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Innovation in Improving Performance

Archived Webinar
Apr 17, 2013
This webinar focuses on ideas for improving the performance of individuals who work in industrial settings.

Fall 2014 Virtual Career Fair – Jobseekers

November 5, 2014
Visit online booths and chat live with leading process industry and other employers such as BASF, Cambridge Major Labs, Honeywell, Koch Glitsch, Marathon Petroleum, and SABIC.

Degrees That Work: Plastics [Video]

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...

Are We Ready for Power Play?

I was introduced to this topic an year ago and since then employing it as I find it very interesting and useful. Organizational Politics and Power Play are considered as dirty...

Book Review: The Innovator's DNA

Clayton Christensen is perhaps most famous for identifying the concept of a disruptive innovation – a new technology that introduces new markets and new ways that people interact...

Book Review: Great Webinars

Need to create a jaw-dropping presentation? Cynthia Clay’s Great Webinars can help chemical engineers create presentations that are more captivating and informative.

Ethics and the Chemical Engineer

What do future chemical engineering leaders know about ethics? Ethics and safety have become a major part of the chemical engineering profession. AIChE's 2013 Gala in November...

What Is the Goal?

When is the last time you read a novel that offered insights you could apply on the job as a process engineer? Check out the classic The Goal for a must-read drama that takes...

Career Paths for ChEs

What do you want to be when you get out of school? This article discusses answers to this question for chemical engineers.

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...

Building a Leadership Portfolio

Networking is a great way to build your resume and professional contacts, and you can use it to develop leadership opportunities.

2010 LDC Reflections : Be the Owner!

Mr. Brian Ferguson, Chairman-- American Chemistry Council and Chairman-Board of Eastman Chemical Company , delivered the keynote speech on "Chemical Industry Leadership Challenges...

What does networking mean to you?

Lately there's been a lot of talk at AIChE about networking. We'd like to know what chemical engineers really think about what could be done to help. Take our three-question...

Meet Jon Haughton — Featured YP for April

Meet Jon Haughton, this month's Featured YP, who is a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a wide range of interests and some smart advice for other young...

Designing an Effective Poster

Engineers routinely optimize process designs; poster designs need optimization, too. In the August 2010 issue of Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) magazine, L. P. Driskill, a...

How Do Chemical Engineers Use Social Media?

Since Linkedin was launched in 2005, social media has increasingly played a role in our lives, both personal and professional. A recent New York Times article discussed the idea...

Advice for Young Job Seekers

The question students ask most is what can they do to get a job in engineering, but often the answer lies with people they already know. Read more about how others have found jobs...

Becoming a Leader

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

Should You Go Broad or Deep?

Are you specialized? Greetings from Mid Michigan ! And welcome to my inaugural blog entry. To specialize or not to specialize? This is a question many young professionals ponder...

Help Us Get Our Coursework Right

Did you ever find yourself sitting in class wishing anyone had asked you what subjects to cover? Well now you can get your wish because AIChE is planning on offering on-line...

Could Less Math Make Better Engineers?

Recently an interesting argument about academic programs for engineers was brought to our attention. There's long been the stereotype of the engineer who lack social skills as...

When the Dream Job Doesn't Appear

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

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

Famous Women Chemical Engineers

Marie Curie One morning this week, I heard an interesting but disheartening story on the BBC Radio. The story was called " Famous female scientists are unknown to UK public . A...

What is SIOC?

AIChE is organized into three “operating councils” that manage many of the activities of AIChE. The Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC) is the one of these that has primary...

Environmental Engineer Turns Brewmaster

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.

After School Special — The Sequel

More Advice for New Grads Spring is graduation season, and nearly 3,000 student members of AIChE are expected to graduate this year. To welcome them to the profession, the...

International Women’s Day and Engineers

International Women's Day is a global celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. This is the definition from the...

ChemEs and Career Transitions

Many ChemEs go through one or more career transitions and need different skills or expertise in each new position. Have you made a career transition? I want to hear about it.

Career Corner - Surviving an International Relocation

December
2014
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
As exciting as an international assignment may seem, relocating overseas is more complicated than getting your shots, passport, and airline tickets, packing a few boxes, and hopping on the next flight. A typical relocation involves almost 50...
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