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K-12 Initiative

The K-12 initiative leverages AIChE's Volunteer Base for enhanced and expanded local impact in K-12 Outreach. Our objective is to increase interest, awareness, and excitement for science and engineering in K-12 students and prepare future engineering students and professionals to creatively solve technical challenges in an ethical, environmentally responsible, and socially conscious way.
Members of SIOC met in New Orleans to discuss implementation of the group’s new action plan.

Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC)

The Societal Impact Operating Council is leading efforts to define how chemical engineers can most effectively address societal needs. Accountabilities include outreach and public policy, diversity of the profession, and the global business environment.

2017 AIChE President-Elect Debate

Archived Webinar
Aug 31, 2016
Meet the 2017 AIChE President-Elect candidates. Liese Dallbauman and Christine Seymour joined the AIChE Virtual Local Section to speak about their...

Your Career as a Volunteer

April 4, 2013
There are many opportunities in the workplace and beyond for volunteering that can enrich your career and your life. Read about how other chemical engineers are contributing and...

AIChE Young Professionals Newsletter: August 2016

August 18, 2016
Issue 3 — August 2016 Welcome to 2016's third edition of the Latest News. This newsletter is brought to you by the Young Professionals Committee News Team and is meant to give you...

Where Are All the Women?

December 6, 2012
Adina D. Sterling, assistant professor of strategy at Washington University Olin Business School, shares her own thoughts and experiences and invites your opinions on STEM gender...

Photo Highlights from the 2015 AIChE Gala

November 4, 2015
Raising more than $600,000 in support of the global expansion of process safety education for undergraduates, the event celebrated the 30th Anniversary of CCPS.

From Soda Bottle to Solar Light Bulb

September 23, 2011
Demi (aka Solar Demi), who comes from a very small village in the Philippines, came up with a solution to bring light to his village by turning a soda bottle into a light bulb.

K-12 Outreach: Hershey Company Shadow Program

November 25, 2011
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...

AIChE Minority Affairs Committee Scholarship Fund

July 15, 2012
The Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) and the AIChE Foundation are working together to support the Minority Affairs Committee Scholarship Fund. This fund promotes activities that...

Cargill: On a Journey To Do A World of Good

Process Safety Management is certainly not new to Cargill.  However, according to Cargill’s Vice President for Environment Health & Safety, Al Johnson, “Collaborating with C

Rocky Mountain K-12 Outreach in Action!

December 2, 2011
Greetings from the Rocky Mountain Section of AIChE! Since our section covers a lot of territory, it makes sense that several different types of outreach projects exist throughout...

On Outreach

July 15, 2010
I'll admit it. I'm a person who gets bored... very easily. Of consequence, there is one thing I find intolerable for myself: inactivity. There are lots of people like me and we...

Science Is for Everyone, Kids Included!

January 4, 2013
In this TEDTalk, Beau Lotto and one of the world's youngest published scientists (Amy O'Toole) share their findings and their passion for learning.

Texas Is Giving Away Wind Energy

November 30, 2015
Wind power is now so cheap in Texas that many energy retailers offer special deals that include free electricity at night after demand drops and the turbines are still pumping out...

Raj Gupta: Doing a World of Good

In the first of the AIChE-Doing a World of Good podcast series Raj Gupta, shares a captivating story of his personal and professional journey to become a leader in the chemical industry. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes.

Vote for Your Favorite Student Videos!

August 14, 2015
Of all of the engineering disciplines, it is toughest to describe what exactly a chemical engineer does. “Part of the difficulty lies in the fact that the other engineering...

Happy Engineers Week 2012!

February 21, 2012
This week is the 61st National Engineers Week, a time to reflect on and celebrate the accomplishments of our profession, as well as a time to plan for its future through outreach...

Lend a Hand while you’re in Salt Lake City

October 31, 2010
Volunteers Needed to Lead Hands-On Lessons in a Local Middle School AIChE's K-12 Outreach Committee is conducting an on-site learning exercise designed to introduce middle school...

Environmental Division Pittsburgh Service Project

October 25, 2012
Join your fellow AIChE members and the local Pittsburgh community on Sunday morning of the Annual Meeting--share a great experience protecting important ecosystems and promoting...
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...

K-12 Outreach – ChE’s Giving Back

August 8, 2011
AIChE, through its Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC), wants to establish a community of its members who are interested in using K-12 outreach as a way to spread the message...

National Engineers Week: Giving Back

February 22, 2012
Since this year's theme for National Engineers Week is 7 billion people, 7 billion dreams, 7 billion chances for engineers to turn dreams into reality, it seems like a just the...

Career Day at Chem Show

November 3, 2011
As part of support activities for students and young professionals, the Metro New York local section organized a Career Day on November 1, 2011. It took place in tandem with AIChE...

12-Year-Old Wins Chemistry Competition

August 22, 2014
Twelve-year-old Audrey Gallier hasn’t decided what she wants to do when she grows up, but she knows it involves science. And she’s not waiting until college to crack open advanced...

Happy 100th Birthday John McKetta!

October 17, 2015
Today, October 17, 2015, AIChE celebrates the 100th birthday of Dr. John J. McKetta, Jr., Fellow, Trustee, former President of AIChE, and one of the chemical engineering...

Working Abroad: A Discussion

Archived Webinar
Nov 10, 2015
Daniel Sujo and Experience Nduagu speak about their experiences immigrating for work, and share advice for those both working abroad or who have...

AIChE Fellows - Who, Why & How?

Archived Webinar
Jul 23, 2015
John P. O'Connell tells of this history and criteria of the AIChE Fellow membership class, and hosts a panel of Fellows to speak about becoming a...

Look Who's 213: The DuPont Story

Archived Webinar
Apr 23, 2015
One of the oldest companies in the world, DuPont has invented thousands of materials, played critical roles in both World Wars, and has indirectly...
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