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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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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-...

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?...

Negotiating for Financial Success

June 27, 2013
Negotiating salary and other compensation right can really set the pace of your career with a company and beyond. Use these tips to negotiate financial success.

Staying Connected through AIChE's Local Sections

March 17, 2015
Did you know that there are over 90 AIChE local sections worldwide? And all of them exist to serve members like you! The AIChE website introduces local sections with the tagline “...

Engineering Perception

May 4, 2010
Do You Think About All Perspectives? How are engineers perceived by different age groups in the U.S.? This was the topic of a 2007 report from the Bemporad Baranowski Marketing...

Virtual Tour of Chemical Engineering Facilities

December 22, 2011
There are plenty of factors to consider when looking at a career in chemical engineering, including job opportunities and salaries, but perhaps the most important is: what will...

AIChE Seeking ChE Experts for eLearning Course

June 8, 2012
UPDATE: Proposal Deadline Has Been Extended Until August 1, 2012. AIChE is soliciting proposals from qualified chemical engineering experts to develop an eLearning course for...

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...

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...
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