EDI | Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Our Commitment

AIChE believes that all who wish to be a part of the chemical engineering community should have equal opportunity to pursue and achieve success. We work toward a better future for all —through our technical expertise; through how we inspire, engage, retain, and advance future talent; and through how we treat each other within and beyond the profession. Solutions to 21st century problems require innovation and creativity, which are accelerated through diverse teams and by ensuring that spaces are inclusive. 

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Do you know a graduating high school senior who plans to study STEM at an HBCU? They could be eligible for the $40,000 FOSSI scholarship! The application deadline is January 31, 2023.

2022 Annual IDEAL Reception

See photos from the IDEAL Reception at AIChE's 2022 Annual meeting!

Nominations and Applications Due Feb 15 for AIChE High Honors and Langer Fellowship

Nominations are due on Feb. 15 for AIChE’s 2023 Institute and Board of Directors’ Awards, as are applications for the Langer Prize for Entrepreneurial Excellence. These honors, recognizing outstanding achievements and contributions, will be presented at the 2023 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, Nov. 5–10. Nominate and apply using the links to the right.

Our Communities

Our societal operating council (SIOC) supports communities such as Disabilities OutReach & Inclusion Community (DORIC), K-12, the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC), the LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative, and Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC). 

IDEAL Moments

AIChE’s Societal Operating Council and its member communities have developed a series of simple definitions related to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We’re calling them IDEAL moments. 

Support the All for Good Campaign

Your donation can make a difference in helping us reach 100% parity in the profession by 2050. 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Courses

Learn about why it matters, the impact in STEM and engineering; and develop the necessary tools to address equity, diversity and inclusion in your role as a student, professional engineer or engineering administrator.

Founders' Circle Donors

AIChE thanks Doing a World of Good Founders' Circle companies for their leadership and support.

Follow the IDEAL Path to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

AIChE is committed to nurturing an inclusive, respectful, and welcoming environment where people of all backgrounds and identities are valued and respected and can achieve their full potential. We do not endorse policy or legislation in any location that inhibits equality, limits individuals’ growth opportunities, or undermines our ability to include top talent in the profession. We ask that before attending any event, you review AIChE’s IDEAL Statement and Code of Conduct.