What’s Trending at AIChE: Highlights from January & February 2019

Welcome to AIChE’s What’s Trending feature, where you'll discover some of our most viewed and read content from the prior months. Check out the video above for a short recap. Want to be featured in our next AIChE trend report? Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and YouTube and use hashtag #AIChEtrends when you share. 

Readers' Top Pick: 101-year-old Chemical Engineer Awarded Patent

At 101 years old, Charlie Bliss is believed to be the oldest American ever to receive a patent. Last June the chemical engineer received a patent for a design to capture carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that burn fossil fuels to prevent them from entering the atmosphere. Read more.

We Recognized: The Caltech 6: An All-Woman Chemical Engineering Class

In 2005, six women graduated from the California Institute of Technology and became the first and only all-female chemical engineering class to graduate from an American co-ed university. Read more.

We Celebrated: Engineers Week

Engineers engaged in community and classroom K–12 outreach projects during Engineers Week 2019 (Feb. 17–23). E-Week volunteers discovered a great collaborator in DiscoverE, the founder organization of Engineers Week, Future City, and other science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) outreach programs that are inspiring K–12 students (and their mentors). Read more.

International Women’s Day

We started to celebrate International Women's Day and we featured achievements of women in chemical engineering, including, AIChE’s Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) community celebrating its 20th anniversary and the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to AIChE Fellow Frances Arnold. Read more.

We Remembered: John J. McKetta, Jr. 1915 – 2019

John J. McKetta, Jr., a Fellow and former president of AIChE, and a mentor to generations of chemical engineers, died on January 15, 2019, in Austin, TX. He was 103.

McKetta was a member of AIChE for 82 years, joining the Institute as a student in 1937. AIChE will forever be indebted to John McKetta’s remarkable legacy and his lifelong commitment to the chemical engineering profession and chemical engineering education. Read more.

We Discussed on AIChE Engage

Your top engage discussion was about Computational Tools for Beginning Engineers. Join the conversation. Other popular discussions on Engage include:

We Networked at Conferences

We learned, networked, and shared at recent conferences, such as the 6th International Conference on Accelerating Biopharmaceutical Development (AccBio 2019), 2nd Rock Stars of Regenerative Engineering Conference, and 9th ICBE—International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering. Make sure to save the date, submit an abstract, and register for an upcoming conference here.

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