Corning Sponsors AIChE ScaleUp Program for Student Members

May 1, 2011

Corning is the newest Gold Sponsor of ScaleUp, AIChE’s corporate sponsored student membership initiative that strengthens the preparation of undergraduate chemical engineers for the world of work. ScaleUp provides sponsored AIChE membership, career development tools, internships, and employment opportunities to chemical engineering undergraduates at more than 160 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Corning joins Platinum Sponsor Chevron, and Gold Sponsors Air Products, Dow, DuPont, Merck, Praxair, and UOP in helping to underwrite this program.

Since its launch in 2007, ScaleUp has grown from 3,000 undergraduate student members to more than 13,900 today. The program has permitted AIChE to sustain and expand its offerings for undergraduates — including annual conferences, award programs, and professional development services — and to provide a way for company representatives and ChEs-to-be to interact. Companies gain insight into future employees, and chemical engineering students come to better understand workplace expectations and skill requirements.
 
One of the most valued benefits of ScaleUp, by both corporate sponsors and students, has been the rise in safety awareness and safe practices among undergraduate chemical engineering students through the Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SAChE) Certificate Program. Since 2008, ScaleUp has sponsored SAChE membership for all U.S. and Canadian chemical engineering departments that have an AIChE student chapter. To date, more than 5,400 SAChE Certificates have been awarded to ScaleUp-sponsored students who demonstrate proficiency in process safety training.
 
With its support of ScaleUp, Corning, a leader in specialty glass and ceramics, is demonstrating a long-term commitment to excellence in education and practice among the next generation of chemical engineering practitioners and industry leaders.
 
Additional corporate support for AIChE ScaleUp is needed. Interested members and company representatives can learn about ScaleUp, and the benefits of sponsorship, by contacting Cathy Diana, Director of the AIChE Foundation, 646-495-1340 or cathd@aiche.org.

About AIChE:

AIChE is a professional society of more than 40,000 chemical engineers in 92 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org.