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Readers' Top Pick: Where Is Chemical Engineering Heading in the Future?
As the demand for finite resources increases and the global population rapidly expands, chemical engineering will be at the forefront of solving the world’s biggest challenges. ChemEs play key roles in areas such as healthcare, energy development, waste management, food processing, and national security.
Chemical engineering draws on many different fields — not only chemical sciences, but also mathematics, physics, materials science, biology, and data science. ChemEs apply molecular sciences to create life’s essentials.
In 1988, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine laid out an important vision for the field in the report titled “Frontiers in Chemical Engineering: Research Needs and Opportunities,” also known as the Amundson Report. The report outlined a roadmap for turning promising research opportunities into reality, while guiding university educational efforts to embrace new frontiers.
Over the past three decades, chemical engineering has seen tremendous change and advancement. These changes have and will continue to affect how we might view research priorities, education, and the practice of chemical engineering. Read more.
We Recognized: Day in the Life of a ChemE: Ryan Mowers
Ryan Mowers is an industrial sales engineer at The Kahl Company. As a technical sales and support engineer, Ryan works with chemical plants, refineries, EPCs, and other industrial manufacturers on capital and maintenance projects to increase capacity, expand production, optimize processes, and solve tough emissions-related challenges. Read more.
Meet Process Engineer Christopher Johns
This month, we introduce you to Christopher Johns, a process engineer at MEGI Engineering Inc. He discusses his role as manager of engineering at MEGI Engineering Inc, overcoming challenges, and the importance of his work. Read more.
We Shared: Newly Updated and Redesigned Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SAChE) Certificate Program
It's free for students, professors, and schools—and it's great for careers, the profession, and the planet!
Process safety is an important but often overlooked aspect of a chemical engineer’s early and continuing education. When working in chemical engineering, it’s simply not possible to learn by trial and error when the error can have catastrophic or dangerous implications.
That’s why, as part of the AIChE’s Doing a World of Good campaign and in conjunction with the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), industry and academia have come together to launch a major global initiative to improve and accelerate process safety education at the university level.
We’ve completely updated and redesigned the SAChE Certificate Program with new interactive learning modules and a dynamic curriculum that makes incorporating process safety education easy, engaging, and free. Read more.
2019 ChemE Car Teams and Cars
Forty-four teams participated in the 2019 Annual Chem-E-Car Competition® in Orlando on November 10. All teams were asked to provide a video spotlighting their car, school, and team, which were played before each competitor's run. You can see all video submissions here on ChEnected. Read more.
We Discussed on AIChE Engage
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We Networked at Conferences
We learned, networked, and shared at recent conferences, such as at the 3rd Epigenetics and Bioengineering Conference (EpiBio 2019), 3rd International Conference on CRISPR Technologies, 2019 European Conference on Process Safety and Big Data, 2019 Conference on Hydrogen Safety, AfroBiotech Conference 2019, and Industry 4.0: Digital Transformation Conference (IDTC19). Make sure to save the date, submit an abstract, and register for an upcoming conference here.
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