Engineering for Inclusion: 2022 AIChE Annual Meeting & Annual Student Conference

In addition to regular programming, this year’s Annual Meeting and Annual Student Conference will feature events that showcase AIChE’s efforts towards equity, diversity, and inclusion, and the IDEAL Path. To learn more about AIChE’s commitment to the IDEAL Path, visit These events include student chapter workshops, Minority Affairs Committee (MAC)  & Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) co-sponsored workshops, and events led by the LGBTQ+ & Allies committee.

Please see below for more IDEAL programming at AIChE’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Annual Student Conference.

NOTE: All sessions and events are scheduled in Mountain Standard Time (MST).

LGBTQ+ & Allies Panel Discussion

Saturday, November 12, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM 

Hear from LGBTQ+ young professionals from industry and academia as they share insights into issues faced by newly hired LGBTQ+ engineers.

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LGBTQ+ & Allies Ice Cream Social (ticketed event)

Saturday, November 12, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Grab your ticket for the LGBTQ+& Allies Ice Cream Social. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to socialize and network with other professional members of the LGBTQ+ & Allies community, while enjoying a tasty treat.

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Undergraduate Workshop for Women & Minorities (ticketed event)

Sunday, November 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Hear from mentors in academia, industry, and national labs as they discuss career advancement, decision-making, and more. This workshop is hosted by Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) and is open to all. 

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MAC & WIC Real Talk Speed Mentoring (ticketed event)

Sunday, November 13, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

This event provides students with an opportunity to mingle with MAC professionals in a speed networking style. This speed mentoring event is open to all chemical engineering students who participate in the Annual Student Conference.

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Career Workshop (ticketed event)

Sunday, November 13, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

This workshop titled “Elevating Your Career for Graduate Students and Young Professionals” is presented by the Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) & Minority Affairs Committee (MAC). All are welcome to attend. 

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Unconscious Bias Workshop

Monday, November 14, 2022, 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM 

Join this presentation on unconscious bias and why it matters in STEM and engineering. This workshop will be followed by a panel discussion.

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MAC Eminent Engineers Awards Ceremony Breakfast

Monday, November 14, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

Join MAC as they honor the Eminent Engineer Award recipients, MAC’s most prestigious award, recognizing outstanding achievements from a professional in a traditional chemical engineering position or from a chemical engineer making significant contributions in a non-traditional profession. 

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MAC Eminent Engineers Awards Poster Session

Monday, November 14, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Stick around after the MAC Eminent Engineers Award Ceremony to attend the MAC Eminent Engineers Awards poster session.

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IDEAL Featured Session: A Conversation on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Monday, November 14, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM 

In keeping with AIChE’s recent adoption of the IDEAL statement, this session will bring together leaders in academia that embody the IDEAL principles. The panel will address topics such as the skills leaders need in an IDEAL world, why IDEAL is important for everyone, challenges in academia, the benefits of employee resource groups, and much more.

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IDEAL Reception 

Monday, November 14, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM 

Join us for a celebration for DORIC, K–12, LGBTQ+, MAC and WIC. All are welcome to attend.

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Women in Engineering (WIC) Keynote & Networking Breakfast (ticketed event)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

Join us for the WIC Keynote, given by AIChE President Christine Grant, who will discuss the continued progress of women in the field of chemical engineering. This event is open to all.

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Minority Faculty Forum

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM 

This event, sponsored by MAC, will feature breakout groups and discussions on the experience of being a minority faculty member in academia.

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Women in Engineering (WIC) Poster Session

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Be sure to stick around after the WIC Keynote to attend the WIC poster session.

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Tuesday LGBTQ+ & Allies Safe Zone Workshop

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

Safe Zone Ally Training workshops are interactive, research-informed workshops that seek to foster a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ individuals in STEM, through building participant knowledge, skills, and creating a visible network of allies. All are welcome to attend. 

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Best Practices for LGBTQ+ & Ally Resource Groups

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM 

Learn about the best practices and current trends in building academic networks of support for LGBTQ+ chemical engineers at four levels: department heads, faculty & staff, and students. Bev Douglas (BASF) will be among the panelists sharing insights and perspectives.

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WIC Drop-in Mentoring

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM 

This session is designed for graduate students looking to connect and network with senior AIChE members in industry and academia. 

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LGBTQ+ & Allies Social & Meet and Greet

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Stick around after the panel on best practices for LGBTQ+ & Ally resource groups, to meet and socialize with other members of the LGBTQ+ & Allies community. 

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Allies and Advocates Training

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM 

This workshop is designed to support participants on their path to allyship. They will learn what it means to be an ally, determine where they are on the allyship journey, and learn how to take the next steps to become a stronger ally. 

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Wednesday LGBTQ+ & Allies Safe Zone Workshop

Wednesday November 16, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM 

This workshop is an opportunity for allies and LGBTQ+ individuals to learn more about the current engineering culture, terminology, microaggressions, unconscious bias, and much more. These research-informed workshops seek to foster a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ individuals in STEM. All are welcome to attend. 

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Café with LatinX in ChE

Wednesday November 16, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM 

Join LatinX in ChE for a networking event including a light lunch. This event will serve as an introduction to LatinX in ChE as a new subcommittee within MAC.

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Overcoming the Bystander Effect in Chemical Engineering Ethics

Wednesday November 16, 2022, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM 

This workshop is designed to support participants in taking care of their professional community by identifying chemical ethical code obligations towards overcoming the bystander effect. They will learn to respond to harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct when they see it happening.

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Follow the IDEAL Path to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion