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.
AIChE is committed to promoting a fair, just, and equitable profession and society. Groups that have faced discrimination continue to encounter challenges when entering into or participating in engineering and science professions. We encourage inclusion and intentional representation of people from diverse backgrounds and experiences because it is ethical and honorable, and it enhances the innovation and creativity necessary to find solutions to current and future challenges. We aim to eliminate disparities in treatment, as well as racism and any form of discrimination from our profession — recognizing that specialized strategies will be required for distinct groups, and that long-standing narratives will need to be combated. As members of our AIChE Community, we have an obligation to support and celebrate our advancement along an IDEAL path.
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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.
IDEAL Events: Recent
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).
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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.