2020 Poddar Award Applications Open

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Poddar Award for Rising Chemical Engineers. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2020. Demonstrable AIChE leadership, community activities, and active participation in a AIChE student chapter will all be highly valued during the application review process. 

The Poddar Award for Rising Chemical Engineers recognizes a recent graduate for their contributions to AIChE, the chemical engineering profession, and society, and their potential for future growth and leadership. This award will be presented at the 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting.

The winner will receive:

  • A $500 USD prize
  • Membership to AIChE at no charge in 2021
  • Registration to the 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting
  • A $1,500 USD travel stipend to attend the AIChE Annual Meeting
  • A mentor during their time at the AIChE Annual Meeting (mentor pairing TBD)

Learn more and apply for the award.

Hear from 2019 Poddar Award Winner Victoria Muir

Last year Victoria Muir, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, was the inaugural recipient of the Poddar Award for Rising Chemical Engineers. Watch her interview below to learn more about her involvement with AIChE.

Many thanks to Syamal and Susmita Poddar for the generous endowment of this award through the AIChE Foundation's Doing a World of Good Campaign.