In February, ChEnected observes Black History Month with posts about AIChE’s pioneers for equity and inclusion, as well as perspectives on the road ahead.
A Look Back: MAC Marks Its History
MAC's work to include underrepresented groups in chemical engineering dates to the 1960s. Check out its major milestones and progress, from inception to 2023.
FOSSI Representatives Visit Howard University Scholars
Read about the visit to Howard University, hear FOSSI scholars' feedback and requests from the initiative, and see more photos from the visit.
AIChE’s MAC Grows into a Community
MAC moves to a broader vision to include and welcome a wider community of chemical engineers.
Meet Manuela Ayee, Chair of AIChE’s Minority Affairs Committee
Read where Manuela found support and inspiration as she advanced in her education and career, and how she hopes to share the same positive influences with other chemical engineers through MAC.
Allies Help Pave the Path toward a More Inclusive Profession
Learn how allies have helped make changes at AIChE as far back as the 1960s to work towards greater inclusion of minority groups and women in the profession.
Strengthening the Future Pipeline of Black Engineers
Take a look at the statistics of Black students entering chemical engineering and learn how AIChE is working to strengthen Black representation in the profession through STEM scholarships and more.
The Meaning in Mentoring: An Interview with MAC Chair Audie Thompson
Learn about this chemical engineer's professional path and how mentoring continues to influence her career.
AIChE’s Minority Affairs Committee: The March of Progress
Learn about some of AIChE's early pioneers for equity and inclusion, and about the history of the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC).
The Man in the Beret and Bowtie
In observance of Black History Month, we remember Henry T. Brown, who worked for decades to bring about greater diversity in chemical engineering.
Charles Pierce: A Name Every Chemical Engineer Should Know
In 1901, Charles Pierce became the first to earn a degree in chemical engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, and the country's first Black chemical engineering graduate.
Adding Action to Aspiration: Anti-racism and Learning in the EDI Movement
Learn how AIChE’s IDEAL Path takes on some of the barriers standing in the way of building stronger businesses, institutions, and communities.
Abidemi Awojuyigbe: An Advocate for Engineers
Learn how this chemical engineering student got interested in STEM, and find out how she's helping others find scholarship opportunities.