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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.

Educational Perspective on the Future of Chemical Engineering

January
2007
Special Section
James T. Cobb Jr., Gary K. Patterson, S. Ranil Wickramasinghe
Diversification, globalization, emerging technologies...Times have certainly changed for chemical engineers. But, has the undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum kept pace?

Career Corner: How to Be Productive Working from Home

August
2016
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
You might think working from home is easy. You could avoid the stress of commuting and even work in your pajamas if you want. While such a work arrangement may seem ideal, it is not always easy to stay focused if you are not in a typical office...

Jackie Ying

Jackie Ying is Executive Director, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and a Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, at MIT.

Expanding Horizons

August
2002
Special Section
Irene Kim
Pursuing a wide variety of career options, chemical engineers continue to reinvent the profession.

Leadership Q&A: Keep the Long-Term in Mind

May
2016
Leadership Q&A
Bhavesh (Bob) Patel, CEO and chairman of the management board of LyondellBasell, talks to CEP about his strategy for leading one of the largest plastics, chemicals, and refining companies in the world. In 2010–2011, faced with significant debt and soft demand, the company had to restructure and cut costs. Emerging from those dark times, LyondellBasell is now focused on growth and expanding its operations where it has a competitive advantage.

Introduction to Process Safety for Undergraduates and Engineers

June, 2016
Familiarizes the student or an engineer new to process safety with the concept of process safety management Serves as a comprehensive reference for Process Safety topics for student chemical engineers and newly graduate engineers Acts as a reference material for either a stand-alone process safety...

Law Careers for Chemical Engineers

Archived Webinar
Mar 4, 2015
Joshua Stowell discusses the different career opportunities that are available to chemical engineers who pursue careers as attorneys. He reviews...

Upstream

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 8:30am-9:00am
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

Financial Investment & Management

Archived Webinar
Aug 25, 2011
An overview of different investment types and strategies, such as risk management, retirement accounts, mutual funds & stocks, commodities &...

Dining Etiquette in Asia

Archived Webinar
Jul 13, 2011
In this video you will learn about dining etiquette in Asia. Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal, honoring your host,...

Dining Etiquette in South America

Archived Webinar
Jul 11, 2011
Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal, honoring your host, salutations, and a host of other topics.

Dining Etiquette -- Europe

Archived Webinar
Apr 7, 2011
In this video you will learn about dining etiquette in various countries in Europe. Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal,...

Successful Interviewing Techniques

Archived Webinar
Jan 21, 2011
This video will focus on what to do to make an interview successful. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, get extensive advice on what to...

How to Get a Job in a Small Company

Archived Webinar
Jan 20, 2011
This video will give you lessons on how to target small companies, where to network, and what you need to do to be prepared to tackle your job search...

Investing in 2011

Archived Webinar
Nov 3, 2010
Market woes are just the beginning to managing your portfolio and goals. Now, we have new taxes going into effect which will impact your income...

Leadership Lessons from Our Founding Fathers

Archived Webinar
Jun 5, 2010
The founding fathers demonstrated important leadership lesions during the development of the United States in the late 1700’s that should not be...

Chemical Industry Leadership Challenges

Archived Webinar
Jun 4, 2010
The chemical industry is faced with many challenges including geographic shifts in the location of manufacturing, rising volatile energy costs, a...

People - The Key to Successful Project Management

September
2004
Career Catalyst
Eldon R. Larsen
While Gantt charts, timelines, budgets, resource constraints, quality challenges, performance measures, and other tools are important, they are neither meaningful nor effective without people.

Apply Six Sigma for Process Improvement and Problem-Solving

March
2011
Back To Basics
George Liebermann
Many manufacturing processes are not run as efficiently as they could be. The Six Sigma methodology provides a foundation for continuous improvement and for solving quality, operational, and other problems.

Technical Entity Trends: A Critical Problem to Solve

May
2016
Technical Entity Trends
Derrick Wu
We treat our phones as necessary extensions of ourselves, and it is now hard to imagine life without what has become like an additional limb. Similarly, we have grown so used to computers, cars, and items requiring batteries that many of us would...

Solve Problems Inventively

April
2005
Career Catalyst
Jack Hipple
The TRIZ methodology encourages you to approach problems from a different angle. Here’s a primer on the basics of the technique and the tools available to implement it.

YPOV: Do’s and Don’ts of International Business Travel

July
2016
YPOV
Emily Frangenberg
Preparing for an international business trip can be much more stressful than a domestic trip. Along with arranging an itinerary, packing your essentials, and coordinating your flights and hotels, you also need to worry about being jet lagged, maintaining proper etiquette, and acquiring the proper visas and other documents needed for travel.

What's Your Problem Solving Style?

August
2004
Career Catalyst
Jack Hipple
Understand how you and others solve problems, and use that knowledge to cultivate organizational relationships and improve individual and team efforts.

Working Across Cultures

Archived Webinar
May 4, 2011
This webinar provides guidelines for operating successfully in different cultural settings, with an emphasis on project management.

Ethics and Excellence in Engineering

Archived Webinar
May 6, 2008
Beyond the basic technical competencies of our discipline, what are our priorities as engineers? This seminar explores this question, and thus...

Ethics — Examining Your Engineering Responsibility

February
2015
Career Catalyst
Deborah Grubbe
Engineering ethics frequently has nothing to do with technology and everything to do with communication, thought and decision-making patterns, and conflicts around time and money.

CEP: Editorial - Navigating Ethical Dilemmas

February
2015
Editorial
Cynthia Mascone
It seems not a day passes without news reports of a politician or corporate executive taking bribes, engaging in insider trading, or getting caught up in some other ethical dilemma. As engineers, though, we will more likely find ourselves in situations that have subtler, less-obvious ethical undertones.

Career Corner: Brush Up on Your Interview Skills

June
2016
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Are you considering changing jobs? You may think that with an updated resumé and rehearsed answers to standard questions such as “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” you are ready to interview for that next opportunity. Not so fast. Today,...

Humanitarian Chemical Engineering

April
2015
Career Catalyst
Jeremy D. Bendik-Keymer, Nwaynay Hlaing, Daniel Lacks, Evelyn B. Taboada
A broader view of ethics and professional responsibility considers the engineer’s impact on humanity.

YPOV: Persuade Your Boss to Send You to an AIChE Conference

May
2016
YPOV
Giselle Schlegel
The wealth of information and knowledge that you can gain at an AIChE conference is extraordinary. At every turn, professionals, graduate students, and undergraduates are sharing their ideas and accomplishments with other conference-goers. The week...

Career Corner: Transitioning to a Career in Sales Engineering

April
2016
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Does the business side of chemical engineering capture your interest? Are you drawn to a hands-on role with customers, so that you can help them with their technical and business challenges? If you answered yes to either of those questions, consider a career in technical sales.

Program Management: Techniques and Pillars

Archived Webinar
Oct 22, 2015
Vice Admiral Joseph Dyer, USN (ret) speaks to the VLS about creating successful programs. He will provide insight on his view that programs – be they...

The Dow Chemical Story

Archived Webinar
Jun 25, 2015
Dow Chemical was founded in 1897 by Herbert Henry Dow. Learn about the history of this chemical giant as it grows and merges into the top company it...

The Future of the Lecture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:15am-12:15pm
The university is one of the oldest social institutions in our society, rivaled only by the church. However, many universities now are under...

Should a Chemical Engineer go to Business School?

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 3:00pm-3:30pm
An MBA can increase your ability to consciously think of business development as you perform your role. It can lead to change of career, change of...

Interviewing Tips, "A Day in the Life of a Chemical Engineer"

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:15am-10:30am
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

Consulting/HSE

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 9:45am-10:15am
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

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