionals Mentoring Pilot Program was a great success last year, thanks to the Fellows and Young Professionals who participated, and we hope to change...

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Clean Tech Leaders

March 26, 2013
Have chemical engineering programs become divorced from the world and people they serve? One program has a new approach to focusing chemical engineering students on the world's...

Becoming a Leader

August 5, 2013
Loraine Kasprzak, CMC, of CEP magazine talks to senior executive coach Mike Martorella to learn how engineers can become successful leaders.

Your First Year as a Manager

May 1, 2014
If you are considering or have been offered a management position, how are things going to change for you? What is that first year going to be like? Dr. Jonathan Worstell outlined...

Talking to Your Bo$$: Operating Costs

November 29, 2010
If you're a chemical engineer and want to discuss operating costs intelligently with your boss, you'll need to understand a number of financial concepts, including gross margin,...

AIChE Career Day at the Chem Show

October 25, 2011
Students from engineering schools in the northeast region are invited at no cost to learn about the experiences of practicing engineers from different business areas. Admission...

When the Dream Job Doesn't Appear

May 16, 2013
Didn't find your dream job right out of college? Or looking for a job while still in school? Hear how one chemical engineer is tackling the job search and learn from his...

A Grad Student’s Right Decision

November 18, 2013
Learn how one grad student in biological engineering has increased his professional reach and enriched his career as a volunteer.

Women in Chemical Technology: Takara Scott

September 30, 2014
Takara Scott says that when other kids wanted to play with Barbies and watch Power Rangers, she wanted to play with a microscope and watch science documentaries.

Gaining Acceptance as a New Supervisor

February 3, 2011
Part 6 in the series "Tools and Tips for Successful Management and Leadership." So how exactly do you go about gaining acceptance once you've managed to land that new management...

Dow Solutionists in School

June 4, 2012
The Dow Solutionists in School program was created to spark innovation in students. Check out what Dow is doing to fuel interest in chemistry and the sciences.

Finding the Right Career in Chemical Engineering

February 28, 2013
Not sure where your place is in the world of chemical engineering? Robert Szczesniak wasn't sure either, but he found a great fit. Today, he travels the world working on different...

Environmental Engineer Turns Brewmaster

June 26, 2013
Cody Martin, who says his beer is "made in Texas by Texans," was working as an environmental engineer when he became obsessed with becoming a brewmaster.

Looking Back: Oil Exploration Before Big Data

April 11, 2013
Watch as George Laguros, Geophysicist for the Marathon Oil Corporation in Houston, Texas, talks about analyzing seismic data in the present and reminisces about the days of...

The Second Phase of ChE Education

October 23, 2013
What you learn in a ChE degree program is powerful—but once we start work, every chemical engineer finds out they need to learn even more.

May 2015 CEP Preview

May 11, 2015
Energy The Four Pillars of Industrial Energy Efficiency Enhance your facility’s energy efficiency through operational improvements, effective maintenance, engineered improvements...

2011: A Chemical Odyssey

January 20, 2011
When the ball dropped in Times Square December 31 a few seconds before midnight, it marked the beginning of a new year—a year to “celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its...

Shaping the Future of Innovation

June 13, 2011
In today’s world where we are constantly striving to do more with less, innovation is the one of the keys for continuous improvement. In his blog on innovation and business...

Negotiating a New Position [Presentation]

June 1, 2010
You've had two rounds of initial interviews for a job at a company you're really excited about. It seems they like you and that there's a strong possibility that in your next...

Chemical Engineers Diving into Social Media

January 18, 2012
If you're a ChEnected reader, you know that social media can be a helpful resource in your professional life - not to mention a fun way to connect with family and friends in your...

Presentations for Graduating Students by YPC

September 26, 2012
The Young Professional Committee is proud to present a number of outstanding presentations, tailored specifically for graduating chemical engineers, at the upcoming Annual Student...

The Mentoring Experience at Chevron

August 16, 2013
Kevin Watson, team lead, OE Support for Capital Projects at Chevron, exchanges thoughts and mentoring experiences with recent hire and facilities engineer Amy Bordonaro.

Are You in ChE-Harmony?

December 1, 2010
Help us promote this video by sharing it! Building your career takes time, and everybody needs a little help along the way. Got a great story about your career you want to share?...

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-...
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